Things To Do In Dunedin


Some of my favorite things to do is paddle boarding and visiting Honeymoon Island State Park . Renting Bikes to tour the Pinellas Trail is also an option for the more active visitor.  

Visit Caladesi State Park 

Whether it is a stroll along the island’s pristine beaches or a kayak trip through the bayside mangrove forest, a trip to Caladesi Island is an unforgettable experience.

Take a nature trail walk to the historic Scharrer Homestead through the island’s interior and listen to the ocean breeze whisper through old-growth slash pines and feel the embrace of expansive live oaks.

Discover why homesteader Myrtle Scharrer Betz called this place “Paradise” in her memoirs.

The park is open from 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.


  • $6 per boat (up to eight people); $2 each additional person.
  • $2 per kayaker.

Ferry Service

Catch the Caladesi Connection ferry at Honeymoon Island State Park for entrance onto Caladesi Island. Entrance fees at Honeymoon Island State Park are:

  • $8 per vehicle (two to eight people).
  • $4 single-occupant vehicle.
  • $2 pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

The Caladesi Connection ferry travels to Caladesi Island State Park for a four-hour stay. Ferry fees are:

  • $16 per adult.
  • $8 for children ages 6 to 12.
  • Children 5 and younger ride free.

Sorry, no pets are allowed on the ferry.

Picnic Pavilion

  • $30 per day plus tax. Call ahead at least two weeks for pavilion reservations.

Boat Camping

  • $24 per night, tax included, for reservable sites, plus a nonrefundable $6.70 reservation fee and a $7 nightly utility fee (reserve by calling 800-326-3521).
  • $1 per foot plus tax, nonreservable sites. T-docks are non-reservable and rent for $2 per foot plus tax.

Marina Electric Usage

  • $7 for day use.

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Pineallas Trail

Access in downtown Dunedin 3 miles away

One of Florida’s most popular and unique urban pathways, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs and on to the Pasco County line for a total of 50 miles. Eventually, the Pinellas Trail is planned to expand into a 75-mile loop throughout Pinellas County. Part of that growing effort is the 4-mile Duke Energy Trail on the east side of the peninsula. 

Opened in 1996, the Pinellas Trail connects some of the most highly urbanized areas of the county with parks, scenic coastal areas and residential neighborhoods, making it an important facility for both transportation and health on Florida’s west coast. The pathway is named after Fred Marquis, a former Pinellas County administrator whose efforts supported its early development.

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Honeymoon Island State Park

Most beautiful beaches, dog beach, bird watching, and sunsets

8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year


  • $8 per vehicle (limit eight people).
  • $4 single-occupant vehicle.
  • $2 pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
  • $4 per vehicle: Sunset fee, starting one hour prior to park closing

One of Florida’s best-loved state parks, Honeymoon Island has more than four miles of beach to explore along with a three-mile trail through one of the last remaining virgin slash pine forests.

When looking skyward, eagles, osprey and great horned owls can be seen, while ground animals include gopher tortoises, raccoons and armadillos.

A trip to the Rotary Centennial Nature Center helps visitors learn about the park’s history and natural resources. Find out how Honeymoon Island received its name!

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Play Golf At TheDunedin Golf Club

The club is just a 6 minute drive from Mai Tai Suites

Golf Course Open 7am to Dark Monday – Sunday

Open to the Public

Designed by world renowned golf course architect Donald Ross, the club opened January 1, 1927. From 1945 through 1962, Dunedin Golf Club was the home of the PGA of America. During that time we hosted 18 Senior Tour Championships, and this was the beginning of the Senior PGA Tour. Back then, the PGA and PGA Tour of today were the same corporation.

In 2006 and 2007 our facility went through a major restoration with rebuilding of our greens, tees and bunkers. It’s been restored to nearly the same as when legendary golf architect Donald Ross first drew up Dunedin Golf Club on the drafting table. Today, Dunedin Golf Club is one of the top clubs in the Tampa Bay area. 

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7venth Sun Brewery Dunedin

7venth Sun Brewery Dunedin  Tap room downtown Dunedin

The Dunedin location held its grand opening on January 7, 2012.  The brewery started in a 600 ft storefront and eventually expanded to the neighboring business in late 2013.  The current 1,200-square-foot brewery features 10 taps, ample outdoor seating, a 3.5-barrel system, and 7 barrel fermenters. A majority of 7venth Sun’s saisons and lagers are produced at this facility.

There were a lot of challenges producing beer in such a confined area, but starting with small batches proved serendipitous as it allowed the creation of a wide variety of styles – an extremely liberating change from the large production brewery setting.

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Hammock Park

Hammock Park is just 7 minutes from Mai Tai Suites

The Hammock is a unique 90-acre natural park inhabited by various forms of wildlife and plant life. It has five miles of nature trails, three picnic pavilions, an observation platform, restrooms, and a playground area.

Many birds can be seen at Hammock Park and the park is listed in the “Great Florida Birding Trail Book.” Visit the Friends of Hammock Park at

The new addition of Fern Trail Boardwalk is now open. Read more… 

The Hammock Park Butterfly Garden, established in 2010 by The Friends of the Hammock, provides a valuable habitat for butterfly populations. The garden features a flowering display of butterfly favorites in 11 beds of native plants. Download Butterfly Garden Map

All city parks are open sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted.

Features & Amenities
 · 90-acre park
 · An abundance of wildlife & plant life
 · 5-miles of nature trails – map
 · Fern Trail Boardwalk
 · Observation Platform
 · Butterfly Garden
 · Playground
 · (3) Picnic Pavilions
 · Picnic Tables
 · Restrooms

All dogs must remain on a leash; please remember to pick up after your pet and help keep our parks clean.

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Island Hopping Florida

Island Hopping Florida Private, personally customized, boat tours on the waters of the surrounding Clearwater Beach areas. Come be a “local for a day” and enjoy island hopping and touring the intercoastal waters.
Dolphin and Manatee sightings for your pleasure.

Rates are $125.00 per hour for up to six people with a four-hour minimum up to an eight-hour day.  This is a completely customizable trip to meet your “Be a local for a day” expectations.  You can even extend you trip mid-trip if you are having too much fun to stop.   

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Clearwater Beach

Visit Beautiful Clearwater Beach For the Day 15 minute car ride from Dunedin. Aside from the beautiful beach there is also jet skiing, para sailing and charter boat fishing to be had at the Clearwater Municipal Marina.  If you think you would like to try some deep sea fishing I recommend 2 C’s Fishing Charter.   

I also have vacation rental condo in Clearwater Beach, not on the beach however across the street with the gulf in the back.

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