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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This spot is more relaxing than Clearwater beach. Get there early because paid parking is limited. Plenty of space to spread out and spend time with the family. Bring your umbrellas, snacks, towel, chairs, and sunscreen.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DALEPRO S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My favorite beach in Pinellas County. Adjacent park with picnic facilities and plenty of easy access parking. We come here because the beach is never overcrowded and almost always peaceful. Much more tourist activity on Clearwater Beach to the north, if that’s what you’re looking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LMARC3
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice beach not clear white, [quartz] sand, shells and sea weed. wife really liked it because it was not cold quartz sand only. Life guards, umbrellas, lounges, chairs, places to eat and other services in spring/summer/fall season only. Rentals not staffed at this time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Parking, with a very quiet beach, Something for the wildlife lover as well with a little shrubbery - definitely worth a visit if you are in Clearwater

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChairmanJon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit. Very nice and not overly crowded. Good parking and restrooms. Several boardwalks to the Beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 472donb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Sand Key doesn’t have as much going on as the nearby Clearwater Beach, that’s what makes it so good. Parking is easier and costs less. There is also a block containing ladies and gentlemen’s restrooms and changing rooms, between the beach and the car...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wiltshirewall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly for kids! Has a play area for kids. And rest rooms for all. Really pleasant place for families with kids.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MukundR_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two enjoyable afternoons at Sand Key Park. The park is just south of Clearwater Beach. The beautiful beach was not very crowded compared to Clearwater Beach. Furthermore, the adjacent parking lot is right next to the beach and the $5 parking fee is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a huge nature park, just south of Clearwater Beach, that has plenty of parking, lots of trails, and a beautiful shoreline to explore.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 924jimk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the beach across the road.A wonderful little beach next to the sailing club which is practically empty.I sat in the oceon and relaxed in the sun in total quiet.The jolley trolley goes past here.

Date of experience: November 2018
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mhanley911
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Corrissa B | Reviewed this property |
Sun rise and dusk, there is a small sign that post sunset time.
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Eleanor L
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Joe Z | Reviewed this property |
Not really, It is mostly beach.
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mcj79
January 23, 2018|
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Response from gonorr | Reviewed this property |
jolly trolley stops outside. It is bikeable too. shops and restaurants located nearby too. certainly a lovely location.
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Mid April activities for kids (3 Replies)
Looking for ways to entertain my 12 year old boy and 8 year old girl. She's excited about seeing dolphins, finding great seashells, the Clearwater Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, and Busch Gardens. He wants to go snorkeling and fishing from a charter boat (their equipment, not ours) and see manatees. A few questions: 1. We're staying at the Marriott on Sand Key. Where would be the best place to take my daughter to collect shells: Sand Key? Clearwater Beach? Caladesi? Someplace else? 2. Do you...More
March 25, 2014|
Response fromMarkBee|
Sounds like ya'll will have a great time. Sand Key is just over a bridge from Clearwater Beach. It will be a very short drive or trolley ride, but probably too far to walk especially with young ones. I think the Marriott offers a van shuttle from the hotel to the beach on Sand Key, so that will be convenient. 1- Best place to get shells will probably be Caladesi and Honeymoon Island. But without a car and drive, you can check both Sand Key Beach, and as far North on Clearwater Beach as...More
jhill55
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Marco Island or Sand Key ???? (1 Replies)
Hi ! My family is looking to visit Florida May of 2012 and we are not sure where to visit. My Father and Mother in law are in their 50's and like a little beach but would also like some activities and site seeing. My wife, sister in law and myself can lay on the beach or by the pool all day with a cold drink and also like some good restaurants and activities. (Def wanna go Tarpon fishing with a fly) We will also have my daughter who will be 11 months and my 7 year old niece. We are looking to...More
September 15, 2011|
Response fromAhHah|
Not sure how they do tarpon fishing here but I don't think it is like fly fishing. And you may have to hire a boat and captain that does fishing tours. For the other requirements try Clearwater Beach. Read that forum to see if it fits.
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Sand Key to Aquarium without car (2 Replies)
hello, is it possible to get to the Aquarium without a car, from Sand key? Does the trolley go there, or are taxis readily available? Thanks very much
March 01, 2008|
Response fromBrad R|
Yes the beach trolley goes there, just not to the mainland anymore