Florida Attractions
 Your Florida Web Guide

Advertise  -  Sponsor -  Be an Editor       

 Banner 10000046 

Attractions - Travel - Maps - Sports - News - Weather - Art & Entertainment - Education - Schools - Subjects
Shopping - Business - Real Estate - Government - Law - History - Health - Events - Facts & Info - Local 

 You are here: Home > Attractions > Natural Florida > Beaches > Central-West Florida

Your name here.
Click here for sponsorship info



Florida Central-West Beaches

Gulf Coast: Central Florida
Starting at Citrus County traveling south to Sarasota county the central gulf coast is characterized by it's beautiful white sandy beaches.
Counties: Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota
Cities: Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Anna Marie Island, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Venice, Manasota.


Hernando County

  • Hernando Beach/Pine Island
    Includes: kayaking, canoeing, restrooms, lifeguards, grills.

Pinellas County Area: Clearwater, St. Petersburg

  • Anclote Key State Park 
    Accessible only by boat from Tarpon Springs
    Includes: natural Florida, bird and wildlife watching.
  • Howard County Park
    north end of Pinellas County
    Includes: restrooms, covered pavilions, grills, playground, ball field 
  • Honeymoon Island State Recreation Area
    Near Dunedin
    Includes: nature trails, pet beach, restrooms, covered pavilions, gear rental.
  • Caladesi Island State Park
    Caladesi Island Info
    from Tampa Bay Online.
    Undeveloped barrier island is accessible only by boat.
    Includes: restrooms, grills, pavilions, nature trail.
  • Clearwater Beach Island
  • Mandalay Park
  • Clearwater Beach Park
    Big Pier 60 
    Includes: fishing, recreational complex, playground, restrooms, lifeguards, sunset festivals.
  • Sand Key Park
    Includes: restrooms, grills, covered pavilions, lifeguards.
  • Indian Rocks Beach
    Includes: restrooms, fishing pier
  • Indian Shores
    Includes: the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, restrooms, fishing pier.
  • Redington Shores County Park
    Includes: fishing piers, restrooms, covered pavilions, gear rental.
  • Archibald Memorial Beach
  • Madeira Beach
    State recreation center
    Includes: nature trails, bird watching, pet beach, restrooms, covered pavilions, fishing.
  • John Pass Beach and Park
  • Treasure Island
    Includes: beach events, playground, restrooms, covered pavilion.
  • St. Petersburg Beach
  • Pass-a-Grille Beach
    Features beachside hotels and the historic pink Don CeSar hotel. Includes restrooms, covered pavilion, gear rental.
  • Shell Key
    Barrier island accessible only by boat from the St. Pete Beach/Treasure Island area features a natural Florida setting with birding opportunities.
  • Fort DeSoto County Park
    Fort DeSoto Park Info    from Tampa Bay Online
    7 miles of white sandy beaches
    Includes: recreation area, grills, covered pavilions, gear rentals, overnight camping on the gulf.
  • Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge
    Egmont Key State Park
    Accessible only by boat.
    Includes: snorkeling trips from St. Pete Beach/Treasure Island area, historic lighthouse.

Hillsborough County

  • E.G.Simmons Park
    On Tampa Bay
    Inlcudes: boating, fishing, swimming, bird watching, mangrove swamps, restrooms, covered pavilions, lifeguards, grills, boat ramp.

Manatee and Sarasota County Area

Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island  photo

  • Bayfront Park
    Includes: restrooms, picnic areas.
  • Holmes Beach   photo
  • Manatee County Beach
    Includes: restrooms, covered pavilions, picnic areas, lifeguards, boat ramp.
  • Cortez Beach
    Includes: restrooms, covered pavilions, picnic areas, lifeguards, boat ramp.
  • Coquina Beach   photo
    Includes: restrooms, covered pavilions, picnic areas, lifeguards, boat ramp.
  • Bradenton Beach

Longboat Key

  • Longboat Key   Aerial photo
  • Lido Key   Aerial photo
  • Lido Key Beaches
  • North Lido Beach   private beach
  • Lido Beach
    St. Armand's Key, Lido Beach  photo
    Includes: restrooms, pool, playground, lifeguards, covered pavilions, picnic areas.
  • South Lido Beach   Southern end of Lido Key
    Includes: restrooms, playground, covered pavilion, canoeing, nature trail, grills, picnic areas, volleyball.

Siesta Key

Casey Key

  • Palmer Point South
    No facilities.
  • Nokomis Beach
    Includes: restrooms, picnic areas, pavilion, boat ramp, boardwalk.
  • North Jetty Park
    Includes: restrooms, picnic areas, volleyball, horseshoes.

Venice Area
"Shark tooth capital of the world"
Venice Beach Information  
Venice Area Beaches

  • Venice Municipal Beach
    Includes: restrooms, showers, lifeguards, concessions, picnic areas, pavilions, volleyball.
  • Brohard Park Beach
    Includes: fishing pier with restrooms, snack bar, bait shop,
    Good birdwatching, no lifeguards.
  • Caspersen Park Beach
    Includes: restrooms, picnic areas, nature trail, boardwalk, fishing, shelling, no lifeguards.


  • Manasota Beach
    Includes: restrooms, boat ramp, picnic areas.
  • Blind Pass Beach
    Includes: restrooms, no lifeguards.


Back to Top

Need a Website? FloridaSMART's professional design team 
can help. 

Click here for more information.

Home - Attractions - Travel - Maps - Sports - News - Weather - Art & Entertainment
 Education - Shopping - Business - Real Estate - Facts & Info - Local 

Sponsor | Advertise | Be an Editor | Job Opportunities | Add a link

Comments and Suggestions are welcome.  Email FloridaSMART

Please read our visitor agreement and privacy policies for the terms and conditions of using this site.
For design information or technical questions send email to webmaster@floridasmart.com
Copyright © 1998, 1999, 2000 of SurfSMART™, Inc.