Sandbars on the Gulfcoast of Florida

Sandbars You Just Have to Visit for a Piece of Florida’s Paradise on the Water

Sandbars are the new boaters paradise off the coasts of Florida. While we have plenty of small islands, there is nothing like these sandbars with soft sand, most of which are just below the surface of the water for a true day on the water.

This article is part of a series of Sandbars around the state of Florida. See the complete state of Florida’s sandbars here.

If you are looking for some fun and explorations on the water in Florida, check out these sandbars.

Southwest Florida Sandbars

Big Pass Sandbar in Sarasota

Check out this nice footage of this gorgeous sandbar.

Big Pass separates the north end of Siesta Key from the south end of Lido Key.  This new sandbar has emerged along the waters that flow from the Gulf of Mexico and it is a popular destination only accessible by boaters and kayakers. Bring your gear and explore the beautiful waters that offer great snorkeling, shelling and shallow water swimming.

Boca Grande Sandbar

Located in the Gasparilla Sound

Central West Florida Sandbars

Three-Rooker Key in Clearwater

This is a newer Sandbar in West-Central Florida just off the coast in northern Pinellas County that has become a popular party zone for boaters to drop anchor and enjoy the day on the water. The beautiful water and white sand makes this a paradise to get out of the boat and enjoy one of Florida’s jewels.

Visit St. Pete Clearwater shares some great information here.



Northwest Florida Sandbars

Crab Island in Florida’s Panhandle

See this awesome Drone footage of Crab Island

Crab Island is a popular underwater sandbar located in the beautiful Emerald Coast on the Gulf of Mexico midway between Panama City and Pensacola. The sandbar at one time was above water but is now just below the surface with water depth ranging from one to four feet in most places making it a haven for boaters to drop anchor and play.

Located on the north side of the Destin Bridge inside Destin’s East Pass from the Gulf of Mexico and entering into Choctawhatchee Bay, it is only accessible by boat. This popular location offers boat rentals in the area to get there, vendors set up with floating restaurants and inflatable play areas and even floating bands playing to keep you entertained.

Destin Vacation Boat Rentals has a really good guide here

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Patti Jewel

Content Marketing Expert and owner of a content focused digital agency. Patti is also a life-long Florida resident, beach lover, nature lover, who is always looking for the positive things to focus on in Florida.