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Things to Do Beaches


ARCHIBALD BEACH PARK – SP 15100 Gulf Blvd. • St. Petersburg, FL 33708 (727) 391-7373


7am-10pm.


This favorite hot spot is often busy on weekends, and has restrooms and restaurants nearby. A favorite for visitors and locals alike, this beach is a fun destination for all beach goers.


BEN T. DAVIS BEACH – WS 7650 Courtney Campbell Cswy. • Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 274-8615


7:30am-sunset.


Fronting Tampa Bay and offering one of the first sights of sand for those entering Tampa via Tampa International Airport, this narrow beach is attractively landscaped and stretches along the Courtney Campbell Causeway that connects Tampa with Clearwater.


CALADESI ISLAND STATE PARK – NP One Causeway Blvd. • Dunedin, FL 34698 (727) 469-5918 • www.floridastateparks.org


8am-sunset.


Forget your worries as you take a ferry to this three-mile beach and explore the natural surroundings on one of the state’s last undeveloped barrier islands. Boaters, bird-watchers and beachcombers can walk the sandy shore, then head inland to hike a wooded nature trail.


CLEARWATER BEACH – NP West End of State Rd. 60 • Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 (727) 462-6963


This wide beach of sugar-fine sand draws volleyball players, sun worshippers and swimmers.


DAVIS ISLANDS BEACH – ST 900 Martinique Ave. • Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 931-2121


Anchored boats sometimes crowd the beach in front of this sandy spot near downtown Tampa. A great spot for reading or sunning.


EGMONT KEY STATE PARK – SP 4905 34th St. S • St. Petersburg, FL 33711 (727) 893-2627


8am-sunset.


Visit Egmont Key State Park and enjoy the most beautiful waters of Tampa Bay. Relaxing and shell collecting along its pristine, palm-tree lined, secluded beaches is a year- round favorite activity. Also see a 150-year-old working lighthouse, gun batteries built in 1898 to defend Tampa Bay and 100-year old brick roads. There is no gift shop on the island, so please remember to bring water, food and sunscreen when you visit.


FORT DE SOTO PARK – SP 3500 Pinellas Bayway S • Tierra Verde, FL 33715 (727) 582-2267 • www.fortdesoto.com


Sunrise-sundown.


Fort DeSoto is a barrier island and 1,136-acre park. Besides a clean, wide beach with many shore birds, this park boasts two fishing piers, historic fort and bayside campsites. A paved trail appeals to cyclists and inline skaters.


FRED HOWARD PARK BEACH – NP 1700 Sunset Dr. • Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 (727) 943-4081


8am-sunset.


This family beach is best visited on weekdays when it’s not crowded. But even on busy weekends, the gentle waves and clean shoreline make for a pleasant visit. It’s also a popular site for fishing and windsurfing.


HONEYMOON ISLAND STATE PARK – NP One Causeway Blvd. • Dunedin, FL 34698 (727) 469-5942 • www.floridastateparks.org


8am-sunset.


Sandy shores surround this island getaway, though some are rocky. Dogs on leashes are welcomed on the southeast side and boaters can anchor off parts of the north shore.


Imagine… It’s All Here.


Located on thirteen acres of sugary white, privately owned beachfront, combined with the deep blue waters and golden sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, why go anywhere else? Three beachfront pools, three great places all on one resort: The Compass Grille, Rum Runners Bar & Grille, Harry’s Beach Bar... not to mention our Lobby Lounge for a more intimate setting. Comfortable rooms, spectacular views, concierge services, all at affordable rates. We look forward to seeing you soon, and again, and again.


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866.642.7240 • sirata.com Independently owned. Not affiliated with any other resort property.


46 VisitTampaBay.com


Westshore/Airport = WS


South Tampa = ST


St. Petersburg/Beaches = SP


Clearwater/North Pinellas = NP


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