With Caladesi Island’s recent rating as America’s #2 Beach – 2006, the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area continues its trend of boasting superlative beaches. In 2005, Fort De Soto Park was rated America’s #1 Beach. Miles-long stretches of white sand aren’t the only reason these beaches draw vacationers from around the world. A wealth of accommodations and activities make Florida’s Beach a complete vacation destination.
With over 32,000 rooms priced to fit any budget, visitors find a variety of accommodations, from cozy bed and breakfasts to opulent resorts. Here, water sports reign supreme. The placid Gulf of Mexico is a paradise for deep-sea fishing, boating, swimming, diving and snorkeling. On dry land, golfers flock year-round to nearly 50 local golf courses, including those found at the world-class Belleview Biltmore, Renaissance Vinoy and Westin Innisbrook resorts.
Florida’s Beach is made up of 26 distinct communities, each offering quaint atmosphere and unique shopping opportunities. A full range of dining experiences abounds, with fresh seafood often taking centre stage. And taking centre stage in the thriving cultural arena is a myriad of music, art, theatre and dance performances, as well as world-class museums.