There are four public access areas along Gulf Blvd for this
beautiful beach. Keeping in the Bellaire tradition, they are
for Bellaire residents only. For more details, call 727-595-4646.
You have to take a passenger ferry or your boat to get there,
but well worth the trip. Caladesi is one of only a handful
of underdeveloped barrier islands left on this part of the
Gulf Coast. Contact the State Park at 727-469-5918.
There are numerous public access areas located up and down
Mandalay Avenue, most with somewhat limited parking availability.
The main public access is located at Pier 60, found at the
end of Rt 60. Parking is much more plentiful here, and is
metered. (bring quarters) City offices can be reached at 727-462-6572.
You gotta have a boat to get there, but it's a great day trip.
Egmont is an island of over 400 acres of pristine beach, and
boasts the only manned lighthouse left in the U.S. It is located
at the mouth of Tampa Bay, just southwest of Fort DeSoto Beach.
Call the park for more info at 727-893-2627.
Located at Shore Blvd South and 55th Streets, you can purchase
a daily parking permit for $2. Outdoor showers and public
restrooms are available. Gulfport City offices: 727-321-1158.
Located on extreme end of Dunedin Causeway, you will find
tidal flats, mangrove swamps, and great beachfront here. Call
the park for more info at 727-469-5942.
You will find the main parking and access area at Tiki Park,
19601 Gulf Blvd. Parking is metered, and will pop you for
$1 per hour. Other parking and access can be found in several
spots along Gulf Blvd, but parking is generally at a premium.
For more information 727-595-4020.
You have several public access points to choose from at Madeira.
They are located between 128th and 154th Avenues West. You
can also use public parking at South Beach, near Johns Pass.
More information is available from Madeira Beach Parks and
Rec, at 727-392-0665.
You'll like this word, Free parking available along Gulf Blvd.
There are six public access trails down to the beach from
the Boulevard between 164th Ave and 174th Ave. More info by
Public parking is available at Ninth Ave, with metered parking
for $1 per hour. For your buck, you have restrooms, showers,
and a snack bar at hand. (Snacks sold separately) There are
also public accesses along Gulf Way between First Ave and
22nd Ave in St Pete Beach.
Public parking is available at the County Park; 18220 Gulf
Blvd, and is free. Other public accesses can be found along
Gulf Blvd between 174th Ave and 183rd Ave. 727-397-5538.
Pete Municipal Beach:
Lots of sand here folks, 1/4 mile at it's widest point, you
will find it at 11260 Gulf Blvd. right off Central Avenue
on Treasure Island. Parking is cheaper here too at $.50 an
hour. Public amenities include a snack bar, dressing rooms/showers,
and 10 volleyball courts. Info available at 727-360-3278.
This is a bayside beach located in Downtown St. Petersburg
on 2nd Ave. NE. Free parking and public restrooms are available
adjacent at North Shore Park, which also has a beach. Info
available at 727-367-2735.