Why I love Living in a Small Town in Dunedin Florida is why everyone else loves living here too. They love the beaches but the main reason is the people are very kind.
I must admit coming from DC it is a big difference and the first thing you notice is how polite and friendly with a scoop of kindness that surrounds this small town. Let me share with you my favorite things about Dunedin Florida which will make you want to live here too.
There is no traffic in downtown although the locals seem to think so, but Honeymoon Island is definitely bumper to bumper so get there early. If you’re like me, I prefer sundown and the sunset with the cool breeze coming into the shore.
Places To Enjoy
Honeymoon and neighboring Caladesi Island were originally part of a large barrier island that split in half during a major hurricane in 1921.
Honeymoon Island State ParkAddress: 1 Causeway Blvd
Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone: (727) 241-6106
The sunsets have surprised me the most about living in this small town. Keep in mind I was just looking for a house that I could afford with my dog having a backyard to play and our of course if I had a hurricane come by, I would not flood! The sunset downtown came as a surprise one night and boy it just lite the sky with sunset colors.
We now take a spin to our favorite area on Victoria Dr Dunedin, Florida and Daisy (Our Dog) seems just as surprised as she looks out to ocean. After the sunset is over we usually order fish and chips to take home. There you have it friends, that is our Friday night date during Covid.
Fishing & Sailing
If you love the water? This is the place to go sailing and fishing on the weekend or on your day off. One of the main reasons that I moved to Dunedin was, we would be close to the water like I did in Fort Lauderdale when I lived there.
- Sail Honeymoon
- Pirate’s Cove Marina & Boat Club
- Freedom Boat Club
- Captain Wayne Simmon
- Capt. Jared – Charter Fishing Guide
Another popular activity in this small town is bike riding and you will see why once your Dunedin. The bike trails go right threw the parks which there are plenty around here.
The best part of the parks in the area are the amount of trails for walking, playgrounds for the kids and the best dog walking park has got to be at Honeymoon Island State Park for your furry friend.
Dunedin Isles Golf Club Golf Course is a national historic site in Florida, located at Dunedin in Pinellas County. It was not until 2014 that it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The course was designed by famous architect Donald Ross. It opened 93 years ago in 1927 on New Year’s Day as a municipal course, It was acquired by the PGA of America in 1944 and renamed “PGA National Golf Club.”
The PGA of America moved its national offices from Chicago to Dunedin in 1956, but sold its holdings in the course back to the city in 1962. It wasn’t until 1965 that PGA of America relocated its offices to Palm Beach Gardens Florida.
Book Course Time > https://dunedin.ezlinks.com/
Toronto Blue Jay
If you love baseball don’t forget to stop by and watch the Blue Jays spring practice.
Just walk to the stadium from Main Street and enjoy the game! Buy Tickets >Toronto Blue Jay
What ‘s in Town
Main Street Shopping
The heart of this small town in Dunedin Florida is Main Street. It is covered with shoppes, restaurants and breweries for a cold beer.
- Celtic Shop of
- Mermaids Secret Garden
- Lafayette & Rushford Home
- Key West Express Boutique
- Thistle Boutique and Gallery
- Mirabella Fashions
- Our House
- Waterside Vintage Coastal Market
Farmers Market – My Saturday Mornings
The Farmers Market is held November thru June on both Friday and Saturday. During the month of June, the market adjust to Saturdays only.
Dunedin hosts many events throughout the year which is enjoyed by locals and tourists that come to visit. It fills the town with excitement and brings the community together to enjoy the yearly events.
The festivals are posted on Dunedin Events with dates each year. Here is a list of the events that come up yearly and around the month the festivals take place.
- Dunedin Mardi Gras – February
- Dunedin Wines The Blues – November
- Dunedin Orange Festival – July
- Seafood Festival – March
- Highland Games & Festival – November
- Craft Beer Festival – November
Dunedin Fine Art Center’s has a little for everyone which is a great place to take an art class or see an art exhibit. They have regular events that take place and a cafe to enjoy a bite to eat with friends.
The Dunedin Fine Art Center offers a little something for everyone!
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698 – USA
Can we talk about the Golf Cart Driving here??? This is the highlight of living in this small town, golf cart driving in style. Everyone it seem, except for me and Jeff, own a highly decorated golf cart to zoom by the designated streets for weekend fun going to downtown Main Street.
One off the main popularity of this town is the golf cart driving around here. We live by the one of the popular golf cart street heading to downtown so, we see all the excitement on the weekends. The best part is the Golf Cart Christmas Parade, yes you guest it, decorated Santa Shed golf cart.
It’s a trail of golf cart playing Christmas music and crowds of people lined up on the street just like a street parade. I was amazed on the crowd line up around my house to view this unique parade that brings Christmas Joy to all the neighbors.
Get the Golf Cart Map >> GIS Map
Places to Eat & Drink
One on the things that make place great is the food it has to offer. In general, people always remember if they liked the food in a town they visited and will only recommend what they loved.
Dunedin is no exception, that was the first thing people recommended on where to go for a bite to eat.
Restaurants Near Me
Now you will be surprised on how many restaurants they have in this small town but the food is fabulous and so far I can’t say that I have had a bad bite but so far these are my favorite and at the top of my list.
- Ohana Cafe – health-conscious/vegan/gluten-free
- Happi China – Chinese
- Molly Good Head – seafood
- Ozona Blue – seafood
- Tony’s Pizza – Italian
- The Lucky Dill – New York Deli style
- The Art Smart Cafe – best coffee!
- Jenson Brothers Seafood – fresh seafood
- Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant – English style food
- Strachan’s Ice Cream – ice cream
Brewery Near Me
I’m not much of a beer drinker but if you like a cool refreshing beer in the summer time or during football season, this is the place to be during that time.
- Caledonia Brewery
- Dunedin Brewery
- HOB Brewery Co
- Woodwright Brewing Co
- Cueni Brewing
- 7venth Sun Brewery
- Cotherman Distilling Co
- Soggy Bottom Brewing Co
Here are some of the services that I use in the area that have made my life a little easier. When I need a little pampering or just need to look a little better then my CovidComa Look that is becoming very popular around the world as I can tell on Instagram.
Salon Near Me
25973 US Highway 19N Suite 117, Clearwater , FL, 33763
Nail Salon Near Me
County Rd 1, Dunedin, FL 34698
Dog Grooming Near Me
Pet Styles by Jennifer
Tel: (727) 736-2468
1153 Main St #103, Dunedin, FL 34698
Veterinary Near Me
Paws and Claws Animal Medical Center
Tel: (727) 953-6588
812 Louden Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698
When we bought our new home we ended up needing to do some work to clear up problems that we encountered. So I started looking to see who could do some work in Dunedin Florida, the rest we did ourselves. I have to say it wasn’t easy to find people qualified people but we finally did after interviewi at least 40 different companies. I assure you it became a full time job for me.
- Grass Cutter
Pelletier Lawn Care by Mark – 727-485-6781
All Bay Roofing
Driven Power Systems
- Pool Services
Rob Zumwalt Contruction 727-638-4762
- Window Awnings
Tampa Bay Awning, LLC
Plumbing Repairs R Us – Larry 727-487-3645
Gulf to Bay Fence – Mike 727-657-3750
- Paint – We painted!
- Garage Door
Integrity Garage Door Service
The first question I get is what’s the weather like? Sunny for about 70 percent of the year and the weather is pretty much two seasons. Hot for six months of the year and then fall temperature for the other six months. Hope you enjoyed the post in seeing what I now call my home town. If your ever in the area, here is a walking tour that I have done many times in Dunedin Florida. EnJoy!
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