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Our Beaches

The best beaches in Florida

Clearwater Beach

clearwater beachThis world famous beach has it all: white sand, sparkling waters, marinas, bathhouse, boat ramp, full-time lifeguards, playground, showers, attractions, nightlife, restaurants, and accommodations ranging from high-end resorts to old fashioned mom-and-pop motels.

Pier 60 is where anglers can cast lines 24/7. Just south of Pier 60, the newly-opened BeachWalk pedestrian thoroughfare winds its way southward. Clearwater Beach was voted as having the Best Sand on the East Coast by Conde Nast Traveller. Looking for a cheap date? It only costs fifty cents to take a walk out to the end of Pier 60.

Caladesi Island

caladesi islandOne of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s Gulf Coast, Caladesi´s white sand shores have been rated as one of the nation´s best beaches. The park is accessible only by private boat or ferry from Honeymoon Island State Park.

Beach lovers can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. Saltwater anglers can fish from their boats or throw a line out into the surf. Nature enthusiasts watch wildlife while hiking the three mile nature trail through the island´s interior or paddling a three mile kayak trail through the mangroves and bay. Picnic tables and shelters are located near the beach; picnic pavilions can be reserved for a fee.

The park has a marina with electric and water hookups for boaters. The park also has a snack bar and gift shop.

For ferry information call (727) 734-5263.

Located one mile west of Dunedin off the Gulf Coast.

Honeymoon Island

honeymoonIslandThe pioneers called it Hog Island, but it became Honeymoon Isle in 1939 when a New York developer built 50 palm – thatched bungalows for honeymooners.

Today visitors can drive across Dunedin Causeway to enjoy the sun – drenched Gulf beaches, mangrove swamps, and tidal flats. Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in South Florida.

The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm waters of the Gulf or picnic while they enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Shelling is particularly good here, as the Gulf currents deposit an incredible variety of seashells on the shore.

Showers are available and the park´s concession has a gift shop and snack bar.

Honeymoon Island is located at the extreme west end of State Road 586.

For Information about Honeymoon Island State Park, please call 727-469-5942.

Florida State Parks

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