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Updated: 04/02/2014 08:00:01AM

Don Pedro’s an ideal beach

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SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

The Gulf waters at Don Pedro Island State Park are brilliant blues and greens, giving it a Caribbean-like feel.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Kayakers and a pelican enjoy a recent morning in Lemon Bay, near Don Pedro Island State Park.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Capt. Ralph Young escorts guests to Don Pedro Island State Park on a new ferry service that started in February.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Merrill Horswill, a volunteer for Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, talks about the wildlife and vegetation at Don Pedro Island State Park.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

There’s more than a beautiful beach at Don Pedro Island State Park. Look closely to see beautiful wildlife like this butterfly.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A colorful sailboat in the distance accentuates the beautiful Caribbean-colored waters.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

There is wildlife all over Don Pedro Island State Park. This cardinal gave itself away by its loud chirp.

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There are two kinds of beaches this time of year.

There’s the crowded, can’t-find-a-parking-spot, kids-kicking-sand-in-your-eye while the annoying cellphone talker yells his one side of the conversation so you can’t hear the gentle waves as they roll onto the beach.

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