Summer has definitely arrived! Now's the time to embrace the longer days and spectacular sunsets of this season. Plan your water fun around one of these five fantastic local boating destinations.
•Three Rooker Bar: One of several bird sanctuaries in the area, Three Rooker Bar is a small, natural island where you'll find soft sand and plenty of shells. It's a wonderful spot for a picnic lunch. Novice boaters will find that it's relatively easy to find anchorage at Three Rooker Bar, making it a great spot if you're a bit less experienced.
•Caladesi Island: Rated America's Best Beach in 2008, Caladesi Island is renowned for its powdery sand and natural beauty. Whether you're looking for an invigorating swim, saltwater angling, or a nature hike, you'll find it here. Caladesi Island is part of the Florida State Park system.
•Honeymoon Island:Once known as Hog Island, Honeymoon Island was renamed when a developer built 50 bungalows there. The name aptly evokes the seclusion and natural beauty of the island. Visitors to Honeymoon Island will find plenty of beautiful shells, along with excellent fishing and hiking.
•North Anclote Key: Venture to North Anclote Key for a slice of natural Florida at its finest. This island is a bird sanctuary where you'll find a wide variety of shells, flora, and fauna. Anchor here to enjoy the beach, take a stroll, or fish from the shore.
•Fred Howard Park: This family-friendly destination is a Pinellas County park. A great spot for sunbathing, dolphin spotting, and fishing, Fred Howard Park has two playgrounds and a lifeguard on duty.
Questions about the best spot for your boating trip? Just ask our staff! We're happy to offer suggestions and guidance.