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If you go

If you go . . .

Caladesi Island State Park

1 Causeway Boulevard

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Dunedin, Fla.

727-469-5918

www.floridastateparks.org/
caladesiisland

Open 8 a.m. to sunset. There is a marina with kayak rentals, snack bar, rest rooms, showers, picnic areas with grills, and an interpretive nature trail. Entrance fee to Honeymoon Island State Park, where you catch the island ferry, is $8 per vehicle.

Caladesi Island Ferry

Departs from Honeymoon Island State Park

End of State Road 586

727-734-1501

www.caladesiferry.org

Adults $14, children 6-12 $7.

Where to stay

Sandpearl Resort

500 Mandalay Ave.

Clearwater Beach

800-724-1778

www.sandpearl.com

One of the poshest places to stay on the Gulf Coast and a short drive to the Caladesi Island ferry, this oceanfront resort boasts an art-filled lobby, full-service spa, and top-notch service, $199-$359. 

Meranova Guest Inn

458 Virginia Lane, Dunedin

727-733-9248

www.meranova.com

This former 1907 boardinghouse, surrounded by gardens and within walking distance of Dunedin Main Street shops and restaurants, has been refurbished into 11 spacious suites, $195-$215. 

Where to eat

Olde Bay Cafe

51 Main St., Dunedin

727-733-2542

www.oldebaycafe.com

Flapping fresh fish, decent prices ($5-$13), and a waterfront view make this fish shack and raw bar a local favorite.  

The Living Room on Main

487 Main St., Dunedin

727-736-5202

www.thelivingroomonmain.com

More uptown than flip-flop

Florida, this Euro-style tapas bar and restaurant has an extensive array of small plates, like the marbled potatoes au gratin with Gorgonzola and smoked gouda ($7), and sesame shrimp

tempura ($8).

Dunedin Brewery

937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin

727-736-0606

www.dunedinbrewery.com

Florida’s oldest microbrewery has a convivial atmosphere,

decent pub grub (tacos, wraps, and burgers, $7.50-$9), and

live entertainment most nights of the week.  

What to do

Ranger Walks and Talks

Breakfast with a ranger is

offered one Sunday each month during the winter, including a free continental breakfast and

interpretive talk. Free guided trail walks and beach walks are offered on weekends during the winter. See park website (above) for schedule and times.

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