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Ranked the No. 1 Beach in the U.S. by "Dr. Beach." Caladesi Island State Park is one of the few completely natural islands along Floridas Gulf Coast. 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 islands 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) 734-1501. Located one mile west of Dunedin off the Gulf Coast. Come visit the best beaches in America.
Gulf Blvd & SR 60
Clearwater Beach, FL
Clearwater Beach - has been named "Best City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico" by experts and by Cond Nast Traveler readers. USATODAY.com readers also ranked Clearwater Beach in their Top 10 list of best beaches from Maine to Hawaii.
More than 300 varieties of fish swim in the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. The Clearwater Marina is home to the largest fishing fleet on the West Coast of Florida with both party and charter boats available. Clearwater Beach's Pier 60 offers a full service bait house with gear rental and sales, live bait, snacks and beverages.
3500 Pinellas Bayway
Tierra Verde (South St. Petersburg), FL
Named "Best Beach for Families" by USA Today in 2014, you can call it a beach, but Fort De Soto Park is much more than a beach. This much-praised county park - part of the boating community of Tierra Verde - covers five islands and 1,136 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, and offers activities and amenities to entertain you for a day or more (campsites and abundant hotels nearby enable extended stays). With so many possibilities, set an agenda that's full or freewheeling: Rent a canoe, kayak or bike to explore the park's trails; fish from a pier; visit the historic fort; or simply lounge on the beach.
10 Pier 60 Dr
Clearwater Beach, FL
Watching the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico is a must and one of the best places to do it is Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach, a 1,080 ft. fishing pier and observation deck and adjacent park where a nightly sunset celebration takes place featuring artisans, crafters, street performers and live music.
Tarpon Springs, FL
Just 25 minutes from Clearwater Beach and 45 minutes from Tampa, this waterfront, Mediterranean village is like visiting Greece without leaving Florida. Eclectic shops, dining, museums, cruises and tours are here to enhance your Outback Bowl experience. Get your OPA on! For more information 727-485-3539.