The city of Dunedin is located on Florida’s west coast, and is one of the oldest cities in all of the state. Despite being one of the oldest cities in all of the state, many people don’t know what it’s known for, and why it’s a great place to not only visit, but live as well, and that is why we wrote this post. Read below to discover what the city of Dunedin is all about!
Caladesi Island State Park is located on Caladesi Island in the Gulf of Mexico to the west of Dunedin, and north of Clearwater Beach. The park is only accessible by boat, so you would need to take a ferry if you wanted to visit. Once you get to the park, it will be impossible to not notice the beautiful and clean beaches, as well as the clear water. This park is one of the last untouched islands off Florida’s Gulf coast, and for that reason, it is one of our personal favorite places to visit in Dunedin.
Honeymoon Island State Park is located on Honeymoon Island, and consists of 385 acres in land area with 2,400 acres submerged and 4 miles of beach. Just like Caladesi Island State Park, this park is only accessible by boat, so you would need to take a ferry if you wanted to visit. Once you reach the island, you’ll notice a three mile long trail. If you choose to follow the trail, odds are you’ll see many eagles, great horned owls and osprey, all of which call this island home. Some other animals that call this island home are gopher tortoises, armadillos and raccoons. Also located on the island is the Rotary Centennial Nature Center, which is there to educate visitors about the park’s environment and history. The park is also great for swimming, fishing, collecting shells, hiking and biking, which is the reason why it made our list.
The Dunedin Fine Art’s Center is located at 1143 Michigan Blvd, and is a family-friendly art museum containing a multitude of exhibits and events that are all designed for educational purposes. In addition to the numerous exhibits that they have, they also offer classes and even summer camp for kids, both of which are designed for the main purpose of education.
The Dunedin History Museum is located at 349 Main St, and is open Tuesday’s through Saturday’s from 11 am to 4 pm and Sunday’s from 12 pm to 4 pm. The museum was founded in 1970, and contains many different events and activities all designed to educate visitors about the history of Dunedin. In addition to the main building of the museum, they also have another facility called Andrews Chapel. At this chapel, you can host private events such as weddings, christenings, memorials, and much more.