From the dock in the back yard it is a 'straight shot' to the Gulf of Mexico. If you are a boater, you can use our boat or bring your own. Our dock will accommodate boats from tiny up to 28ft. Several folks have brought 26' Mako or Contender boats. There are numerous 'tropical islands' for you to visit and explore by boat and the fishing is GREAT. We have had 1 guest that has come every year since 1998 and he says the fishing is getting better every year!
Boat comes with house. Excellent fishing. Catch Snook, Trout, Red Fish, Tarpon. For more complete information - please access our special home page link below under "Additional Web Information".
Florida Beaches in the area. The beaches along the Sun Coast of Florida are some of the most beautiful and safest in the world. These include the following:
1. Clearwater Beach
2. Anclote Key
3. Fred Howard Park
4. Honeymoon Island
5. Caladesi Island
6. Treasure Island
7. St Pete Beach
8. Fort De Soto Park
The string of beaches from Anclote Key in the north to Fort De Soto in the South covers 36 miles and has some of the best beaches in the United States, including Hawaii. All 8 of the above beaches are included in this string of islands.
These beaches range from isolated, undeveloped tropical islands accessible only by boat (Anclote Key, Caladesi Island) to packed tourist beaches with all the souvenir shops, grouper sandwich shops, and nightclubs. The people that rank beaches, place Caladesi Island State Park, Anclote Key State Park, and Fort De Soto park in the top ten beaches in the United States, with most of the other top ten beaches being in Hawaii.
On an island all it own, Clearwater Beach is the major "tourist beach" on the Florida Sun Coast. Every type of beach oriented activity can be found here. There are many great grouper sandwich shop where you can enjoy lunch relax with a cool beverage. With its many shops and miles of beach, the entire family can have fun here.
The slope of these beaches is very gentle, making the beaches safe for small children to play at the waters edge. Every possible water sport can be enjoyed along these beaches including fishing in the grass flats, deep-sea fishing, boating, sailing, canoeing, sea kayaking, SCUBA diving, wind surfing, shelling, para-sailing, swimming, and water skiing.
Anclote Key State Preserve
More than 1,000 years ago, this island was pushed up from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico to rest on a limestone platform. This 4 mile long island is one of the few truly unspoiled and undeveloped islands left along the Florida coast.
Rare and endangered birds and turtles inhabit Anclote Key. Visitors travel to the island by boat every year to enjoy the more than 43 species of birds that live there including the American Oystercatcher, Bald Eagle, and Ospreys (sometimes called fish eagles). The Ospreys have numerous nesting sites in the tall pine trees that cover the island. Turtles can also be spotted on the island including endangered Loggerheads and Green Turtles.
The main activities on the island are swimming in the shallow Gulf waters that are as warm as a bathtub in the summers. The gradual slope of the beaches makes it easy for oldsters as well as youngsters to enjoy the clear warm waters, which are said by some to provide solstice for the soul as well as the body. Shelling is also a favorite activity. Several species of shells can be collected. Sand dollars can also be found by digging your toes into the sand in about 2 or 3 feet of water
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Beaches, Bush Gardens, Disney all close, We do have a fishing boat that comes with the house free of, charge, There is also a motor available for an additional, fee, With the motor, you are able to fish the grass flats, usually catching lots of speckeled trout, redfish, snook, mangrove snapper, etc, There is also an island about 4 miles offshore, named, Anclote Key, which is a State Park and nature scantuary, It has very beautiful beaches and is only accessable by, boat or airplane, The use of the motor cost an additional $150/wk added to the, rental cost, If you would like to use the motor please let me know and, I make arrangements to meet you at the vacation home and spend about 1 hour checking you out in the boat
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