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 Nicholas also make their home here.

In addition to the famous dolphins, this rescue also houses sea turtles, pelicans, otters, and sharks! Go underground to view these fabulous creatures through the underwater windows (it’s cool and dry there – great for a rainy day or to escape the heat).

We recommend that you buy tickets online (see the website) or show up after 4 pm for a significant discount.

November 2021 Update: Sad to report that Winter the dolphin passed away earlier this month. Check the aquarium website for updates.