Beaches

Turtle Nesting Season is Here

Each year from early May to late October, loggerhead sea turtles come ashore to build a nest and deposit their eggs. Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff and volunteers set out in the early morning hours to track any activities. Nest are roped off and tagged to minimize people disturbing the area. It takes roughly 45-60 days…

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Clearwater Beach Named America’s #1 Beach by TripAdvisor

Clearwater Beach has had numerous honors over the year. This one is extra special as it is TripAdvisor’s Readers’ Choice award. Visitors actually determine the winners based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and averaged ratings gathered over a 12-month period. This is the second time in three years that the famous white…

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Sand Key County Park is a Hidden Gem

Named after the island it sits upon, award-winning Sand Key County Park occupies 95-acres on the northern tip. After walking across boardwalks, beach lovers will find an expansive beach stretching from Clearwater Pass down to the Sheraton Sand Key. Life guard stations monitor designated swimming areas during busier times of the year, usually spring to…

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Honeymoon Island – A Natural State

If you’re looking to take a hike and explore natural Florida, Honeymoon Island Recreation Area at the west end of Dunedin Causeway may be the answer. Wildlife sightings do come with the territory. Just ask a friend of mine who recently took a walk along the 2.5-mile Osprey Trail. He was hoping to see some…

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An Island Escape – Caladesi Island

A state park, Caladesi Island is situated just south of the island of Honeymoon Island Recreation Area.¬†Accessible only by ferry boat* from the marina at Honeymoon Island on the west end of Dunedin Causeway, it’s a wonderful way to spend the day with the kids. The island has a nature trail, two bathhouses and a…

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