SOME LOCAL INFORMATION
If you stand with your back to the Gulf; North is to your left/ South is to your right/East is facing you. If you are in east Pinellas you will be closer to Tampa Bay, with your back to the Bay north will be on your right!
Dunedin: Publix is at SR 580 and CR1. Granada Plaza. Or, N. E. on Curlew at Alt 19.
Clearwater: Island Estates OR Druid and S.Fort Harrison OR Sunset Point and Belcher.
Excellent fish at Jensen fish Market on Douglas near the Brewery.
Farmers market on Friday and Sat. am at Pioneer Park, downtown Main St./Douglas. (check summer schedule on the City of Dunedin site). Wednesdays on Cleveland in downtown Clearwater and much bigger Saturday Market with crafts, music etc. in downtown St.Pete.
Dunedin Harvest for locally grown fresh and organic fruit and veg, weekly pick-up.
Natures Food Patch, on Douglas, opposite the Brewery and in Clearwater, on Cleveland @ Missouri for organics, fresh produce and café.
Wholefoods at Countryside Mall on Countryside Blvd
Inside Publix or
Walgreens is at south/west junction of SR580 and CR1/Keene OR: Alt 19, just south of Curlew OR: Highland Ave and Union OR: Cleveland and Myrtle
CVS at Sunset Point and Highland or SR580 and Belcher
Medicine shop in the plaza at Patricia and SR580 for more assisstance
CR1 north of SR580 Post office is on the left.
Alt 19 north of Tampa Rd in Palm Harbor
Sub-office at Ace Hardware on SR580 @ Virginia
Downtown Clearwater on Cleveland, west of Myrtle (beautiful building- check out the coquina stone)
Dunedin: Mease Hospital is at intersection of Main/ SR580 @ Milwaukee. Emergency: Dial 911.
Clearwater: Morton Plant at S. Fort Harrison and Pinellas St.
Walk in clinic at CVS at SR580 and Belcher.
Massage at Shiva Massage by Chanelle at SR580 and Pinehurst.
Dunedin Wellness, Dr Kim Rohr for Chiropractic. SR580 & Bass 727-736-3961.
Acupuncture: Root Healing, Dr. Gene Healy 727-437-8582
Pilates: Dunedin Pilates Studio at SR580 and Pinehurst 727-510-3493
Crown and Bull for fresh and fun patio eating and cocktails 319 Main St.
Black Pearl on Main St. Fine dining in an intimate setting.
Café Alfresco for simple lunch/supper Main @ Trail.
Bon Apetit, dockside for lovely open water view
Happy's Bayou Bites, lovely Cajun lunch spot and weekend music on Skinner.
Casa Tina for great healthy Mexican/ambience Main St.
Pan Y Vino for wood fire pizza, wine bar and deserts. Main St
Serendipity Café on Main for gluten free, fresh food
The Honu , a leid back café..for outdoor patio and tasty food on Grant St
Ellis barbeque on Friday and Saturday. SR580/Skinner, at the trail. Walk towards the smell!
Thai at Thai Town just west of Lake Haven Road on SR580
Living Room on Main St. and Highland for Bar and Tapas.
Marguerites for breakfast and lunch and patio by the library.
Hog Island Fish Camp fun spot and fresh fish on 900 block of Broadway
Olde Bay Cafe at Dunedin Marina for waterfront deck, libations and seafood market
Ice Cream at Strachans..... frozen chocolate covered bananas!
Tony’s Pizza on Main St. for pick up or delivery
Phoedin for casual and friendly walk up Vietnamese at Scotland on the Trail.
Pisces at 799 Highland for great sushi and lunch and happy hour specials.
Blue Sake on SR580 for casual Asian fusion
Wonderful Acai bowls and juices at Escape Root Juicery at 769 Main St
Clear sky Draught house at Main St/Skinner. Casual spot with plenty of TV’s and a big bar
Lucky Lobster all sorts of lobster and cocktails, on the trail on Huntley Ave.
Out and About Eating:
Hellas on Dodocanese Blvd. in Tarpon Springs for Greek and calorific bakery options
Mystic Fish on Tampa Rd east of 19 super food and service.
Sand Pearl on Clearwater Beach indoors or beachside bar. Lovely view.
Palm Pavilion on N. Mandalay, Clearwater beach for sunset music and burgers.
Guppies, nice food and atmosphere, on Indian Rocks beach.
E and E Stakeout Grill on Indian Rocks Rd. Belleair. Consistently good food
Columbia Restaurant on Sand Key – south of bridge on east, or Ybor in Tampa for great Cuban food.
Terasita on Columbus in Tampa for authentic cheap Cuban.
Thai Coconut on Missouri, Clearwater for friendly good Thai
Me Kong on 34th St.(US19) at 58th Ave. for Vietnamese, authentic family eating.
