West Coast Beaches From Cleartwater Beach Heading South
From Clearwater Beach in the north to Pas de Grille beach 28 miles south , you have 26 miles of un batted gorgeous beaches to enjoy situated on the lovely warm waters of the gulf of Mexico
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Clearwater Beach Florida
Situated on the west coast of Florida , Clearwater Beach has under gone a vast change in the last 4 years
Located approx a 90 min easy drive west from my villa I would thoroughly recommend a day trip or even a stop over for a night . ...
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Honeymoon Island State Park, Florida
Whilst staying in a villa at New Port Richey, on the Gulf Coast in Florida, we went out driving to explore the local area. We stumbled across Honeymoon Island State Park, paid $8 to enter and were so pl...
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Boating off the Cape Haze Peninsular
Boating off the Cape Haze Peninsular.
The barrier islands and warm waters of the Cape Haze peninsular offer a safe environment for even the novice boater and offer a magical half or full day of relaxation and an opportunity to see the bar...
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A Day in Miami
You may have flown into Miami or are en route to other parts of Florida and have a day to stay in Miami and enjoy it.
If you want to just relax and enjoy the sun there are several beaches where you can do this.
Virginia Key Be...
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Miami is a great place to add on to a holiday in Orlando. The drive from Orlando to Miami is about 4 hrs if you go the direct route, but if you choose the coastal route there are lots of places to stop and explore on the way. It is e...
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Rolling Oaks Common
Rolling Oaks Common
Rolling oaks common is proving to be a great little area, wether it be to dine, shop or just get to Disney. or Winter garden. Located on Hew 192 next to the toll road of Hwy 429.
The 429 toll road is a back way ...
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Lake County Lakes
You might have wondered how Lake County got its name, well don’t be surprised to learn that it is because of number of lakes it has, in fact it has over one thousand lakes and rivers, both small and large, long and short.
Apart from if yo...
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If you are not in Florida for the theme parks then you could do a lot worse than travel down towards Miami and spend a day in the Everglades. This natural unspoilt part of Florida is as it was all over before residential housing and Walt Disney World...
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Tin City Naples
Some holidays on our way to our villa in Orlando we stop off at Naples on the Gulf Coast for a couple of nights. We do this by flying into Miami and then going to the Gulf Coast along Alligator Alley. Much as we look we have yet to see an alligator a...
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Activities on the Suwannee River
Just about anywhere along the length of the Suwannee River the outdoor enthusiast is certain to come across opportunities for canoeing or kayaking, either for a few hours or longer multi-day expeditions. However, it is not only the water that...
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Floridas Gulf Coast
If you would like to try something different from theme parks while you are in Florida, why not try a day at the Gulf coast. There are many areas to choose from and all about one and a half hours drive from Orlando. As someone once said, “There is mo...
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Florida is blessed with many excellent beaches and visiting one can be inexpensive and make a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. The sun kissed sands are an excellent place to top up your tan or just recharge your batterie...
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Sunset Cruise – Key West
On recent trips to Central Florida we have found ourselves flying into Miami rather than the usual Orlando or Tampa. Rather than driving up to the Orlando area immediately we have used the first few days of our vacation to visit Key West. Key...
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The State of Florida has many contrasts, but never more so than in the Central Region. There you can find cane fields, beautiful citrus groves with the smell of the oranges in the warm Florida sunshine, cartoon characters – plenty of them in the vari...
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Time out in Tallahassee
How about a visit to Tallahassee? This state capital city’s Indian name means ‘old town’. It is situated 30 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, midway between Pensacola and Jacksonville. Tallahassee was a flourishing Apalachee Indian settlemen...
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Natural Habitats in Florida
The East Coast of Florida is protected from the Atlantic by a string of barrier islands. These taper off like giant stepping stones into the gentle curve of the Florida Keys, to Key West which is just 90 miles from Cuba. The southern tip of the penin...
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Enjoying a walk at Key West
If you wish to have an interesting morning or afternoon, explore parts of Key West on foot, you actually get to see parts of Key West that are unusual, and many of the guided tours around the eare do not include visits or stops at these interesting p...
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Swim with the manatees
For a change from the park attractions, why not try something different. An experience not to be missed is a visit to the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay. This has the largest collection of manatees in the world. The Wildlife Refuge...
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Myakka River State Park
Just southeast of Sarasota is this wild and scenic state park. Myakka River State Park is one of Florida' s oldest and largest state parks Myakka’s vast expanse of native flora and fauna, hiking and biking trails, waterways, and, of course, allig...
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