Initially used as a military practice bombing range, Sand Key, on Clearwater Beach is now home to upscale condominiums located within high rise buildings, many built up to eighteen stories.
Sand Key reminds many people of Miami Beach with its resort style feel, towering buildings, and Direct Gulf Front Access!
The Sand Key Public Park:
“This beautiful park has two distinct areas—a beach and a park. In the park proper are two picnic shelters with grills, a playground, restroom and a dog park. Grills, picnic tables, and water fountains are but a few amenities.
A salt marsh with viewing benches further enhances the park, where heron, roseate spoonbill, great horned owl, anhinga, and common moorhen nest and feed.
Sand Key Park houses the base of operations for the artificial reef program, an interdepartmental cooperation program to build a reef in the Gulf. Sand Key Park’s natural communities include a beach where sea turtles annually deposit eggs. The nearby Clearwater Aquarium takes responsibility for these nests and keeps statistics.” http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/15_sand_key.htm