TAMPA BAY GULF BEACHES

Public Beach Access and Parking
Pinellas County, Florida Gulf of Mexico Beaches

Beach Access Information for:
Clearwater Beach
Sand Key
Belleair Beach
Belleair Shores
Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Shores
Redington Shores
North Redington Beach
Redington Beach
Madeira Beach
Treasure Island
Sunset Beach
St. Pete Beach
Pass A Grille
Some of the finest beaches in the world are found along the Pinellas County Barrier Islands on the West Coast of Florida.



These beaches encompass the Tampa Bay Gulf Beaches and offer quantities of quality sand; accommodations ranging from beach cottages to ultra deluxe resorts; a variety of casual & fine dining restaurants; shopping opportunities galore; and proximity to major Florida Tourist Attractions.



The Beach Trolley

In addition to driving and parking, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) maintains the Suncoast Beach Trolley running from Clearwater Beach to Pass A Grille.

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Beach Trolley

Trolley Stops are marked with the Round Yellow and Orange tipped sun images, atop a pole indicating the stop and information about route and schedule.

For more information about the wheelchair accessible Suncoast Beach Trolley, CLICK HERE.
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Beach Trolley



This guide provides information to assist tourists and residents alike in finding public beach access with public parking, available in almost all of the communities on the Tampa Bay Gulf Beaches.


Public Beach Access & Parking is presented from the North to the South.
A Note about the Mile Markers:

Gulf Boulevard Mile Markers on Tampa Bay Gulf BeachesLook for the distinctive tropical fish-designed Mile Markers and ½ Mile Markers installed on Gulf Blvd. Mandalay, Gulfview - the main roads that run parallel to the beaches.

The Mile Markers start at the South end of Pass A Grille (the Southern tip of St .Pete Beach) with Mile Marker Zero and proceed North along Pass A Grille Way, Gulf Blvd., Blind Pass Rd, over the Blind Pass Bridge, continuing North on Gulf Blvd, - going through Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, The Redington's, Indian Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, Belleair Shores, Belleair Bluffs, Sand Key and across the Clearwater Pass Bridge to Clearwater Beach.

A left turn at the bottom of the bridge on to South Gulfview Blvd, passing thru the newly redeveloped Beach Walk area. Left to enter the "round about" continue North on Mandalay in Clearwater Beach for about 2 miles where Mile Marker 25 marks the end of the Mile Markers.

NOTE: The beach access are presented below going from North to South (Mile Marker 25) in Clearwater Beach South to the Pass a Grille area of St. Pete Beach. (To Mile Marker 0)
[NOTE: Many of the communities on the Gulf Beaches do not allow on-street parking, or restrict parking on the street and in Gulf front parking lots, to those with resident stickers. The beach access and nearby parking locations included below do allow PUBLIC Parking - some free, some  collect a fee via meters, a pay station, or attended collection booths - Pay parking options will be noted with "$$" ]
Clearwater Beach Parking & Gulf Beach Access
   NORTH OF THE ROUNDABOUT
Mile Marker 25 South to Avalon Street
There are several public beach access points on Eldorado Ave, one block west of Mandalay. There is VERY LIMITED on street parking within a block or two of a beach access.

Clearwater BeachAvalon Street
Parking lots ($$) available at beach end of Avalon & Kendall Street
Mile Marker: North of MM 24

Bay Esplanade to Rockaway
Metered Parking Lot at the beach accessible at end either street.
North of the roundabout public parking lots a block or two from the beach are located at:
• 605 Mandalay Ave. (Mc Kay Field)
• 51 Bay Esplanade ( Swimming Pool & Rec Center )
• 457 and 423 Mandalay Ave.
• 400 E. Shore Dr.
• 390 and E. Shore Dr.

   SOUTH OF THE ROUNDABOUT
Clearwater Marina Parking Lot
Accessible from the Round About or Gulfview Blvd.
Limited Time ($$) Parking available

Pier 60
The Pier 60 Parking Lot ($$) entrance reached by bearing right onto S. Gulfview Blvd after leaving the roundabout.

