WELCOME TO DUNEDIN!
With gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph's Sound, a hip little downtown and perfect winter weather, we are often referred to as "Delightful" Dunedin. Pronounced DONE-EE-DIN, the city has taken pride in developing a people friendly community full of parks and recreation, offering an abundance of outdoor fun and excitement for everyone!
Dunedin is also the home of Caladesi Island, the #1 Beach in North America! Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, announced Caladesi Island State Park as having the best beach in America. The beautiful, sandy beach has been an eternal gem in the gulf and are proud to be recognized nationwide for the scenic and natural beauty of this tranquil island!
As you visit downtown Main Street to shop and grab a bite to eat or as you drive up scenic Alt-19 towards the beaches, it's hard to miss all the action going on. From beaches to bike trails and golf courses to marinas, people are out and about exercising, exploring, and just plain old relaxing and taking in the City's natural surrounding beauty.
Known for its ideal winter weather and warm summer months, you are sure to find most Dunedin residents and visitors dressed light and comfortable with the norm being shorts and sandals. Although if visiting in the winter, remember to pack some long sleeve shirts and slacks for those occasional cooler days.
With the Marina, Honeymoon Island and the Dunedin Causeway Beaches only minutes away from downtown shopping and dining, casual is the dominant theme, with evening wear being more upscale in some restaurants.
Boasting one of the most pleasant winter climates in the country, Dunedin's weather drastically changes to a subtropical marine climate in the summer and fall months. Temperatures range from the low-50's to mid-70's Fahrenheit throughout the winter and spring (October - May) and range from the low-70's to high-90's in the summer and fall months (June-September) bringing abundant rain, lots of lightning and high levels of humidity. The area receives about 52 inches (132 cm) of rainfall a year.
Hurricane season beginning June 1 st and ending November 30 st is not something Florida residents take lightly, as it can be a very dangerous time of year. During this time, visitors and residents are advised to take all Hurricane, Tornado, Storm, Lighting, Flood and all other weather Advisories, Watches, Warnings and Evacuations seriously.
CURRENCY & BANKING
Bank-card, bank cash and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are located throughout the city. Members of participating banking networks and credit card companies can obtain U.S. currency by using and ATM card or credit card and a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
If you need to exchange foreign currency into U.S. currency, most of our local banks will exchange it at no cost for account holders or will charge a Ten Dollar Flat Fee for non-account holders.
For all life-threatening medical, fire and police emergencies call 911.
For non-emergency calls in PinellasCounty: 727-582-6200
Florida Poison Control (voice/TDD/TTY): 1+800-222-1222
Florida Road Conditions:
I-75 From GA/FL Line to Turnpike: 1+800-475-0044
I-75 From Turnpike South: 941-647-5671
I-4 & Miami Dade Area: 511
Polk Pkwy: 941-647-5671
LOCATION, POPULATION & GEOGRAPHY
Located in Pinellas County, Dunedin lies on the Central West Coast of Florida, 25 miles west of Tampa and 3 miles North of Clearwater and enjoys almost four miles of picturesque waterfront overlooking, the Gulf of Mexico, St. Joseph's Sound and the barrier islands including; Clearwater Beach, Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island.
With a quaint, small town look and feel, Dunedin possesses a surprising population of 37,000 residents.
Distances from Dunedin to other destinations include:
Clearwater Beach 5.9 miles
Disneyworld and Orlando 108 miles
Jacksonville 220 miles
Miami 286 miles
St. Petersburg 20 miles
PalmHarbor (downtown) 4.67 miles
SafetyHarbor 6.41 miles
Tallahassee 293 miles
Tarpon Springs 12 miles
RULES TO REMEMBER
It is illegal in Florida for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol in any quantity. To purchase alcohol in a bar, restaurant or store, you must be able to produce photo identification that proves your age.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is a serious offense in Florida. A person is considered legally drunk when the concentration of alcohol in his or her blood is at or above .08%.
Dunedin is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone of North America.