For the perfect day-trip from Tampa Bay, visit St. Pete Clearwater. Just 30 minutes from the more lively Tampa Bay lies 35 miles of soft, sugar-white sand. The Gulf of Mexico
beaches offer activities for everyone—lying about, reading a book, taking a run, playing in the water, kite flying, Frisbee, volleyball—it’s all here. There is public beach accesses all along Gulf Boulevard, from Clearwater Beach on the north to St. Pete Beach on the south, and easy public parking everywhere.