Staying at Dunedin Florida Hotels will feel like home. There is a sense of comfort, quaintness and charm in Dunedin. Dunedin, Florida offers some of the best dining in Tampa bay, world class major league baseball, art and culture, and even the #1 Beach in America, all with a touch of Southern charm.
Dunedin is home to Honeymoon Island, the #1 state park in the Florida. The Island boasts clear emerald green waters with powder like sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. There are miles of nature trails through the island just waiting to be explored. Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island are a step back in time of old Florida beaches. Both islands are all natural and unspoiled by any development.
Dunedin Weather – When to Visit
The best time to visit Dunedin is between October and December. During these months, you’ll find low humidity, fewer tourists and many holiday events to experience. However, October and November technically fall within the Atlantic hurricane season, and even though they are not peak hurricane months, you should be aware of the possibility of a storm developing. July, August and September’s frequent rainstorms and January, February and March’s high volume of snowbirds (retirees and part-time residents from the northern U.S.) make summer and winter two seasons to avoid. If viewing wildlife is your main objective, consider visiting in April, May or June when migratory birds, stingrays and sea turtles are commonly spotted. While the area is different every season, Dunedin benefits from warm weather year-round.
Best Dunedin Area Beaches
Caladesi Island State Park
Caladesi Island is great for a range of activities from sunbathing to water sports activities like kayaking and surfing. Fishing is also popular in this area too. Caladesi Island is only accessible by boat, so you’ll need a private charter or the Caladesi Island Ferry. The park has amenities like camping facilities, picnic areas, and more, but there are no vendors, bars, or eateries.
Honeymoon Island State Park
Honeymoon Island has plenty of fun activities including sunbathing, fishing, swimming, and shelling. There’s also a dog-friendly spot here, so if you want to bring a furry friend along for some fun in the sun, you can. The local wilderness can be a lot of fun to explore as well, with scenic hiking trails, and the island features a few rental shops and food vendors, offering all the amenities you need.
Clearwater Beach is famous for its exceptionally crystal clear waters and remarkably soft white sands. The beach is open all day long and equipped with all the amenities you could hope to find, including ample parking areas, clean restrooms, public showers, concessions, and more.
St Pete Beach
St Pete Beach is easy to access from Dunedin and has a lot to offer. Gorgeous views, warm waters, and soft sands are found all around this beach, making it just right for swimming, sunbathing, and much more. The waves can also get pretty big a little way off the shore, so lots of surfers like to gather at this beach and test out their skills. Kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding are available too.
Best Dunedin Area Tours & Activities
Private Boating On The Hurricane Deck Boat – Clearwater Beach
Enjoy the exclusivity of a private boat trip for you and your party during this half- or full-day excursion. Your captain guides you through waterways for up-close views of wild dolphins and stops at secluded islands where you have time to relax on pristine beaches and swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Feel free to customize the itinerary with your captain to suit your group’s interests. Price is per boat. Book your Private Boating on the Hurricane Deck Boat here.
Clearwater Beach Speedboat Adventure with Lunch & Transport From Orlando
Enjoy a day away from Orlando and head to Clearwater Beach for a day of rest and relaxation as well as a bit of excitement! Lunch is included at a beachside restaurant so as soon as you’re hungry, simply walk on over to enjoy your meal. Oh, and don’t worry, there’s plenty of awesome places to get a daiquiri, margarita, beer or cocktail while soaking up the rays. Book your Clearwater Beach Speedboat Adventure here.
Helicopter Tour of Clearwater Beaches, Sand Key and Belleair Country Club
Take to the skies on a helicopter tour of Clearwater Beach and its surroundings. You’ll have bird’s-eye views of the white sands, turquoise water, Pier 60, golf courses, and the barrier islands. This is a great way to escape the crowds and gain another perspective on this popular vacation destination. Booking in advance means you won’t risk a sold-out tour. Book your Helicopter Tour of Clearwater Beaches, Sand Key and Belleair Country Club here.
Calypso Queen Tropical Party Buffet Cruise
Take a daytime or evening cruise around Clearwater, Florida aboard the Calypso Queen. A lunch or dinner buffet, as well as an open bar featuring rum punch, wine, and beer, is included. The evening cruise includes a DJ and dancing. Book your Calypso Queen Tropical Party Buffet Cruise here.
Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
Embark on a scenic journey to find bottlenose dolphins on this dolphin-watching cruise near Clearwater in Florida. From Clearwater Bay to the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy the incredible views along the Intracoastal Waterway. See and hear about the celebrity mansions on the coast, and listen as the captain shares interesting facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast region. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this exciting tour. Book your Clearwater Dolphin Watching Tour here.
Tiki Boat Cruise – Clearwater Beach
These one-of-a-kind floating Tiki Bars are the newest and best way to experience the water. These tiki boats are a lot of fun and should be on everyone’s bucket list! Take in views of Clearwater Beach from the Gulf of Mexico and admire the many stunning homes and boats which line the harbor, all while sipping your favorite drink. Our tours offer up-close encounters with dolphins, manatees and other wildlife. Book your Tiki Boat Cruise here.
Best Dunedin Restaurants
Bon Appetit Over $30
This classy seafood restaurant not only serves fresh seafood, but also has a beautiful outdoor dining area where you can watch the boats pass by. Seafood is what Bon Appetit does best, so we have to recommend their lobster dishes! Menu Telephone: 727-733-2151 Web: Bon Appetit
Cafe Alfresco $11 – 30
Stop in to this diner style cafe for the best American items with International fusion influences. This is going to be your choice spot for an amazing brunch outdoors. Menu Telephone: 727-736-4299 Web: Cafe Alfresco
Lucky Lobster Company $11 – 30
The huge outdoor patio at Lucky Lobster is the best spot to enjoy a dinner with family or on a casual date. All of the seafood dishes at Lucky Lobster are amazing, using local fresh seafood of the area. Menu Telephone: 727-228-1222 Web: Lucky Lobster
The Black Pearl Restaurant Over $30
They have great service and take what they do VERY seriously. has 12 tables, reservations are not required but heavily recommended as we fill up weeks in advance. Menu Telephone: 727-734-3463 Web: The Black Pearl Restaurant
The Honu is a Hawaiian inspired restaurant and tiki bar – serving up modern eats and strong drinks. Their outdoor bar is such a fun spot to grab drinks! Telephone: 727-333-7777 Web: The Honu
Best Dunedin Nightlife
325 Main St, Dunedin Telephone: 727-736-0206 Web: Blur Nightclub
937 Douglas Ave, Dunedin Telephone: 727-736-0606 Web: Dunedin Brewery
Dunedin House Of Beer
927 Broadway, Dunedin Telephone: 727-216-6318 Web: Dunedin House of Beer
Norton’s Sports Bar & Grill
1824 Main St, Dunedin Telephone: 727-734-2053 Web: Norton’s Sports Bar & Grill
The Rusty Lyon
923 Broadway, Dunedin Telephone: 727-303-0750 Web: The Rusty Lyon