Family beach-goers, welcome to a sand-lovers paradise!

The St. Petersburg/Clearwater area is ringed by a coastline that contains every sandy option imaginable for every one in the family. Gulf Boulevard, which follows the contour of the Gulf of Mexico's shoreline throughout the area, is a great place to find all of the best beach hangouts and dining establishments.

Public access beaches at Clearwater Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach and many other locales provide simple access to a host of beach-going opportunities. There's a beach for every mood and family spanning all the way from Indian Rocks Beach to the southern tip of Fort De Soto Park.

Caledesi Island
One of the few pristine barrier islands along Florida's Gulf Coast, this #1 Beach in the U.S. is accessible only by boat. While on the ferry from Honeymoon Island you can spot dolphins and osprey while learning about the history of the area. The island features abundant wildlife, a ranger station, boat docks, beach and kayak rentals, mangrove kayak trails and even a concession stand offering beer and wine.

Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach was named "Best Beach Town" in January 2013 by USA Today. Lauded for its gorgeous white sand and sparkling waters, not to mention beachside fun for all ages, from kid-friendly water sports and cruises to dining and dancing hot spots. Clearwater Beach has also been named "Best for Family Fun" by Fodor's in 2011.

Indian Rocks Beach
A throwback to old Florida, Indian Rocks Beach features beautiful dune-lined expanse dotted with small motels, vacation cottages and rental condos. After a hard day of sunbathing, relax at some of the best local restaurants in the area or browse several small shops in this historic hamlet.

Madeira Beach
Known by locals as "Mad Beach," this is a fun but laid back city offering cozy motels and condo rentals with nearby recreation options. The epicenter of Madeira Beach is John's Pass Fishing Village where visitors can find it all: shops, restaurants, boating, fishing, wave runners and even a ghost tour!

Treasure Island
On a two mile stretch of this large beach, visitors can fly kites, rent jet skis, or play on one of the dozens of volleyball courts. Accommodations of all sizes and price ranges dot the beach, and nearby beach bistros provide a great place to recharge.

St. Pete Beach
Nestled on Long Key, St. Pete Beach offers accommodations ranging from world-renowned resorts to mom-and-pop motels, to quaint bed and breakfasts. Voted TripAdvisor's number 1 Beach in the U.S. and number 5 in the world in 2012, St. Pete Beach has so many activities that you may never leave the island! Spend the day shopping on historic Corey Avenue, dine at a waterfront restaurant, or spend the day skim boarding. No visit would be complete without visiting the Don CeSar Beach Resort.

Fort De Soto Park
Soft sand, emerald waters and shady pines await you at Fort De Soto park, which is made up of five separate islands. Ride, skate or jog on the 7-mile paved trail, or canoe and kayak through lush mangroves. Rover can roam at the Paw Playground and frolic in the surf at Dog Beach, while the kids explore the cannons and jail cells of the old fort. An 800 foot long boat launch facility provides easy access to this park's waterfront and beaches. The facility also includes eleven floating docks.

Have a fun family day at one of our many beaches!