Pho Quen on Hillsborough Ave for Vietnamese
Chattaway Café for pink bathtub filled gardens, burgers and deserts. 4th St. at 22nd Ave.S in St.Pete
Bar-Fly for fun fish-centric dining, patio and music and cocktails in Safety Harbor and Palm Harbor
Ceviche in downtown St.Pete for tapas and cocktails
Parkshore Grill or Beach Drive Tap House for nice sidewalk meals on Beach Drive in St. Pete
Café Honeymoon at Honeymoon Island for a beer and a hot dog. You can’t beat the view! Or jump on the ferry for same at Café Caladesi….
Ozona Blue in Ozona for patio dining at the marina.
Molly Goodheads for funky atmosphere, burgers and salads in Ozona.
Ozona Pig for great barbeque
Ms Vickys on Anclote Blvd/Bailey's Bluff. Old Florida riverfront bar, food and music.
Fireside Pizza in downtown Palm Harbor for great pizza on the patio
Mana Mana on Park St Clearwater for the best falafel ever. Great take out lunch spot.
Dunedin Brewery for local craft beer, bar food, live bands, Douglas.
Cueni Brewing Company. Friendly owners, local brews.
HOB brewery with TV's and good outdoor area.
Chica Boom room for cocktails right downtown on Main St.
Dunedin Smokehouse on Main. Outside and inside eating and sports viewing
Ms. Vickys on Anclote Blvd. Tarpon Springs.. step back a while!
Stirling wine bar on Main, great wines and patio music. Join their club and tell them I sent you!
Flanagans for irish-type revelry on Main St.
Blur- LGBT friendly bar and dancing on Main in Dunedin
Marker 8 Bar on Bayshore for outdoor deck and pool and sunset pier.
Bar Fly, fly-fishing themed bar & events, on Main St and Bayshore. Safety Harbor and Palm Harbor.
Rosies Tavern on Broadway in Dunedin, friendly staff, nice spot for live outdoor music
Dog Bar on Central Ave in St. Pete.. brilliant spot to bring the dog to play after enjoying any number of fantastic eating spots in the Grand Central district of St. Pete.
Honeymoon Island State Park for walking, dog beach, birding and sunning
Caladesi via the Honeymoon ferry for sand and quiet walks. Voted #1 Beach! If you’re energetic walk there from north end of Clearwater Beach.
Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, kayak trails and rental, picnic spots, and nice little beach.
Clearwater Beach to walk/sun and eat at a beachside restaurant /Frenchy’s. Best accessed by the ferry from Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. Any of the southerly beach communities have very sandy beaches and good walking.
Pas a Grille is the non-built-up piece of beach at the bottom of the ‘chain’.
Indian Rocks beach is also a gorgeous, less crowded, beach and a lovely sunset walk before dinner at Guppy's.
Fort de Soto has bikes, kayaks and remains of a fort. A lovely day out.-ferry trip to Bird Key from here too.
Dunedin Causeway has concession rentals of hobies, kayaks, SUPs etc.
Pretty park and small beach (good for SUP) downtown St. Pete at North Shore Park.
Crystal Beach, pretty little spot, excellent for wading, dog swimming and kayak/SUP access.
Hammock Park in Dunedin, indigenous park, wonderful trails, home of St. Andrews chapel.
Weaver Park in Dunedin, lovely waterfront park with summer evening concerts
Pioneer Park in Dunedin, home of the movies in the park, events and markets
Wall Springs park in Palm harbor, pretty trails and spring
Taylor Park in Largo at 8th Ave S. pretty reservoir and walk
Anderson park off US 19, Tarpon Springs, lovely lake front park with shelters and boat ramp
Philippe Park on Tampa Bay in Safety Harbor, shelters and boat ramp
Walsingham Park in Largo, lake, shelters and trails
Lake Seminole county park on the lake, boat ramps, trails, on Park Blvd
Eagle Lake park on S.Keene, Largo, indigenous trails
Weedon Island preserve water access and good birding, just off Gandy Blvd
Belleview Park on MLK and Belleview in Clearwater. Horseshoe club and fitness trail around the lake.
Places to visit:
Take the Jolly Trolley up and down the beaches and Clearwater Beach to Tarpon Springs. . or over to Safety Harbor. Info online. Take it Fri and Sat to Clearwater and beaches and save the parking and driving.
Ferry from Coachman Park in Clearwater runs hourly to Clearwater Beach. Avoid the traffic and parking.
St. Petersburg Sunken Gardens- glorious gardens
Rent kayaks and explore, no white water and anyone can do it at Dunedin Causeway and Howard Park.
Walk, or bike the miles of uninterrupted sidewalk of waterfront, Bayshore Blvd in Tampa
Canoe or kayak down the Hillsborough River (even for beginners) www.canoescape.com
Bok Tower Gardens. Glorious. (Lake Wales)
Homosassa manatees, scalloping, rednecks. Cabins and boat rental at macraes.com
Crystal River for springs and swimming with the manatees
Tarpon Springs (antiques and Greek Food) and walk around the Bayoux
Safety Harbor Pier and cafes. Nice walk on north Bayshore to Philippe Park
Rheem-Wilson, very scenic and off the beaten path, bike trail from Long Center on Belcher to Safety Harbor.
