Having access to sun, sand, and recreation are inherent priorities when searching for apartments in Clearwater. For future residents of Bayside Harbors, you’ll be happy to know that outdoor recreation is abundant nearby. From sunbathing on gorgeous beaches, getting fresh air on nature trails, and learning about the local flora and fauna – there are so many fun outdoor activities within a short drive.
Here are just a few of the many outdoor activities that you’ll have fun exploring when you live at our luxury apartments in Clearwater.
Named the #1 Beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, Clearwater Beach is just a quick 20-minute drive from Bayside Arbors. Not only is the beach itself absolutely picturesque, with white sands and turquoise waters, but there are also hundreds of other things to do other than swim and sunbathe. Bike, rollerblade, or walk the palm-lined Beach Walk Promenade, then relax at blissful Sand Key Park (more below) or get adventurous and book a charter fishing tour. There are endless options for fun, all while enjoying the sunshine and sea.
Learn more about all the activities that Clearwater Beach has to offer on the city’s website.
Sand Key Park
Escape from the hustle and bustle of popular Clearwater Beach and head to Sand Key Park for a little piece of serenity. Featuring a stunning white-sand beach, dog park, cabanas, and a playground, Sand Key has everything you need for a relaxing day away – without having to go very far from home. The 95-acre park also boasts the operations for an artificial reef program as well as a beach where sea turtles annually hatch their eggs.
Learn more about Sand Key Park’s offerings and activities via their website.
Cliff Stephens Park
Just over 2 miles from our apartments in Clearwater is Cliff Stephens Park – a 44-acre outdoor space meant for fun and recreation. Explore the trails on foot, bicycle, or inline skates, or set out on the lake for some boating and fishing. Visitors of the park will also find a disc golf course, 19 exercise station course, and a picnic area. The perfect place to spend a sunny Saturday with your friends and family.
View photos and learn more about the park through Clearwater’s website.
Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail
Extending from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is a 38-mile recreation trail and park that provides access points to nearly every town in the area. Created along an abandoned railroad corridor, the trail is a lovely greenspace for walkers, joggers, cyclists, and skaters alike. Don’t forget to bring your furry friend too! Dogs are allowed on-leash for the entire length of the trail.
Learn more about the trail map, access points, and more at the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail website.
Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation
Located in the center of one of Florida’s most densely-populated counties is a unique, diverse, and gorgeous garden paradise at the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation. At over 100 acres, the grounds showcase tropical and subtropical flora and fauna, as well as themed gardens, such as roses, palms, tropical fruit, herbs, and even butterflies. You can spend hours walking around the gardens, learning about local, regional, and exotic plants and animals from around the world.
Explore, learn, and take in the beauty of the botanical gardens, just 20 minutes from our apartments in Clearwater. Learn about the gardens, admission, hours, and more on their website.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Another wonderful place to learn about a different side of Florida’s natural habitat is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Here, visitors can get up-close and personal with dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays, otters, sharks, and other marine life – learning about all the diverse wildlife of the area. Practicing diligent safety measures both indoors and out, guests can rest assured knowing that their experience is following health guidelines.
Learn more about current exhibits, experiences, hours, and more at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s website.
There are so many fun outdoor activities within a short drive of our Clearwater apartments
You’ll always find something fun and exciting to do outside when you live at Bayside Arbors – and you won’t have to drive very far to get there! Stop by and view our luxurious floor plans today.