Dunedin is situated on the Central Gulf Coast of Florida. It is a community with a beach feel that sits along the waterway of Saint Joseph Sound, a popular boating and fishing destination for locals and visitors alike. Dunedin’s Main Street is a hub for planned community activities, with street vendor shows, live music and holiday events year round. The drive along the coastal road is one of the most scenic in the county. Dunedin is home to the islands of Caladesi and Honeymoon, which both receive accolades as America’s most beautiful beaches again and again. The sands are white and powder-soft to the feet, enjoying both active public beach areas and long stretches of sandy coastline in its native state. The combination of factors makes Dunedin, Florida a great place for boating, beach fun, and nightlife.
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Clearwater Beach is one of the destination beaches with all the desired vacation activities you would wish for in a beach community, including a wide variety of restaurants, charter fishing trips, dolphin watching tours, jet skiing, and more. Florida Beach Rentals has many Clearwater Beach Rental options for a couple on their honeymoon, or a basketball team that's just passing through. Just to the East of Clearwater Beach is a small island called Island Estates; prime property location for Clearwater Beach Rentals.This residential island offers a variety of amenities such as The Island Way Grill, the closest grocery store, banking, and the Clearwater Beach Aquarium where the movie Dolphin Tale was filmed. A history of Clearwater Beach can be found in our blog pages. Click here for a list of Clearwater Beach restaurants.
Heading down the coast to the south is Sand Key. This is the perfect location for an extended stay in the area. The high-rise condos here most often have minimum stays of a month, with the exception of a couple of buildings that allow as few as two weeks. Although Sand Key has two hotel chains, it is more laid back without the bustling activities of its neighboring Clearwater Beach, just a short Jolly Trolley ride away. The next stop on your way south toward St. Pete Beach is Belleair Beach. This beach is all residential living and fairly restricted to only the residents of the area, however it is a nice part of the drive to see the beach mansions.
Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores is the next area that supports vacation rentals. Here you will find plenty of good restaurants and a few shops but expect to see more relaxed beach activities here. However, you can still get to Clearwater Beach for action with a short drive North. Most people who stay in Indian Rocks Beach are here to enjoy a relaxing, quiet beach vacation and just bask in the sun. For the folks who like to take long beach walks, this is the beach for you. From here you can walk five miles to the North or seven miles to the South without running out of sand.
Before you get to Madeira Beach, there is Redington Shores, North Redington Beach and Redington Beach. All three beaches are very similar and have a good mix of residential and vacation rentals. Being a laid back beach community like Indian Rocks Beach, it offers a more relaxing setting for your beach vacation. This again is the place you are going to want to go if you are looking for a nice quiet beach for sun-seeking and beach walks. From here, head south to Madeira Beach and Treasure Island to whet your appetite for more dynamic beach activities.
We arrive at Madeira Beach as our next stop on our way down the Central Gulf Coast. Madeira Beach is a great place to stay on a tighter budget. Here we have more high-rise condos that allow weekly rentals. Similar to Clearwater Beach, it has a lot of beach vacation activity with shopping, boat tours and restaurants. The tourist destination of John's Pass provides the access to the southern beaches of Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach.
Miles of clean, wide white sand beaches make Treasure Island the perfect Florida family destination. The warm gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the very best sunsets in the world await you when you visit to Treasure Island. Treasure Island is home to upscale restaurants like Middle Grounds Grill and The Pearl. For family dinning you can chose from Foxy’s Restaurant, The Floridian or Gigi’s Italian Restaurant. The most popular eating and drinking establishments include Wahoo’s on the Island Bar and Grill, VIP Mexican Restaurant and Lounge and Ricky T’s Bar and Grill. Treasure Island is also home to Gator’s on the Pass, the Longest Waterfront Bar in the World, and the Fun Center, the largest arcade in Pinellas County with over 200 games and great prizes. Treasure Island is south of Madeira Beach after crossing the Johns Pass bridge and north of St. Pete Beach.
St. Pete Beach is a barrier island community stretched out along 4.5 miles of sandy beaches. On the southern tip of St. Pete beach lies Pass-a-Grille, a charming historical district with a flavor that is reminiscent of an Old Florida artists’ colony. This idyllic, unspoiled community started as a fishing village and was inhabited long before the rest of the island. Today, its galleries and restaurants and shorelines draw tourists from all over the world. Just walk down St. Pete Beach and you’ll have no problem finding something to do on the water like wave-runner rentals, scuba diving, fishing & parasailing. Or, take the Shell Key Shuttle catamaran to Shell Island for what else? Shelling! For historical buffs, try a trip to Egmont Key’s 440 acres of secluded beaches and the 150-year old lighthouse and gun batteries built in 1898 to defend Tampa during the Civil War. A more accessible historic and secluded beach area can be found at Fort Desoto, a 900-acre Pinellas County Park located in the Southwest corner of Mullet Key. St. Pete Beach is the far south end of the stretch of barrier islands of the the Central Gulf Coast Beaches just south of Treasure Island.
Florida Beach Rentals is the Clearwater Beach hotel alternative, offering vacation rental condos up to 50% off the rate of expensive hotel accommodations. Why pay more for less, when you can have the best? Vacation lodgings in our condos will give you the freedom that a hotel will not. Florida Beach Rentals accommodations come with all the comforts of home away from home. Come join us in beautiful tropical Clearwater Beach for warm beaches and great prices.