Sand Key, Clearwater, FL, USA

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Sand Key, Clearwater, FL, USA

Sand Key vacation rentals

Escape to Florida's picture-perfect Sand Key

A peaceful paradise amid Florida's otherwise bustling Clearwater Beach, Sand Key serves up a range of activities and attractions for the perfect seaside break. Find a spot on the sand to soak up million-dollar views, indulge in a little beachcombing or grab a ticket for a dolphin watching cruise at nearby Clearwater Harbor. However you choose to spend your days, Sand Key vacation rentals offer a great base for adventure. Whether you're looking for a cozy spot for 2 or a rental with space for the whole family, you'll find many homes place you just steps from the white-sand beach.

Seaside delights at Sand Key

A stay in a Sand Key vacation rental presents the opportunity for travelers to truly get away from it all. Lazy days can be spent exploring the beach or enjoying family-friendly amenities at the beautiful Sand Key Park, a 95-acre preserve complete with a nature trail and beach cabanas. There's plenty of chances to get out on the water, too, with dolphin watching, sightseeing, luncheon and fishing cruises all readily available at the harbor. Back on land, checking out the artisan crafts and street performances at the daily Sunsets at Pier 60 festival is a lovely end to a day.

Family adventures near Sand Key

Keeping the kids entertained couldn't be easier during a getaway to Sand Key, with the surrounding landscape home to a variety of family-friendly spots. Keep things at a relaxed pace by paying a visit to the famous Clearwater Marine Aquarium or John's Pass, the latter a charming turn-of-the-century fishing village with unique shopping and dining outlets and fabulous shell-hunting. For those who like their attractions a little more thrilling, Sand Key rentals are typically no more than an hour's drive from the white-knuckle adventures at Tampa's action-packed Busch Gardens.

Year-round sunshine in Sand Key

Mother Nature is on the side of travelers here, serving up a tempting year-round climate where beach days are always on the menu. Temperatures in the high 80s, combined with school kids keen to visit the area's theme parks in their summer break, can leave the area feeling somewhat crowded during July and August, while the snowbirds who arrive from January through March can have a similar effect. For many visitors, the months of September through December provide the perfect mix of fewer crowds, still high temperatures and more attractive rates for Sand Key vacation rentals.

Natural delights near Sand Key

While much of your time in Sand Key will likely be spent on the beach, an abundance of natural delights in the surrounding areas makes taking time to explore well worth the effort. To the north of Sand Key, Caladesi Island offers up an unspoiled landscape complete with winding hiking trails, an array of birdwatching opportunities and excellent kayaking routes. To the south, the Florida Botanical Gardens, open almost daily, proudly displays its cactus, tropical fruit and butterfly gardens alongside the wildlife-rich McKay Creek, an interactive children's trail and a lively calendar of annual events.