This park is situated on a typical Gulf Coast barrier island with
long, thin white sand beaches facing the Gulf and mangrove swamps
fringing the bay side. Slash pine forests and tidal flats occur
along the island's north end. There are two nature trails.
Nesting ospreys and migratory warblers can be seen from either of
the two nature trails. The Pelican Cove Trail, which passes along
the edge of a sheltered lagoon, affords excellent views of great
and snowy egrets, herons, various shorebirds, and an occasional
reddish egret. Least terns nest on the beach.
Department of Environmental Protection
Take U.S. Highway 19 (Alternate 19) north of Dunedin for about 3
miles. Turn west on Curlew Road (Florida Highway 586) and
follow signs to the park entrance.
Central Florida Wildlife Sites