visit and live in Dunedin because of the natural beauty, small town feeling,
warm hospitality and the convenient location in prosperous Pinellas County and
Dunedin’s Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island are
examples of nature’s best natural beaches. Both Honeymoon and Caladesi
are part of the Florida State parks with protection for wildlife and nature.
Just minutes from Honeymoon and Caladesi islands are the rest of the Pinellas
County beaches. Thirty-five miles of powdery white beache
s include St. Petersburg
and Clearwater beaches.
Main Street Dunedin has dozens of specialty restaurants and unique shops.
There’s something for everyone . . . Scottish imports, antiques, bikes,
and gourmet cooking classes, gift shops, jewelry, boutiques, chocolate and
stained glass. The Dunedin Marina, located at the end of Main Street is one
of many boating and sailing centers.
renowned Pinellas Trail, a 15-foot-wide, 40-mile haven for walkers, skaters
and bikers, runs through downtown Dunedin. It’s served by bicycle and
skate rental shops and places to grab a quick bite or a cooling confection.
The pedestrian-friendly Trail helped Dunedin earn The Walking Magazine’s
ranking of “Best Walking Town in America.”
Dunedin is also a place to “play ball!” The Toronto Blue Jays
have called it its spring training home for over 25 years. When the major
leaguers return home for the season, the Dunedin Blue Jays take the field
for the summer. Dunedin is convenient to several other professional sports
teams, including the Super Bowl XXXVII Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the
Rays, Lightning and Storm.
love the Dunedin Golf Club, which is open to the public and offers what
many consider the
best golf value in the area. The course was designed by Donald Ross, one
of the world's greatest golf course architects. It was the PGA National Golf
Course from 1945 to 1962 and Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead were just
a few of the great golfers who played there. Around Dunedin are dozens of
other great golf courses offering challenging play for all skill levels.
Dunedin is within an easy drive of a many attractions, museums, festivals
and interesting small towns. Busch Gardens is nearby and the Greek community,
Tarpon Springs, is ten minutes north of Dunedin. The world famous Dali Museum
in St. Petersburg is a short drive and Ruth Eckerd Hall is home to a series
of concerts from classical to contemporary.
are many delightful accommodations available in Dunedin, from charming bed
& breakfast inns to waterfront hotels to hotels right on the Pinellas
Trail. Many offer amenities for business as well as pleasure travelers. This
website is linked to many of them through the Business Directory listings.
Dunedin is also host to many art and special events. Art Harvest is one of
Florida’s most popular juried art shows. Downtown’s Main Street
is closed throughout the year
for various festivals showcasing fine arts, crafts and antiques. During Mardi
Gras, complete with floats and beads, a traditional parade takes over downtown.
Another festival, Dunedin Wines the Blues, offers wine and beer samplings
and live music along Main Street. The Celtic Festival features Scottish-influenced
music, dancing, food and fun. The annual 9-day Highland
Games and Festival draws athletes from miles around (even Scotland) to compete
in ancient Scottish sports. There’s also Highland dancing, piping, drumming,
and parades of bands and clans.
Delightful Dunedin is a unique destination with something for everyone.