Set on the West Coast of the state on the Gulf of Mexico, St Pete/Clearwater is a collection of 26 small towns; a wonderful setting for a family or couples beach holiday. Lining the coast are 35 miles of beautiful beach including barrier islands such as Caladesi Island, a remote nature escape where snorkelling and swimming can be enjoyed. Likewise, Honeymoon Island is a lovely setting for enjoying these activities, whilst Clearwater Beach provides a fun base for a stay with plenty of shopping, restaurants and nightlife. More water sports fun had with kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and fishing also offered. Take the family to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for dolphin viewing and the Busch Gardens of Tampa, 30 minutes from St Petersburg, for a fun day out.