Tierra Verde
Fort De Soto Park
Photo courtesy of Visit St. Pete Clearwater

Located in the boating community of Tierra Verde, Fort De Soto Park is more than just a beach. It's a drop-dead gorgeous park spanning five islands and more than 1,000 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Voted "Best Beach for Families" by...  Read More


This lovely, beachside county park, inexplicably, doesn't pull in the crowds that some of the area's other beaches do – which is just fine with those who like its relatively quiet surroundings. Surfers, in particular, head to Sand Key when...  Read More

Clearwater Public Beach

Hub of beach activity for much of the local area, Clearwater is famous for its beautiful white sands and excellent swimming. It's also frequented by families out for a day of fun and by folks who have more hedonistic pleasures in mind (though...  Read More

St. Pete Beach
Pass-a-Grille Beach

The prospect of lazy, easy-going beach life issues a siren's call to visitors at Pass-a-Grille, whose name is derived from the French settlers who used to grill their daily catch in the vicinity. The beach itself is long and only a block or so...  Read More

Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Rocks Beach

If you like the scenery of Clearwater Beach but can't justify the hassle of getting there or its shoulder-to-shoulder crowds, Indian Rocks Beach is a pleasant alternative. Not nearly so commercialized, it harks back to the beach-going of past...  Read More

Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island State Parks

Although a causeway connects Honeymoon Island to the mainland, Caladesi is accessible only by boat. Nevertheless, both islands are undeveloped, boasting incredible natural scenery and plenty of opportunity to observe native flora and fauna....  Read More

Treasure Island

Treasure Island actually offers several beaches, but the neighborhood itself is a good prospect for shoreline fun during the day and nightlife fun later on. The island is a particular favorite of kite-fliers, who capitalize on Gulf winds to...  Read More

Tarpon Springs
Anclote Key

Accessible solely by boat, this island off the coast of Tarpon Springs is given due reverence by folks who appreciate its lonely, four-mile-long stretch of coastal terrain and its exclusion from developers and commercialism. Home to a range of...  Read More

This St. Petersburg beach is an absolute must-see for nature and history lovers. Doubling as a wildlife refuge, the park was also home to Fort Dade until 1923. You can explore the fort's ruins, and then hike along a nature trail to a lighthouse...  Read More

Redington Beach

If you're looking for beaches in the St. Petersburg area that offer premium relaxation and tranquility, make the short drive up to North Redington to enjoy this idyllic coastal town's immaculate shores. Swim in the pristine waters of the Gulf,...  Read More

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