Clearwater Beach Beach WalkBeach Walk
A winding beach side promenade with lush landscaping, artistic touches and clear views to Clearwater's award-winning beach and the water beyond, a place where bicyclists, rollerbladers and pedestrians all have safe and convenient access and where visitors and locals can socialize, dine, play games, or simply enjoy the spectacular sun and surf. S. Gulfview Blvd. separates the beach from the restaurants, hotels, and shops. Limited on street parking with lots at both ends - Pier 60 & 160 S. Gulfview

Beach Walk Website

160 S. Gulfview Blvd
At the South end of Beach Walk, Just before 450 West Condo Tower

South of the roundabout public parking lots a block or two from the beach are located at:
• 100 Coronado Dr
• 150-170 Coronado Dr (May be Temporarily Closed)
• 33 Hampden

The City of Clearwater has made maps available showing City Parking Lots available for Beach goers.

Sand Key (Clearwater Beach ) Parking & Gulf Beach Access
Sand Key County ParkSand Key County Park
1060 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL
Mile Marker: Just South of MM 22

Sand Key Park is a Pinellas County park located at South side of the Clearwater Pass which separates Clearwater Beach to the North from Sand Key and the other Gulf Beaches to the South.

Both a beach and a park are included in the ninety-file acres. In the park proper are picnic shelters with grills, picnic tables, and water fountains; plus a playground, restrooms and a dog park.

The beach area boasts cabana rentals, beach wheel-chairs, outdoor shower towers to rinse beach sand off, and bath houses with separate changing stalls and restrooms.

Over 700 Parking Spots - some metered

WEBSITE

Bay Park on Sand Key
1551 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL
Mile Marker: North of MM 20½

In addition to the Tennis Courts, there is Free parking available, with Beach Access available across the street North of the Ultimar I Condominiums (1520 Gulf Blvd.), and South of Ultimar III (1560 Gulf Blvd.)

WEBSITE

Belleair Beach Parking & Gulf Beach Access

Belleair Beach Marina
3700 Gulf Blvd.
Belleair Beach, FL
Parking on East side of Gulf Blvd. in Marina Parking Lot,
Mile Marker: North of MM 20

Beach access available across Gulf Blvd. 300 feet to the South, between Mont Martre Condos (3500 Gulf Blvd.) and Nautical Watch Beach Resort (3420 Gulf Blvd.) 3500 Gulf Blvd

Morgan Street ParkMorgan Street City Park
8 Free public parking spots
2700 Gulf Blvd.
Belleair Beach, FL
Mile Marker: North of MM 19½

Belleair Shores has NO Public Beach Access

The gated parking lots between MM 19½ and MM 18½ on the West side of Gulf Blvd are for Belleair Beach Residents with current parking stickers.
Others WILL be ticketed.

Condominium parking lots are for residents only. Other may be TOWED!



LOCAL WEATHER
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Indian Rocks Beach Parking & Gulf Beach Access

Indian Rocks Beach features 26 public beach accesses plus a Park.

Public Parking is available at the beach accesses on the West Side of Gulf Blvd. at:
27th Ave to 19th Ave,
A few FREE public parking spots are provided at each access.

Accesses at 27th. 26th and 23rd Ave have outside showers

Indian Rocks Beach Access County Park
1700 Gulf Blvd,
80 public parking spots ($$), restroom, outside showers
Mile Marker: 17½
WEBSITE
16th Ave, 15th Ave, 12th Ave, 8th Ave, 4th, 2nd and 1st Ave, Central Ave
A few FREE public parking spots are provided at each access

Accesses at 16th, 15th, 14th, 12th, 8th and 1st Ave have outside showers

Indian Shores Parking &; Beach Access

Tiki Garden Beach Access County Park
19305 Gulf Blvd
Indian Shores, FL
Restrooms & Showers
Metered Parking Spots across street from Beach Access
WEBSITE

190th Ave
Disabled Parking Only

186th Ave
Limited Parking PLUS
A large public parking lot across Gulf Blvd.

