Last Updated on March 31, 2024

Located on the west coast of Florida, Dunedin offers a unique blend of outdoor adventures and cultural experiences.

The area around Dunedin boasts some of the best beaches in the state, pristine nature preserves, and an abundance of wildlife, making it a prime spot for visitors looking to enjoy the Florida sunshine and natural beauty.

Whether one prefers a stroll along the Dunedin Marina, a bike ride on the Pinellas Trail, or a day spent discovering local art, there’s an activity for every interest.

Although it’s near cities such as Tampa, Dunedin gives travelers a peaceful yet engaging Florida experience away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities.





serene beach scene in an afternoon in Honeymoon Island State Park


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trees in the pathway going to Caladesi Island State Park
Pinellas Trail Downtown Dunedin FL



colorful murals in Dunedin FL
external view of Bon Appetit Restaurant in a waterfront location in Dunedin Florida

Seafood Restaurants

• Bon Appetit

This was my favorite restaurant in Dunedin.  Located right on the water, Bon Appetit is legendary in the area and has been voted the best waterfront dining in Tampa Bay.  

Try their steaks or fish and seafood selections. 

Olde Bay Cafe

Right across from Bon Appetit is Olde Bay Cafe.

At this cozy spot, diners can enjoy waterfront views while sampling homemade seafood chowders and an array of grilled fish options.

Downtown Eateries

Café Alfresco

Here, they provide a laid-back atmosphere with a mix of American and international dishes.

The café’s pasta specials and gourmet sandwiches are local favorites.

The Black Pearl

They specialize in fine dining with an emphasis on French and New American cuisine.

Their minimalist presentation highlights the artistry and flavors of dishes like duck a l’orange and truffle-infused risotto.


One of my favorite things to do after eating in Dunedin is grab ice cream and fudge at Strachan’s, it’s the best place within walking distance to fill your sweet tooth craving. 

There are other ice cream shops, too! 



A woman carrying shopping bags in the farmers market in Dunedin FL

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colorful hand painted road signs in Downtown Dunedin



a green dolphin statue in Dunedin Florida
welcome sign of Edgewater Park in Dunedin



window and entrance to Dunedin Brewery Bar





boats docked in the Marina area of Dunedin FL





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