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“Well worth the drive”
Review of Sand Key Park

Sand Key Park
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$78.98*
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Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Sea Screamer Boat Ride
Ranked #5 of 80 things to do in Clearwater
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Central Florida
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89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Well worth the drive”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

After a horrible time trying to find any kind of enjoyment at Honeymoon Island(see my review) my wife and I decided to head to Clearwater, just a few miles to the south. We decided to go across the pass and came upon Sand Key Park. Free to the public(there is a fee for parking) this park was a stunning surprise. Long, super wide Florida beaches, this is one of the jewels of the west coast of the state. Gorgeous water, scenic views and kites being flown all up and down the beach made this a wonderful time to enjoy the beach. There is a concession stand, restrooms and ample parking.A small picnic area that faces the pass under the shade of large trees. This is what a Florida beach is suppose to look like! Great job, Pinellas County!

Visited April 2014
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“Good beach”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Spent a day here at the beach last weekend and we had a good time.

Sand Key park is a nice alternative to the much busier local beaches, particularly Clearwater Beach up the street.

Cabanas/umbrellas and chairs are available for a fee but the facilities are pretty sparse. This beach has a nice unspoiled feel to it and the park is quite pleasant with a little wetland area with some cool birds and plenty of greenery.

The sand is more shell filled than Clearwater beach but the water was great to swim in and there was plenty of room on the beach. It would take a lot for this beach to feel crowded. If you are looking for something more low key and quieter for a beach focused day of vacation then I'd say Sand Key fits the bill.

Visited April 2014
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Floral Park, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sands Key”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

We always stop in this park when we are in the area. Surprised to see that you now need to pay $5 to park for the day. The weather was awful (as it was all week) and we didnt want to spend $5 to just walk the beach for a bit. We were concerned about getting towed. There should be an option to have 1/2 hr parking.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Patricia K
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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice Mellow Beach”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great beach for morning walks with the family to hunt for shells. Also, a more quiet and relaxed beach than other beaches near by, like Clearwater Beach. Nice to have some trees nearby too.

Visited August 2013
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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“Plenty of Parking”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Nice park with plenty of parking. Great way to see the water as there are a lot of homes and condos that face the water and most parking on Gulf Blvd. to the beach is by permit only. Great alternative to the crowds of Clearwater Beach down the street.

Visited April 2014
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