Downtown St.Pete for fine art museum, shops and walking. Drive/Bike (rent a pick up/drop off bike curb side) around Old North East and Coffee Pot Bayou and up Central Ave to the thriving Grand Central district for independent restaurants, stores and galleries..
Tampa Theater for independent movies in a wonderful eccentric vintage location, with brownies and vino
Dunedin Blue Jays stadium for Toronto and Dunedin Blue Jays. Info/tickets at visitor center.
Sarasota and St.Armands circle. Marie Selby Gardens and Ringling
Anna Maria Island and surrounding beaches
Weeki-Watchi mermaids for a glimpse at 'old Florida' pre-Disney. Wonderful kayaking on the river.
American Stage in St.Pete for plays and annual production in the park in St. Pete.
The Fine Art museum and Holocaust Museum in St.Pete, excellent changing exhibits
Dali museum if you love Dali, if you don’t, this won’t change your opinion.
Chihuly, excellent glass works on Central in St. Pete
Botanical gardens. Heritage village and Co-operative extension center in Largo at Walsingham
Dunedin Hammock park, indigenous terrain, good bike/walk pretty St. Andrews chapel
Gulfport, a funky little waterfront neighborhood in south St. Pete., lovely restaurant choices
Dunedin Fine Art center for excellent exhibitions, classes etc. on Michigan
Clearwater Library/ what a view on the top floor.
Dunedin Library. Also ‘borrow’ books online to read on your e-reader and online movie rental. All over Dunedin check out the ‘Little Libraries’ to give and take a book.
Lake Tarpon for walking/viewing. Both east and west sides have parks.-US19 or East Lake Road
Clearwater marine aquarium and tours
SHAMC. Lots of art and music events at this Safety Harbor art and music center
Tampa Aquarium, lovely kid's day out. Easy trip, head east on SR60
Classes, gym and community shows etc. at Dunedin Community Center on Michigan, take your Dunedin utility bill, or lease, to get ‘resident’ card and rates.,
Dunedin Senior Center, very active center for events and activities.
Rainy day out at International Mall in Tampa all the usuals and more, with restaurants and outside eating.
Baseball:Dunedin and Toronto Blue Jays at Dunedin Stadium at Douglas and Beltrees
Baseball:Tampa Bay Rays at The Rays stadium in downtown St. Pete
Soccer: The Tampa Bay Rowdies! Al Lang stadium in downtown St. Pete
Football:Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, Dale Mabry in Tampa
Golf: Dunedin Country Club, a highly regarded 18 hole public course on Palm Ave
Belleair Country Club, and Belleair Golf Club
Clearwater Country Club executive course, Betty Lane and Drew
Countryside Country Club
Innisbrook Club, Palm Harbor
Theater and music venues:
Straz Center for Performing Arts, downtown Tampa with multiple halls and diverse shows
Mahaffey Theater, downtown St. Pete, theater and musical venue
Tampa Theater, downtown Tampa, independent movies, bands etc. Lovely venue
American Stage, downtown St. Pete, very talented independent theater group
Ruth Eckerd hall, Clearwater on McMullen Booth, concert venue
Palladium Theater, downtown St. Pete, renovated church and satellite venue for Ruth Eckerd
Capital Theater, downtown Clearwater, a lovely satellite venue for Ruth Eckerd with more intimate shows and roof top bar.
Francis Wilson Playhouse lovely little company in N. Clearwater for local talent
People to know:
Handyman: Kevin and his wife 727-709-5500
Plumber: Wayne Adams. 727-736-1168
A/C: Lambert Air 727-236-8002
Cleaner: Lisa 727-455-9858
Painter: Joseph 917-631-1741
Pool Service: Dog Day Pool Service: 727-791-6012
Chimney Sweep: Olde World Chimney Sweep 727-787-2622
Auto: Dick Carroll – Dunedin 727-736-6788,
Moonlight Automotive, Clearwater 727-446-1800
Landscaping- Wilcox Nursery 727-595-2073, or Deon 727-741-4304
Pest Control: Couch Pest Patrol 727-321-6700
Carpet cleaning: Moon Carpets, Louis 727-446-4162
Vet: Curlew Animal Hospital: Dr Smith 727-781-8387
Insurance agents: Wendy at Coleman Insurance 727-239-4955 or Tapia Insurance, Debbie
Local mover: Rock’s Moving Co. 727-579-0214 or Shawn and Shawn 727-234-7204
Electric company: Duke energy.
Water is either City of Dunedin, City of Clearwater, or Pinellas County utilities
Cable providers are Bright House, Wow and Verizon. Unless they have changed again..
Of course, please call me for your purchase and sale needs, or just to get local real estate information... Also, please give my number to your family and friends if they are thinking of buying or selling a home!
This list is just a few suggestions of places I have enjoyed or found useful, it changes constantly. Please just ‘google’ the place for more info as I don’t have all the addresses etc. Do let me know of your experiences and anything new I should try or put on the list... I hope you enjoy exploring as much as I do.
Deborah Scott 727-204-0850.