Beaches in Tampa Bay and on the Gulf of Mexico
World famous and offering just about every water
and beach activity imaginable, Clearwater Beach has
been named the top city beach in the Gulf region.
This 4 mile long beach is one
of the largest in the Tampa Bay area. A tourist
mecca with major hotels and small, family owned properties including many Condo Rentals directly on Clearwater Beach.
60 Park features a family recreation complex on
Clearwater's expansive beach with covered playgrounds,
fishing and concessions. The Sunsets at Pier 60 festival
features music, entertainment and a beautiful Gulf
of Mexico sunset throughout the year.
Major Volleyball tournaments are frequently featured
on the beach, and volleyball nets provided on the
beach are often in use by tourists and locals.
Fishing charter boats, dinner cruises, parasailing,
and other boating excursions are available from the
Clearwater Beach Municipal Marina.
Sand Key Beach
Sand Key Beach Park a perfect venue for a wedding, was opened to the public August 1984. Ninety-five acres are located on Sand Key, a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida mainland. Clearwater Pass, leading from the Gulf to the Intracoastal waterway, separates the park from the popular resort area of Clearwater Beach. The park welcomes more than one million each year.
Gulf Boulevard runs down the middle of Sand Key, which is a barrier island on the West Coast of Florida. Less than a mile wide, it includes sandy white beaches, high rise Clearwater Beach Condo Rentals on Sand Key, townhomes, and single family homes. There are two resort hotels and a shopping center that provide a variety of restaurants, shopping and banking.
Honeymoon & Caladesi Islands
Americans got their first glimpse of Honeymoon Island in the early 1940's through newsreels and magazine ads which promised undiscovered pleasures for beach weddings and newlyweds. The palm-thatched bungalows, or cottages, subtropic climate and balmy breezes seemed perfect. It was until Pearl Harbor. America went to war, factories operated around the clock. A New Yorker who had purchased the island in 1939 for $30,000 saw his vacation paradise re-commissioned as an R & R site for exhausted workers.
By the 1950's man was a major competitor in the reshaping of what was now Honeymoon Island. A causeway bridged the gap between Honeymoon and the mainland by 1964, and the island passed through the hands of several development corporations. Visitors can observe one of the few remaining South Florida virgin slash pine stands along the island's norther loop trail. These large trees serve as important nesting sites for the osprey.
Caladesi Island State Park is located just north of Clearwater Beach, three miles offshore from Dunedin. This 600 acre park is one of the few undeveloped barrier islands left in Florida and is accessible only by boat. Construction on the island is limited to one small area, including boardwalks, picnic shelters, bath houses, a ranger station and a concession stand.
of single family homes, many built on canals or the
Intracoastal Waterway, and condominiums built on the
Gulf of Mexico.
Incorporated on March 16, 1950, much of Belleair Beach's 1 1/2 square miles was
build with a "dredge and fill" operation creating fingers of land reaching into
the Intracoastal Waterway.
Gulf Boulevard runs North and South through Belleair Beach, connecting Sand Key
(Clearwater Beach) and Indian Rocks Beach. 2,200 residents - a mix of Seniors,
professionals, and families - call Belleair Beach home.
Belleair Beach is connected
to the mainland via causeway and drawbridge. Belleair Bluffs is directly to the
East, accross the Intracoastal, from Belleair Beach.
Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Rocks Beach is located a barrier island
on the West Coast of Florida, only a 30 minute
drive from Tampa International Airport.
On the West side of Gulf Blvd are the sandy beaches
and a conglomeration of beach cottages, homes, high
rise condominiums, and a few businesses. The area
provides an abundance of vacation rental options,
several outstanding restaurants, and a variety of
gift and convenience stores.
The Eastern side of Indian Rocks Beach features
frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Many Indian Rocks waterfront condo's, townhouses, and single
family homes East of Gulf Blvd are with boat
docking facilities. Indian Rocks Beach housing
also includes many inland homes and complexes. Residents include young families,
empty nesters, northern snowbirds, and active retirees.
Redington Shores and Beach
residential town of less than two square miles and
approximately 1700 residents, is proud host of the
new Tides Beach Club. This 214-unit condominium fronts
a quarter mile of the Gulf of Mexico. This quaint
residential community has private beaches with no
public parking and host only three motels on Gulf
Redington Shores has several Gulf front condominiums
and homes, also there are homes on the canals, condo's
on the Intracoastal with docks. North
Redington Beach is a prestigious Gulf front community,
with many top rated restaurants and shops, catering
to any need. It is the home of the new Tides
Condominium and Tides Village Townhomes, also
many upscale homes on the Intracoastal waterways.
There are several gulf front condominium complexes
as well as a hotel and motels to accommodate
A major tourist
area with direct entry to the Gulf, one can find
fishing charters, daily cruise and gambling
trips at the Boardwalk on John's Pass, along with
lots of shops and waterfront restaurants. There are
investment or vacation condo's, as well as waterfront
homes with easy access to the Gulf, this area has
many multiple type family dwellings.
Located close to Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach,
the locals like
to call it the island that is "two
miles long and a smile wide." Beautiful,
soft, white sand and turquoise waters are perfect
for swimming, sunning, beachcombing, diving, jet
skiing, parasailing and other water sports.
excursions are available at Madeira Beach or
you can fish from the piers, seawalls and bridges.
John's Pass Village and Boardwalk at Madeira Beach
is an old fishing village that has been transformed
into a quaint area with 110 shops, galleries, restaurants
and water-sport vendors. You'll find antiques,
art, local crafts, unique clothing and jewelry,
as well as tempting restaurants featuring fresh fish
Island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on 3
sides is a popular tourist area located just North
of St. Pete Beach.
Truly one of the nicest communities within the Tampa
Bay area. Treasure Island is a special tropical community
which engages nature and the water environment at
The brilliant sun, white sandy
beaches and glorious sunsets are part of everyday
life. You'll know you are in paradise when you
cross one of the three bridges that brings
you to our tropical world of lush flowers, palm
trees, parrots, pelicans and dolphins.
St. Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach offers some of the most beautiful
sun-kissed shores in the Sunshine State with beachfront Condos and small Motels, and is home
to the famous Don CeSar Beach Resort. Take a picnic
and enjoy cool sea breezes or relax on soft, sugar-white
sands while getting that deep, tropical tan.
for its miles of hotels, motels and restaurants,
this is an area is located close to St. Petersburg
and its museums, schools, cultural and entertainment
complexes such as Tropican Stadium, home to the Devil