Top area State Beaches

Things to Do — By mayalen on June 30, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Caladesi Island State Park

What better way to explore the area beaches than by ferry which is the only way to get to Caladesi Island State Park. It runs daily for a fee of $12.00 per adult and $6.00 for kids 6-12. Kids under 5 are free. No pets are allowed on the ferry. Honeymoon Island State Park is a huge Beach expanding over 9 miles long. . Known for it’s vast array of unique shells on the North end of the beach it’s only one of many things to do. Snorkeling and birdwatching are other favorite activities.  There are also nature trails and observation decks. Cafe Honeymoon is a nice two story snack bar and gift shop at the South end of the Beach.It has Kayaks available to rent by the day or by the hour. South Beach pavilion has bicycles for rent by the day or by the hour. One of our top beaches in the area is Honeymoon Island and Caladesi State Park. On the way to both beaches is also Dunedin Causeway. Parking is free at the causeway. Honeymoon Island fees are $8.00 per vehicle with a limit of 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single occupancy.. $2.00 if you walk in or bike in. Clearwater Beach is also a popular tourist beach with the many resorts,  5 start restaurants and fabulous nightlife.  You will have to pay for parking at Clearwater Beach as well. It is metered so remember to bring lots of change or dollar bills. The variety of events that also occur in Clearwater Beach are another reason that it’s always crowded.  Sunsets at Pier 60 is a nightly artist event where you’ll find all local artists selling there one of a kind art. There is also music, face painting and of course the glorious sunset, weather permitting. As for nightlife there is Shepard’s a two story dance club and many other pubs and bars with late night menus.  During the day there is no need to drive if you don’t want to. The Jolly trolly runs throughout the day and is only %4.50 for unlimited rides. It will take you all over Clearwater Beach and also to the mainland for more shopping.  At any of the beaches you’re sure to see some dolphins if you keep your eyes open. Whether you go for a few hours or several days one thing you will notice is the friendly Florida service you’ll receive whatever beach to decide to have fun at.

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