Of course you can always stay at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort and lounge by the pool, or take a swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. But if you're looking for something else to do, here are a few places you may want to check out.


  • John's Pass Village over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, cruise lines, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing.
  • Explore nature at the adjacent Sand Key Park and Preserve. This park offers great shelling, safe swimming and a children's playground.
  • Dolphin Encounter Cruises lets you see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat aboard a double-deck high-speed catamaran.
  • Visit Busch Gardens in Tampa for an all day adventure! Take a safari, ride a thrilling roller coaster, or explore the jungle where you can come face-to-face with tigers, orangutans and more!
  • Visit the Busch water park, Adventure Island.
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium - meet Winter the Dolphin.
  • There are a few restaurants withwalking distance of the Sheraton Sand Key
    • Rusty's Bistro is located in the Sheraton Sand Key and is open for breakfast and dinner
    • Mainstay Tavern is located in the Sheraton Sand Key is open for lunch and dinner
    • Columbia Restaurant Sand key is .2 miles from the hotel
    • Backwaters on Sand Key is also .2 miles from the hotel


For a list of things to do in Clearwater, click here

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