North Beach

Serene and pristine, just a short stroll from our home!

What to do: Sunbathing, swimming, walking or jogging, great for shelling, morning coffee on the beach, enjoy magical sunsets with a glass of wine.



Clearwater Beach

Social and active. Water sports, sand volleyball and the scenic, winding Beach Walk promenade keep things moving. The pedestrian path passes the ocean, seafood restaurants, surf shops, hotels and a kids playground. These are just a few of the reasons USA Today readers voted to name Clearwater Beach the "Best Beach Town in Florida" in 2013.

What to Do: Sunsets at Pier 60. The nightly event features crafters, buskers and live music at Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach. Outdoor movie nights.



Caladesi Island State Park

Serene and pristine. Caladesi is accessible by public ferry and private boat. Or you might want to walk from North Beach to Caladesi Island - it will take you approximately 20-30 minutes (our favorite!).

What to Do: Drift away from the popular areas. The tip of the island is good for shelling, and on the inland side, you might lock eyes with an osprey.



Honeymoon Island State Park:

Lively. This park balances undeveloped beaches with amenities, making it one of Florida’s most visited parks.

What to Do: Stop in at the nature center, where you can learn about the history, flora and fauna of the island. Spy shorebirds and St. Joseph Sound from the observation deck.



Sand Key Park

Beach/park hybrid. Divide your time between splashing in the Gulf along the undeveloped beach and taking advantage of park amenities including a playground, concession, kayak rentals, trails and a dog park.

What to Do: Keep an eye on the jetties, where surfers sometimes find waves big enough to ride.