The barrier island consistently receives more than one million visitors each year, making it the most-visited state park in Florida.
Clearwater Beach has stunning views and impeccable beaches with a small town feel. Caladesi Island, off the north end of the beach, was recognized as the nation’s best by Dr. Beach (2008).
“I’m a big fan of Pass-a-Grille. It’s got a cool charm to it. It’s not as crowded as St. Pete beach. There is a rock jetty with a paved path on it, that extends a few hundred feet out into the gulf, and at night it’s a good place to star-gaze.” — J. T. Brown
Sawgrass Lake Park is a 333-acre park that offers a road for biking and in-line skating, as well as birdwatching, hiking, and picnicking.
The park overlooks the University of Tampa’s Plant Hall, which is directly across the river. The park is in an area known as the Waterfront Arts District.
Lush green space with a variety of wildlife, plus a lake for boating, sports fields and a dog park.