|CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
(727) 441-1790 & (888) 239-9414
|See and learn how to protect Dolphins, Otters, and Sea Turtles. The Aquarium is a non-profit facility dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured marine animals.
Unique on the West Coast of Florida and one of only eight facilities in the United States authorized to rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals.
Great for the Kids. A family will spend a couple of hours at this worthwhile attraction.
Learn the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish and coral reefs via daily presentations, "hands on" opportunities, and daily feedings.
Gift shop with educational items. Had too much beach or a raining day? Head for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium just off Clearwater Beach in Island Estates.
| CLEARWATER MUNICIPAL MARINA
Clearwater Beach, FL
Home of the largest and finest fishing fleet on the west coast of Florida, and Parasail & Cruise boats
|PIER 60 PARK, PLAYGROUND AND PIER
Clearwater Beach just south of Hilton Resort.
Pier 60 Park features a unique covered children's playground housed under two large blue pavilions. Age appropriate equipment is available for preschoolers to 12 years olds including swings, slides, monkey bars, a ship and one of the world's largest sand boxes.
Playground is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Each night, from two hours before to two hours after Sunset, visit the Sunsets at Pier 60 street festival featuring local artisans and performers. Free.
The 1,050 foot fishing pier provides Gulf fishing opportunities for residents and visitors. No license required. Equipment rental available. Fee charged for admission.
|SAND KEY PARK
A Pinellas County Park
Gulf Blvd. just South of Clearwater Pass
at the North End of Sand Key
Clearwater Beach, FL
1/2 mile of white powder-sand beach,
Picnic tables with grills, &
Restrooms and changing rooms
No Admission Charge
|BEACH ART CENTER
1515 Bay Palm Boulevard
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
727-596-4331 Fax: 727-596-4331
|Exhibitions, classes, and workshops.
A non-profit membership organization open to anyone who wishes to experience, support and promote an appreciation of quality visual art and craft work, both traditional and contemporary
Gallery hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 - Noon on Saturday; closed on Sunday. Closed in August.
|INDIAN ROCKS AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
203 Fourth Ave.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
|The rich history of this beach area is explained with displays of pictures, exhibits, and artifacts. Housed in the original the historic Carl & Caroline Moseley 1930's beach cottage, Indian Rocks Beach history is traced from its founding as one of the earliest beach communities to the present day. The Indian Room contains early relics, including weapons, attire, a doll collection, and handicrafts portraying the ways of the region's original inhabitants.
A wooden "swing bridge" was build to connect the barrier island to the mainland and the bridgetender's chair, a bridge lantern and photos of the bridge tender opening the bridge with a giant key are on display. All this and many more reminders of old-time Indian Rocks Beach await visitors to the
The Museum is entirely supported by its volunteer members, The Indian Rocks Beach Historical Society, which was founded in 1980. This group of dedicated individuals strives to preserve a most interesting beach history for the enjoyment of many generations to come.
Visit from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday. Admission is free.
(Hours are subject to change, an advance phone call is suggested.)
|SUNCOAST SEABIRD SANCTUARY
18328 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL
|The nonprofit Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Inc. is the largest wild bird hospital and bird sanctuary in the United States, based on the admission of up to 8,000 birds per year. For over 38 years, the Sanctuary has helped injured wild birds. The Sanctuary's mission is dedicated to the rescue, repair & rehabilitation of injured birds and then their release back into nature.
Founded in 1971 the Sanctuary is world renowned for its innovative rehabilitation techniques, and was the first facility to breed Eastern Brown Pelicans in captivity. The Sanctuary is staffed by experienced professionals and dedicated volunteers. Similar to a human hospital, it is equipped with emergency facilities, a surgical center, bird injury recovery areas, and an outdoor wild bird recuperation area.
Free - Donations Accepted
|JOHN'S PASS VILLAGE & BOARDWALK
On the Waterfront at Johns Pass
Gulf Blvd. North of John's Pass
Madeira Beach, FL
|Home to the local fishing fleet, cruise boats, rentals, and parasailing. Includes a unique shopping area with restaurants housed in a scenic, turn-of-the-century Florida fishing village.
|THE GULF BEACHES HISTORICAL MUSEUM
St. Pete Beach, FL
|The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is located in the National Historic District of Pass-a-Grille, in the first church built on the barrier islands of Pinellas
Early pioneer life is exhibited in a village of restored homes and buildings. Skill demonstrations occur regularly.
Mid-May through Mid-September: Friday and Saturday, 10 A.M. - 4 p.m. & Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Mid-September through Mid-May: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.