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Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach is home of pristine white sand beaches, clear gulf waters, warm sunshine, and plenty of hospitality. As a year round top vacation spot, Clearwater offers a seemingly endless supply of sun and a mild and temperate climate. It is ideally situated on the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s west coast, offering something for every visitor. Clearwater Beach dazzles with impeccable beaches and inviting waters. Caladesi Island, off the north end of the beach, was recognized as the nation's best by Dr. Beach (2008).

Clearwater Marina boasts of being one of the most versatile and perfectly equipped marinas of Florida. Clearwater Marina has the complete suite of all the coastal activities that a visitor can aspire to enjoy. The long list of impressive features that invite a visitor to the Clearwater beach includes some of the finest fishing charters, sight-seeing boats, parasailing, sailing charters, dinner cruises, personal watercraft, dolphin tours, restaurants, nautical shop, bait house, gift shops, mini-mart and much more all in Clearwater Beach. The unending hours of entertainment, fun and exciting engagements of the Clearwater Beach has made it a popular destination even for several frequent visitors year after year. Some of the fantastic locations at the stretch of Clearwater beach sands are the Clearwater Marina, North Clearwater Beach, Pier 60, and Sand Key Beach. It is highly interesting to list some of the most celebrated features of the Clearwater beach and its activities.

Pier 60 is the most famous sunset celebration typical to Clearwater Beach. This daily event organized for four hours in the evenings two hours before sunset until two hours after sunset is a classical event and one of the major attractions at the beach. Heralding the scenic beauty of the coast during the sunset, the event brings forth some of the exciting performances and live shows by artists, musicians, jugglers, magicians and crafters.

All of our vacation rental homes are located a short distance to Pier 60, in addition the jolley trolley has several stops throughout Clearwater Beach. On beautiful Clearwater Beach there are countless activities to keep the most energetic vacationer entertained. How would you like to begin your day? Maybe a swim in the gulf or a ride on a jet ski? Considering the thrill of parasailing before a relaxing lunch at one of many fine restaurants? Perhaps after lunch you'd like to visit our Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This unique aquarium is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured marine animals, public education, animal assisted therapy, and research. A "must see" is Winter the Dolphin" who lost her tail in a crabbing pot while just a baby and was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The aquarium also partners with Sea Life Safari which tours a protected bird sanctuary nestled in the mangroves. This tour also includes a shelling excursion on beautiful Compass Island. There are plenty of other activities to keep everyone happy and busy. We offer deep sea fishing, boat rentals, pirate cruises, and if you want something a bit more tame, maybe a game of miniature golf would be just the ticket! At the end of your day of "fun in the sun", why not take advantage of one of our sunset dining cruises? (Of course, you may also take their luncheon cruise which is the Dolphin Watch cruise). Either way, you'll enjoy good food and a lovely, relaxing ride on the water.

Belleair Beach

Belleair Beach borders Clearwater Beach and Sand Key park on the North and Indian Rocks Beach on the South. The City of Belleair Beach is an upscale residential community; home to families with children, empty nesters, retirees, and seasonal residents, this city has a relaxed peaceful atmosphere with all the advantages of waterfront living and the charm of an old-fashioned friendly neighborhood. Belleair Beach provides many park facilities, including 4500 feet of beach with four beach access ways and three beach parking areas, eleven public parks including Morgan Beach Park, the Causeway beach area, a boat ramp, two tennis courts, and a municipal Marina. One of the loveliest attractions is Sand Key Park with its flour-fine white sandy beach. It's 95 acres located on Sand Key a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Intracoastal waterway. For our early morning risers, you will also find several beautiful golf courses available, if you should choose to start your day with a relaxing game on the links. Belleair is where the historical Belleview Hotel is located, and tours of this magnificent old hotel are given every day at 11:00 a.m.

Indian Rocks Beach

On the West side of Gulf Blvd are the sandy beaches and a conglomeration of beach cottages, homes, high rise condominiums, and a few businesses. The Eastern side of Indian Rocks Beach features canals or frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway. Many waterfront condo's, townhouses, and single family homes East of Gulf Blvd. most with boat docking facilities. Indian Rocks Beach housing also includes many inland homes and complexes. Residents include young families, empty nesters, northern snowbirds, and active retirees.

Today, Indian Rocks Beach is a thriving community that has maintained most of its original character, and supports a lively mixture of recreational activities. From our Nature Preserve, to our parks, to our sandy shores, you'll find a smile on every face, and a warm Florida welcome with everyone you meet. Indian Rocks Beach is very proud of its Historical Museum which is open Wednesday through Saturday. There is, of course, our beautiful beach, plenty of shopping and delicious dining. Fishing charters and boat rentals are available for the fishermen in your group, and there is a miniature golf course to keep the children entertained. Nearby is the Florida Botanical Garden which houses Florida's finest formal gardens, scenic landscape and natural habitat. More than 25 garden and osprey areas delight nature enthusiasts. Take a few moments to marvel at the beauty and wildlife, including alligators, that call the Gardens, home.The Heritage Village Museum which is a 21 living history museum is located adjacent to the Florida Botanical Garden.

