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Sand Key Park, Clearwater

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As the home of an artificial reef, Sand Key Park provides opportunities for scuba diving and fishing. Manmade materials are placed in the water and marine life takes over--barnacles and algae attach themselves and turn the underwater area into a haven for fish and other animals. A salt marsh further enhances the experience, bringing in herons, pelicans, roseate spoonbills and other birds to the area. Look for seashells in the shallow waters, which abound in this environment. You can reserve a picnic shelter with a grill, and there's a playground at the site. Check out kayak and bicycle rental options for exploring the sea or trails along the coast. Dog owners can take their furry friends to a special designated park for dogs. Put Sand Key Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Clearwater trip itinerary builder website .
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  • I think it was $5 for parking. There was plenty of parking. There are bathrooms. The beach is wide then slopes down to the water. It is shallow in the water as it works it way out in the gulf. There a...  more »
  • I stopped in for an hour or so at this park for some pictures when passing through this area. They have a large parking area. I paid $5 for a day parking pass. There were picnic tables and a great vie...  more »
  • My husband and I have been coming here for years. We love to walk down the beach for sea shells. If I like to walk this is perfect  more »
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  • What can I say. The family and I really like this beach. Not to crowded. Clean beach area. Very nice.
  • Sand key is a good spot to go if Clearwater is too busy. It’s $5 for all day parking the park closes after sunset. It’s a county park, so no alcohol in the beach. It can get crowded on holidays. Great place to view the sunset.
  • Best sunsets in the bay. Ample parking. It's clean and a nice break from all of the hotels and hustle and bustle of Clearwater
  • Nice, little park on the beach. Didn't seem to be anything special. I saw a lot of birds in a pond, which was cool. I know there were at least two bathrooms here. You must pay to park your car at this park.
  • One of my favorite beaches! Clean and not too busy. Very reasonable price to rent chairs and umbrellas or cabana. Close to bathroom pavilions and the Sheraton which has alcohol service much of the year and a food option.

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Where to stay in Clearwater

If you come to Clearwater to enjoy the weather and explore the beaches, choose one of the city's five-star beachfront resorts. You can also stay close to the water while on holiday by booking your stay at one of the city's "condotels," where you can have all the expected amenities of a hotel with an added bonus of your own kitchen. Alternatively, you can also choose a more affordable old-Florida style beach motel or quaint bed and breakfast, providing all the comforts of home at the fraction of the cost charged by the big-name resorts.
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