Redington Shores Parking &; Beach Access
Several public beach accesses are located along Gulf Boulevard from 174th Avenue to 183rd Avenue.
Mile Marker: MM 12 to MM 13

Redington Shores County Beach Access Park
18200 Gulf Blvd
Restrooms, outdoor showers
Metered Parking Spots
Mile Marker: North of MM 12½
WEBSITE

178th Ave - at Lee Ave, 1 Block West of Gulf Blvd.
Limited on-street parking

North Redington Beach Parking & Gulf Beach Access
Six public accesses dot Gulf Boulevard from 164th Avenue to 174th Avenue. Free parking along Gulf Boulevard
Redington Beach Parking & Gulf Beach Access
Public at 160th and Gulf Boulevard is limited to the residents. Others will be Ticketed!

Madeira Beach Parking & Gulf Beach Access
Madeira Beach boasts a beach " ... two miles long and a SMILE wide!"

Archibald Memorial Park
15100 Gulf Blvd.
Madeira Beach, FL
Mile Marker: North of MM 9½

Restrooms, Showers, Changing Facilities, & Concessions
Metered Parking Spots

Madeira Beach Access (Archibald Memorial Park)
14400 Gulf Blvd.
Madeira Beach, FL
Mile Marker: MM 9½

Restrooms, Showers, Changing Facilities, & Concessions
Metered Parking Spots
WEBSITES

Public Parking is available at the beach accesses on the West Side of Gulf Blvd. at:
Kitty Stuart Park
141st Ave.

136th Ave to 131st Ave,
A few Metered public parking spots are provided at each access.

City of Madeira Beach Parking and Beach Access
130th Ave at Gulf Blvd.
Metered Parking Lot.

John's Pass Park
129th Ave.
Madeira Beach, FL
Restrooms & Showers
Metered Parking Spots
NOTE: Accessible only from the South Bound lane of Gulf Blvd., just before the John's Pass bridge.

Also $$ parking available across Gulf Blvd. in the John's Pass parking lots.

Treasure Island Parking & Gulf Beach Access
Starting South of John's Pass, the City of Treasure Island boasts some of the widest beaches in Tampa Bay Gulf Beaches area.

A paved beach walkway runs along the beach from 119th Avenue to 104th Avenue.

127th Ave, 126th Ave, 124th Ave, 121th Ave
Public Parking (some Free, some $$)

City of St. Petersburg Municipal Beach
112th Ave
This beach is billed as the "widest beach in Florida" at one-quarter mile.
Dressing rooms, snack bar, volleyball courts.

Treasure Island Beach Access County Park
10400 Gulf Blvd
Treasure Island, FL
Mile Marker: MM 6½
WEBSITE

Public parking ($$), restroom facilities, showers,

100th Ave at Gulf Blvd.
Mile Marker: MM 6

Sunset Beach Parking & Gulf Beach Access
Sunset Beach is the Southern area of Treasure Island, South of 98th Street where Gulf Boulevard turns East to span Blind Pass.

The road closest to the beach in Sunset Beach is named West Gulf Blvd. There are several public parking lots available adjacent to the Gulf beaches.

88th Ave, 81th Ave, 80th Ave, 77th to 79th Ave at West Gulf Blvd
Metered Lots

St. Pete Beach Parking & Gulf Beach Access
After Crossing the Blind Pass Bridge and continuing South on Blind Pass Road, follow a 2 block "jog right" at 75th Avenue to continue South on Gulf Blvd.

Just South of Mile Marker 4
The first public parking and Gulf Beach access can be found by turning West at 71st Ave and continuing to Beach Plaza St.

Upham Beach Park
Street parking from 71st Avenue to 67th Avenue. ($$)
Restrooms, outdoor shower, food concession

Back on Gulf Boulevard
51st Avenue Access
Just South of Crabby Bills
Metered Parking

St. Pete Municipal Beach
46th to 48th Avenue, just South of Dolphin Beach Resort
Metered Parking
Restrooms, outdoor shower
Mile Marker: 2½

Pass A Grille Beach Parking & Gulf Beach Access
Continuing South on Gulf Blvd. at 35th Avenue (at the Don Cesar), leads into the area of St. Pete Beach known as Pass A Grille. Gulf Boulevard become Pass A Grille Way after 32nd Avenue

To find public parking and beach access continue South on Pass A Grille Way and turn West on 22nd Avenue.

22nd Avenue to 1st Avenue
Metered and Pay Station parking
Showers, restrooms and snack bar at Ninth Avenue

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