Fort DeSoto is a part of the Tierra Verde island community which covers 5 islands with over 1000 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Fort DeSoto’s beach is constantly rated as one of the best beaches for families. Popular activities include visiting the historic fort, lounging on the beautiful beach, playing in the white sand, and exploring the many trails, tidal pools and a one-of-a-kind lagoon. Robinson Preserve to the west provides excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife and fishing. This destination provides one of the best viewing points for the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
See a map below of the route from Sunset Boat Rental to fort DeSoto.