With an average of 361 days of sunshine per year, Tampa Bay Area Beaches are among
the best in the world. Below are just a few of the beaches in the Tampa Bay Area (beaches
listed from north to south).
To virtually explore the beaches listed below, go to Visit St. Pete Clearwater.com -- Things to do -- Beaches.
Honeymoon Island State Park and Beach
1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, FL (50-55-minute drive, 27 miles west, from USF).
Honeymoon Island has more than four miles of white sand beaches, stunning sunsets, and a bird watchers paradise. The park is also the ferry terminal for access to another unspoiled state park, Caladesi Island.
West of the town of Dunedin and near Clearwater (60-70 minute drive, 36 miles from USF). The island is accessible only by a two-minute ferry that runs hourly from Honeymoon Island. Caladesi Beach is one of Florida's few remaining undeveloped barrier islands, and the Caladesi Island State Park.
Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL (50-60 minute drive, 34.5 miles west, from USF).
Voted the "Best Beach Town in Florida" by USA Today readers. Experience long stretch of soft, white sand and year-round attractions to include fishing, dolphin-watching, jet-skiing, parasailing, and stand-up paddle boarding. There's a winding beachfront promenade lined with causal seafood restaurants and cafes. Pier 60 hosts a nightly festival with street performers and craft vendors.
Clearwater, FL. (50-60 minute drive, 38 miles from USF).
Experience this three mile expanse of white, sandy beaches. Treasure Island is a haven for kite flyers. At the north end of the mile long paved trail, is St. John's Pass, a quaint fishing village with lots of souvenir and apparel shops, bars, and restaurants. Drinking is allowed on this beach.
St. Pete Beach
St. Pete, Pinellas County (50-60 minute drive, 38 miles from USF)
Voted TripAdvisor's No. 1 Beach in the U.S. and No. 5 in the world in 2012 and named "The Sunset Capital of Florida." Discover this world-class beach with spectacular sunsets, and lots of restaurants and shopping opportunities.