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Parks & nature in Pinellas County

Harbour / Marina
“Pristine white beaches and great tourist activities... it’s been voted #1 beach for a reason. ”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“Shopping, Restaurants, Bars and Boat Rentals! You can schedule dolphin tours, deep sea fishing, boat and jet ski rentals out of John's Pass. From what I have seen, pricing has been fair and reasonable for rentals. ”
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“Fort De Soto Park is a park operated by Pinellas County on five offshore keys, or islands: Madelaine Key, St. Jean Key, St. Christopher Key, Bonne Fortune Key and the main island, Mullet Key. The keys are connected by either bridge or causeway. The island group is accessible by toll road from the mainland. Historically, the islands were used for military fortifications; remnants and a museum exhibit this history. Two piers, beaches, picnic area, hiking trails, bicycling trails, kayak trail, and a ferry to Egmont Key State Park are available.”
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“This is a very large state park ($5 entry fee per car). Many beaches to choose from North Beach to South Beach. On windy days you can watch windsurfers. They also have a campground, fishing pier, dog park, and dog friendly beach. ”
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“A century-old botanical explosion of palms & orchids! So tropical & beautiful with great places to enjoy a bit to eat nearby on 4th Street!”
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“Gorgeous island ! Beach has palm trees 🌴and white soft sand . Don’t forget the sunblock !”
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“Ferry service operates between Clearwater Beach, Caladesi, and Honeymoon Island State Park.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“The Weedon Island Preserve is an expansive natural reserve and coastal system spanning more than 3,000 acres along Tampa Bay in Pinellas County. Home to a range of aquatic and upland ecosystems that feature a vast diversity of native plants and animal species, the Weedon Island Preserve was established to protect the region’s natural and cultural resources, as well as educate the public about them. The preserve offers a range of recreational and outdoor activities to enjoy, including hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and bird watching. The Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center offers visitors an in-depth look at the natural, cultural, and archeological history of the preserve through excellent exhibits by local artists and photographers. The Weedon Island Preserve is open seven days a week, from dawn to dusk.”
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“ (There is nothing about Tennis at this park but for some reason that's in the title and it won't let me remove?) Ride bikes from Flamingo Shack to this lovely bayside park near the Historic Vinoy Hotel. Bike, skate, run or walk the path through the palms and oak trees along Tampa Bay. Set up a hammock and relax. Watch the dolphins feed before sunset. Walk to the sandy beach and play volleyball.”
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Baseball Field
“If you play tennis, this park has two hard courts that are best early morning and late afternoon. Nice view when you drive around the back and they also have a boat launch.”
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Botanical Garden
“Great source for understanding local flora and fauna. USF extension office in the Information Center.”
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“Start at Upham Beach and walk towards the Don Cesar Historical Hotel. Parking is easy and convenient here.”
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“Great place for a beach day! Parking is only $5 for the whole day! Sand key Beach has a park, and shaded picnic facilities where you can grill! ”
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“Great for walking and enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. Great for families too!”
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“Cool park located on the bay with great running/walking/bike trail, plenty of grassy common area, beach, outdoor workout stations, tennis courts, and small beach area.”
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“One of the best hidden gems in the city for relaxing at the beach, biking, and hiking on flat trails. Be assured you will see lots of wildlife. ”
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