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We have a number of Clearwater Florida Vacation Rentals available close to the following beaches:

CLEARWATER BEACH

At its southern end, St. Joseph Sound meets Clearwater Harbor near Clearwater, home to a more popular beach that's stocked with amenities. Clearwater Beach features white sand that has been lauded as some of the best on the East Coast. This lifeguarded beach offers accommodations for all beachgoers, including surf wheelchair rentals for handicapped visitors. At Pier 60, guests will find anglers casting their fishing lines from the end of the pier as well as a nightly sunset festival. Head south from the pier along the pedestrian walkway known as Beach Walk, where guests will find plenty of showers, restrooms and snack stands. Pack a picnic and allow the kids to play in the adjacent playground.

ST. JOSEPH'S SOUND

St. Joseph Sound sits along the western shore of Florida, near the coastal cities of Dunedin and Clearwater. The sound stretches from the north edge of Tarpon Springs to Clearwater Harbor. Several white-sand beaches in the area feature crystal blue waters and recreation for the entire family. Fishing, nature trails and primitive campsites are highlights at the less-crowded state park beaches, while hotel resorts and various attractions surround busy Clearwater Beach.

One of the best times you can have, is to experience a guided Eco- tour which leaves the park and takes you on Kayaks throughout the inlets and mango groves of the sound. www.simplykayaking.com

You will see Natural Florida at its best. The Sound is full of Dolphins, Osprey and all forms of wildlife. You will often see Manatees playing with their young in the shallow waters. It is an experience that you will never forget.

HONEYMOON ISLAND AND STATE PARK

Honeymoon Island State Park (floridastateparks.org) sits just south of Caladesi and connects to the town of Dunedin via the Dunedin Causeway. Honeymoon Island features four miles of beaches. On the north end, guests will find a shelling beach, where the waters of the Gulf of Mexico drop numerous shells onto the shore. Shelling is especially good following a Gulf storm. The central part of the beach functions as the main beach, where visitors flock for sunbathing, swimming and building sandcastles. Along the southern end of the island, guests will find a dog-friendly beach. Keep in mind that dogs must remain on a 6-foot leash at all times. For those who like to surf, the best waves often can be found near Bathhouse Three, on the north end of the island. Visitors can rent kayaks, beach umbrellas and chairs at the park's concession stand, which also sells snacks and beverages.

CALADESI ISLAND

Located south of Anclote Key, off the coast of Dunedin, are the beaches of Caladesi Island State Park (floridastateparks.org). This state park features white-sand beaches that were rated as "America's Best Beach" by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, aka "Dr. Beach," in 2008. Visitors to Caladesi Island can swim in the gentle waves, sunbathe on the shore or kayak three miles along a river into the island's interior and experience the sights of a mangrove swamp. A three-mile nature trail allows guests to experience similar views by land. The park's marina offers electrical and water hookups, allowing guests to stay overnight. A small concession stand, restrooms and outdoor showers are available near the marina. The beach and park are accessible only by a ferry service from Honeymoon Island State Park.

CRYSTAL BEACH

This quaint little area is picture book perfect and will make you feel that you have turned the clock back in time Sit down and watch the the world ( and the wildlife ) go by.

 

ANCLOTE KEY PRESERVE STATE PARK

Anclote Key Preserve State Park (floridastateparks.org) sits at the northernmost edge of the St. Joseph Sound, where the sound meets the Gulf of Mexico. Anclote Key State Preserve consists of four islands: Anclote Key, North Anclote Bar, South Anclote Bar and Three Rooker Island. Accessible only by boat, Anclote Key offers a true escape from the crowded, more popular Florida beaches. A ferry service also serves the park, transporting guests the three miles from Tarpon Springs to the park. For those wishing to combine their beach vacation with a camping trip, the state park offers primitive campsites. No running water is available in the camping area, but compost toilets offer some convenience. Pitch tents right on the beach and cook meals in the available picnic grills. Keep in mind that all trash and food must be taken with you when you leave Anclote Key.

HOWARD PARK AND BEACH

This lovely state park with a peninsular jutting out into the Gulf, is a favorite place to watch the Windsurfers and Kite boarding.They travel to the area for some of the best breezes. It has had considerable dollars spent on sand restoration, making super stretches of beach for everybody to enjoy.

SUNSET BEACH

This overlooked wonderful beach is little known and offers all the beauty of its larger sisters. This is the only beach that allows “ European style “ sunbathing. It is often host to local music events.