Redington Shores

Redington Shores is bordered by North Redington Beach to the north, Madeira Beach to the south, the Intracoastal Waterway on the east, and the Gulf of Mexico on the west. Redington Beach is primarily a waterfront residential community. The town is approximately 1 square mile in size. We boast 4 town parks, 5 public beach accesses, a causeway with benches for relaxing and fishing, and a community recreation area with basketball courts and a large children’s playground. Also along this main stretch which links the beach communities, you'll find fine dining as well as popular local breakfast and lunch establishments. As the town of North Redington Beach lies in the heart of the sun coast's beach communities halfway between the northern and southern tips of the barrier islands, it offers easy access to all major cities and attractions in the Tampa Bay area.

Madeira Beach

Madeira Beach is bordered on the west by the Gulf of Mexico and on the east by St. Petersburg. The entertainment district John's Pass is located on the Intracoastal waterway. There is always a lot of activity in John's Pass and you're certain to find something to entertain nearly every member of the family. For those with a sense of adventure, you can find the ever popular parasailing and waverunners. The younger children are certain to enjoy the Pirate's Ship, and young and old alike will no doubt be entertained by a game or two of miniature golf which is also available in Madeira Beach. John's Pass Village & Boardwalk is a collection of shops and restaurants in an old style fishing village where you can pass the time watching pelicans dive for fish, shop till you drop, or simply relax and enjoy a meal. There's also a shop called the Candy Kitchen with homemade fudge, ice cream, and nostalgic candies to further tempt you. They also have a collection of toys that you grew up with! You may charter a boat to go deep sea fishing, or take a stroll to visit the local art gallery. At the end of the day you may decide to relax and take the Dolphin Watch and Sunset Cruise. Decidedly, that just may be the end to a perfect day!

St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach is a significant tourist destination, having over 3,000 transient accommodation units, including major hotel and motel operations as well as many smaller, more intimate lodging facilities. St. Petersburg attracts visitors with the famous Salvador Dali Museum, award winning Fort De Soto Park and the St. Petersburg Pier. There are a wide range of museums, art galleries, natural attractions and entertainment. The neighboring beach communities offers unique shopping experiences such as Johns Pass historic fishing Village and Boardwalk. Up and down the Pinellas County coastline you will find everything you need for the most memorable vacation. Whether your style is to stretch out in the sun or investigate an old fort we have it all!

Overall all of these wonderful communities are all vacation spots to tourists every year. Please ask us about these locations and our vacation rental homes in these areas. We serve the areas ranging from Clearwater Beach down to St. Pete Beach. We can accommodate anything from a small family group to a large church retreat.

There are so many decisions to make as you think about spending your day at St. Pete Beach. Naturally there's swimming and sailing; you can choose a dolphin or adventure cruise. Maybe you would like to take the Shell cruise. You can take a shuttle to Shell Key where you cruise the keys and pick the white sand beach where you want to visit and spend your time relaxing in the sun, searching for shells, having a picnic, or walking the beach. You may decide to visit the Gulf Beach Historical Museum or check to see what production may be on stage at the St. Pete Beach Theatre later this evening. Many interesting shops to visit , and when you're hungry excellent restaurants with a wide selection to please everyone. There is even a lovely old fashioned ice cream parlour with 70 flavors , funnel cake sundaes, and Italian gelato. Remember there are no calories when you are on vacation! The Pass-A-Grill Beach area can bring out the adventurer in you.. You can boat and jet ski and play hard, or, it can be a perfect place to relax over lunch, unwind. and spend your day doing nothing more than window shopping. Fort De Soto Park is a great beach and park that has an old historical Spanish American war fort that you can walk through. Absolutely beautiful beaches everywhere , and islands you can kayak or boat to. There is great fishing, sidewalks on which to walk, jog, rollerblade.

Caladesi Island

Caladesi Island is a pristine, underdeveloped beach haven off the coast of Clearwater Beach. One of Florida's few remaining undeveloped barrier islands, Caladesi Island State Park is rich with beauty and tranquility and is consistently rated one of the nation's top ten beaches. It was ranked America's top beach in 2008. It is only accessible by boat and is a magical place for swimming, sun-bathing, snorkeling, shelling, picnics, and enjoying one of our gorgeous sunsets.