Caladesi Island State Park
As one of the few completely natural islands along Florid'a Gulf Coast, Caladesi's white sand beaches were rated America's Best in 2008. The park is accessible by boat or ferry.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
This is not your typical acquarium. Their marine life rescue center is home to Winter the dolphin, star and inspiration of the hit movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, both fil\med on location.
The Pinellas County Division of Solid Waste has 14 reef sites, 3 to 38 miles offshore, in the Gulf of Mexico, and one in Tampa Bay, north of the St. Petersburg Municipal Pier. These reefs are designed to attract bottom dwellers like grouper, snapper and grunts.
Honeymoon Island State Park
The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm waters of the Gulf or picnic while they enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Intracoastal Spoil Islands
From 1953 to 1961, the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway was created by dredging a 12ft deep channel in the Indian River Lagoon. The spoil from the dredging created 137 spoil islands throughout the 156 miles and 4 counties of the Indian River Lagoon.