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Local Attractions

Johns Pass Boardwalk

OK – so it’s the local ‘tourist trap’ – but a good one! There are lots of restaurants, of course, and the requisite trinket and t-shirt shops There are also several great beachwear outlets (we shop there!), Lori’s for your natural sponges, soaps and lotions (Mary’s favorite), and a ton of outlets offering boat rides, […]

Clearwater Aquarium

A few miles to the north is the Clearwater Aquarium, located at 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767 (727-441-1790) – about 10 miles from Sunsets On The Sand. This marine life rescue center is home to Winter the Dolphin, star of the popular Dolphin Tale movies, filmed on location in Clearwater, Florida. Hope, PJ and […]

McGough Nature Park

The Narrows Environmental Education Center is located in McGough Nature Park along the Intracoastal Waterway at 11901 146th Street North,Largo – just across the Indian Rocks Bridge, about 2 miles from the beach house. Also known as the “Turtle Park” for its abundant aquatic turtle population, the center houses owls, eagles, hawks and other animals […]

Dolphin & Snorkeling Boat Tours

A fun day out on the water! There are many Dolphin and Snorkeling boat tours in the area. There are shorter rides that only include the dolphin watching but others are several hours and include island hopping and shelling. A half-day tour runs about $40/adult. My personal favorite experience was out of the Gulfport Marina: […]

Local Attractions

Is it ever possible to want to go somewhere other than your own beach? Well, we wouldn’t think so, but just in case it rains….we’re talking about places you might want to go: Golf and Putt Putt McGough Nature Park Seaside Seabird Sanctuary Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Johns Pass Boardwalk Splash Harbor Water Park Dolphin […]