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Sand Key Park is a beautiful place to visit if you're seeking adventure and relaxation. With its miles of sugar sand beaches, visitors can soak up the sun or explore the vibrant coral reefs just off shore. Whether you're out for an afternoon stroll on the beach or for a fishing expedition on one of their many boats, Sand Key Park promises an exciting day at sea. For those looking for something more, amenities such as picnic areas, paw parks, bike trails, and kayak rentals are also available.

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Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach

1.44km from Sand Key Park

Clearwater Beach is an excellent holiday destination known for its spectacular sunsets, sugar-white sands and crystal-clear waters. Its award-winning beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, sailing or simply watching the dolphins which play in the surf. There's also plenty of shopping, seafood restaurants and entertainment to enjoy - from athletic events to Broadway shows - all located along lights-filled streets lined with boutiques, galleries and nightclubs.

Pier 60 Park

Pier 60 Park

2.04km from Sand Key Park

Pier 60 Park, is a stunning destination for nature-lovers and beach-goers alike. This park sits on the white sand beaches of Clearwater Beach, surrounded by the bright blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors can take part in activities such as snorkeling, boating, kayaking, as well as fishing off the park’s iconic 1,080 foot long pier. Additionally, there are plenty of walking trails throughout the park that guests can explore to admire the natural beauty of wetland habitats and wildlife.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

2.15km from Sand Key Park

Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured marine animals, public education, conservation, and research. Numerous forms of marine life are permanent residents at the aquarium, all of which have serious injuries that prevent their return to the wild.

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

6.37km from Sand Key Park

The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is a popular walking, running and biking trail Spanning 38 miles, it offers spectacular views of Tampa Bay and the surrounding area, passing through all of the major cities in Pinellas County. The trail is well maintained with regular mowing, pruning, and damage repair. Several rest areas feature signage explaining the history of the area and various features along the pathway. It is part of the United States’ East Coast Greenway system.

Caladesi Island State Park

Caladesi Island State Park

6.4km from Sand Key Park

A three-mile nature trail, a marina, picnic pavilions, bathhouses, a park concession stand, and a beach is what you will encounter in Caladesi Island State Park. The Caladesi Island beach was listed as the best beach in United States by Dr. Beach in 2008.

Largo Central Park

Largo Central Park

6.41km from Sand Key Park

Central Park of Pinellas county is a park featuring activities for both children and adults alike, this large park is home to 500 acres of green space and many recreational activities. From picnics, to hiking, golfing, and even zip-lining across its lush landscape, there are plenty of activities inside the park's boundaries. In addition, visitors can also find two lakes where swimming and fishing are allowed. The lakefront also offers beach access due to its soft sandstone shore.

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Pinellas County

Pinellas County

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Second-smallest county in Florida by land area. Due to its small size and high population, by the early 21st century Pinellas County has been mostly built out, with very little developable land left available.

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For more information about Sand Key Park, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_Key_(barrier_island)