St. Pete/Clearwater Community Overview

Story highlights:
  • Madeira Beach, “Grouper Capital of the World”
  • World-famous Safety Harbor Spa & Resort
  • Dunedin’s Scottish heritage and antiques shops
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Dunedin Florida walkable downtown
Scottish-influenced Dunedin has a walkable downtown.
 

No matter where you’re staying in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, you’re never far from beautiful beaches, exciting attractions and intriguing towns.

NORTH

Belleair

Overlooking Clearwater Harbor, Belleair attracts architecture buffs with its distinctive homes ranging from cottages to mansions. Stately grandfather oaks line the wide streets. Read more about Belleair.

Belleair Beach

Recreation is a natural attraction in this residential beachfront community. Four beach accesses and 11 parks showcase the area’s pristine beauty. Read more about Belleair Beach.

Belleair Bluffs

A gateway to the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, this small, quiet community is perched on the edge of the Intracoastal Waterway. Read more about Belleair Bluffs.

Belleair Shore

Tiny in size but huge in appeal, Belleair Shore holds just 61 properties – all of them fronting the Gulf of Mexico – on one mile of beach. Read more about Belleair Shore.

Clearwater

Two notables include the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the dolphin, and Coachman Park, a waterfront park that stages numerous concerts throughout the year. Clearwater is just across the bridge from Clearwater Beach. Read more about Clearwater.

Clearwater Beach

This beach resort town is rightfully famous, and even more famous since it was named USA Today's "Best Beach Town in Florida" in 2013. Its three miles of white, sandy beach are packed with enough activities to tire out even the most energetic visitor. Read more about Clearwater Beach.

Dunedin

Rich in Scottish heritage, Dunedin invites visitors and residents to stroll its walkable downtown and peruse charming galleries, shops, restaurants and breweries. Read more about Dunedin.

Indian Rocks Beach

A beach community with nostalgic charm, Indian Rocks Beach accommodates visitors with beach cottages and small inns. Read more about Indian Rocks Beach.

Indian Shores

Enjoy this quiet, laidback stretch of white sand beach, then head to the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary to see injured wildlife in the process of being rehabilitated. Read more about Indian Shores.

Largo

Learn about Florida history in Largo, home to Pinewood Cultural Park and Heritage Village with its 28 historic structures. Read more about Largo.

Oldsmar

With more parks per square mile than any other Florida city, Oldsmar appeals to nature lovers. It’s also home to Tampa Bay Downs, which attracts horse-racing enthusiasts. Read more about Oldsmar.

Ozona

Savor the fresh seafood and enjoy the quiet community atmosphere of Ozona, just minutes from the 8,500-acre Brooker Creek Preserve. Read more about Ozona.

Palm Harbor

Golf enthusiasts flock to Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, and fishermen take to the Gulf of Mexico or Lake Tarpon for saltwater and freshwater fishing. Read more about Palm Harbor.

Safety Harbor

This town may not hold the Fountain of Youth, as Hernando de Soto once believed, but it is home to the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa and its natural spring-fed mineral waters. There’s also a charming downtown. Read more about Safety Harbor.

Tarpon Springs

Immerse yourself in the Greek culture of this riverfront town, from its famous sponge docks to its tantalizing cafes and restaurants. Read more about Tarpon Springs.

SOUTH

Gulfport

Ride the trolley around this community to get acquainted with its active arts scene. Then, take a swing dance class at the historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Read more about Gulfport.

Kenneth City

Only seven-tenths of a square mile, residential Kenneth City is centrally located about five miles north of St. Pete and near the Gulf’s white-sand beaches.

Madeira Beach

Known as the Grouper Capital of the World, Madeira Beach is home to John’s Pass Historic Fishing Village & Boardwalk and its 100-plus shops and restaurants. Read more about Madeira Beach.

North Redington Beach

With a variety of condominiums, apartments, hotels and motels, North Redington Beach has plenty of welcome mats set out for visitors. Read more about North Redington Beach.

Pass-a-Grille Beach

Savor a bit of Old Florida along Pass-a-Grille’s wide beaches, on its quiet streets and in its unique shops. The town’s art festivals are also a highlight. Read more about Pass-a-Grille Beach.

Pinellas Park

Flowering crape myrtle trees here bloom all summer. The town celebrates its agricultural roots with the Country in the Park festival and International Harvest Festival.

Redington Beach

Catch the Beach Trolley to explore this town’s beaches, parks, causeway and community recreation area that includes basketball courts and a playground. Read more about Redington Beach.

Redington Shores

To get a different perspective on this town’s fabulous beaches, stroll along the Redington Long Pier, and watch the fishermen and the abundant seabirds. Read more about Redington Shores.

Seminole

Enjoy a picnic under shady oak trees in the 250-acre Lake Seminole Park, try your hand at fishing on Lake Seminole or launch your canoe at Boca Ciega Millennium Park.

South Pasadena

Take a stroll along the town’s waterfront streets, and be sure not to miss the treats at Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish, a local landmark.

St. Pete Beach

Looking for a lively beach resort? The famous Pink Palace or nostalgic small inns? They’re all in St. Pete Beach, voted TripAdvisor's No. 1 Beach in the U.S. and No. 5 in the world for 2012. Read more about St. Pete Beach.

St. Petersburg

Come to this cosmopolitan city on Tampa Bay and drink in its world-class museums, Major League Baseball, scenic parks, diverse entertainment and exciting nightlife. Read more about St. Petersburg.

Tierra Verde

The jewel in Tierra Verde’s crown is Fort De Soto Park – 1,136 acres of award-winning beaches, paved bike trails, fishing piers, paddling trails and a historic fort. The park's most recent accolade: Parents magazine named it America's best family beach in 2011. Read more about Tierra Verde.

Treasure Island

The real treasure of this friendly community is its three-mile-long beach, lined with hotels, restaurants and attractions that make for a perfect family vacation. Read more about Treasure Island.



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