Exploring Clearwater Beach, St Petersburg, & Dunedin, FL

Clearwater Beach, FL Photo Credit: Denise Chapman

By Eric Gray

Sunsets are especially picturesque at Clearwater Beach, a coastal community along the warm waters of Florida’s gulf shore in the Tampa Bay area.

Clearwater Beach FL is nestled between two other vibrant communities, St. Petersburg FL and Dunedin FL.

30 minutes to the south and surrounded by water, St. Petersburg FL boasts a revitalized downtown with new waterfront high rise and mid rise residences coupled with a healthy variety of local restaurants, shops, bars, dolphin tours, parks, and unique historic neighborhoods made with brick paved streets .

If you are looking for a quaint village, Dunedin, just 20 minutes to the north of Clearwater Beach gives residents and visitors a small town vibe with interesting shops, restaurants, southern architecture, and a beautiful marina.

Top Destinations When Visiting

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Home to “Winter” the Dolphin from the movie the Dolphin Tale, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium shows visitors an upfront and personal look at dolphins, sea turtles, and other saved marine life.

Caddy’s on the Beach
Located on Sunset Beach on Treasure Island, Caddy’s On The Beach offers daily live music and a variety of food and drink options you can bring with you to enjoy the soft white sand and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico onto the beach.

Johns Pass Village & Boardwalk
Johns Pass Village & Boardwalk is an established destination for anyone visiting the St. Pete – Clearwater area. Located right in Madeira Beach, Johns Pass offers restaurants, specialty shops, and water sports among a laid back waterfront atmosphere.

Lenny’s Restaurant in Clearwater
For an unpretentious hardy breakfast establishment that has been around for over 30 years, check out Lenny’s Restaurant in Clearwater where southern cuisine meets Brooklyn cuisine all in one place. You are bound to go home full and satisfied.

The travel channel lists Clearwater Beach as one of the top beaches in America so skip South Beach the next time you head to Florida and see what the gulf coast has to offer in addition to some of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see.

For more information on what Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Dunedin have to offer, go to: https://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com.

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