The Tampa Bay Area

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  • 1. Clearwater Beach

    Beach–Sight

    On a narrow island between Clearwater Harbor and the Gulf is a stretch of sand with a widespread reputation for beach volleyball. Pier 60, which...Read More

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  • 2. Fort De Soto Park

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    Spread over five small islands, 1,136-acre Fort De Soto Park lies at the mouth of Tampa Bay. It has 7 miles of waterfront (much of it beach...Read More

  • 3. Pass-a-Grille Beach

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    At the southern tip of St. Pete Beach (past the Don Cesar), this is the epitome of Old Florida. One of the most popular beaches in the area...Read More

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    4. Siesta Beach

    Beach–Sight

    With 40 acres of nature trails, this park is popular; you'll find tons of amenities. This beach has fine, powdery quartz sand that squeaks under...Read More

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  • 5. Sunset Beach

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    A peninsula that's technically part of Treasure Island, this 2-mile-long outcrop is one of Tampa Bay's best-kept secrets. The northern end has...Read More

  • 6. Anna Maria Bayfront Park

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    This narrow yet secluded beach fronts Tampa Bay at Passage Key Inlet and the Gulf of Mexico. It's also situated between two fishing piers. Don...Read More

  • 7. Blind Pass Beach

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    This is a good beach for nature lovers and a great spot if you are looking for a tranquil stretch of beach. The park contains about 60 acres...Read More

  • 8. Caladesi Island State Park

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    Quiet, secluded, and still wild, this 3½-mile-long barrier island is one of the best shelling beaches on the Gulf Coast, second only to Sanibel...Read More

  • 9. Caspersen Beach

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    Sarasota County's largest park is known for its fossil finds. Amenities: playground;showers; toilets. Best for: solitude; walking. ...Read More

  • 10. Coquina Beach

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    Singles and families flock to Coquina Beach, a wider swath of sand at the southern end of Anna Maria Island. Beach walkers love this stretch...Read More

  • 11. Cortez Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Towering Australian pines greet you at the entrance of this popular beach park, a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Amenities: showers...Read More

  • 12. Egmont Beach

    Beach–Sight

    An undeveloped island teeming with birds, shells, and native plants is a short ferry ride away. You'll find serene lengths of beach, abandoned...Read More

  • 13. Egmont Key

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    In the middle of the mouth of Tampa Bay lies the small (350 acres), largely unspoiled but critically eroding island Egmont Key, now a state...Read More

  • 14. Englewood Beach

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    This beach is popular with teenagers, although beachgoers of all ages frequent it. While it attracts crowds, it's easy to find your own patch...Read More

  • 15. Fort Island Gulf Beach

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    This is one of the most remote beaches you will find north of Ft. De Soto, the isolated beach south of St. Petersburg. One of the best parts...Read More

  • 16. Fred Howard Park Beach

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    It comes in two parts: a shady mainland picnic area with barbecues and a white-sand beach island. The causeway is a popular hangout for windsurfers...Read More

  • 17. Greer Island Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Just across the inlet on the northern tip of Longboat Key, Greer Island Beach is accessible by boat or by car via North Shore Boulevard (you...Read More

  • 18. Honeymoon Island State Park

    Beach–Sight

    If you're seeking an almost completely undeveloped beach that's still easily accessible by car, this is one of your best bets. Northwest of...Read More

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  • 19. Indian Rocks Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This beach community is a mellow alternative to the oft-crowded shorelines of Clearwater and St. Pete Beach along the Gulf Coast. This is a...Read More

  • 20. Madeira Beach

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    Known to locals as "Mad Beach," this lively barrier island town occupies the southern tip of Shell Key. The beachfront consists of a long stretch...Read More

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