Tampa Bay Beach Ratings

*Please note the Privacy Column and Permit can change over time.  Further, the Privacy is based on averages.  This does not account for the following:  Time of Day, Saturday/Weekend, or Weekday Events, Holiday Weekends/Weeks, New National Beach Rankings, Spring Break Season, Public Events/Concerts, etc.  We have no control over the public beaches and its visitors, we simply do our best to have the most privacy given the specific conditions of that day. Please Contact Us for more information!

Top Beach Locations Ideal Wedding Size Privacy Permit Fee Sand Rating (1-5) $ for Parking Reception Overall (1-5) # of
Boardwalks
Pass-a-Grille (St Pete Beach – South) 2 – 100 Medium Yes, $250 (*$100) ★★★★ Yes Short Drive ★★★★★ ✔✔
Clearwater Beach – Avalon Street 2 – 100 Low-Med  Yes, $125 ★★★★ Yes Walking Distance ★★★★★
Sunset Beach – Treasure Island 2 – 30 Medium  Yes, $125 ★★★ Yes Short Drive ★★★★ ✔✔✔✔
Upham Beach (St Pete Beach – North) 2 – 100 Medium Yes, $250 (*$100) ★★★★ Yes Walking Distance ★★★★★ ✔✔✔✔
Anna Maria Island / Holmes Beach 2 – 100 Medium Yes, $225-325 ★★★★★ Short Drive ★★★★★
Lido Beach / Siesta Key (Sarasota) 2 – 80 Medium Yes, $150-175 ★★★★★ Walking Distance ★★★★★ ✔✔✔
By Location
St Pete Beach
Pass-a-Grille Beach 2 – 100 Med-High Yes, $250 (*$100) ★★★★ Yes Short Drive ★★★★★ ✔✔
Upham Beach 2 – 100 Medium Yes, $250 (*$100) ★★★★ Yes Walking Distance ★★★★★ ✔✔✔✔
Ft. DeSoto Park – Tierra Verde 2 – 100 Medium-High Yes, $175 ★★★ $5/Car Short Drive ★★★★
Clearwater Beach
Avalon Street 2 – 100 Low-Med Yes, $125 ★★★★ Yes Walking Distance ★★★★★
Sand Key Park 2 – 100 Low-Med Yes, $275-325 ★★★ $5/Car Short Drive ★★★★ ✔✔✔
Mandalay Park 2 – 75 Low-Med Yes, $125 ★★★★ Yes Walking Distance ★★★★
Treasure Island
Sunset Beach 2 – 30 Medium  Yes, $125 ★★★ Yes Short Drive ★★★★ ✔✔✔✔
The Lions Club 2 – 120 High ★★★★ Walking Distance ★★★★
Sunset Vistas Resort 2 – 75 High  Yes, $125 ★★★ Walking Distance ★★★★ ✔✔
Anna Maria Island
End of 52nd St – Holmes Beach 2 – 30 Medium Yes, $125 ★★★★ Short Drive ★★★★★
Coquina Key Beach 2 – 100 Medium Yes, $225-325 ★★★★ Short Drive ★★★★  Walkway
AMI – Public Access (Holmes Beach) 2 – 80 Low Yes, $225-325 ★★★ Short Drive ★★★
*Private Location (Requires Beach House Rental with Riparian Water Rights) 2 – 20 High Yes, $550 ★★★★★ Limited Short Drive ★★★★★★
Sarasota Locations
Lido Beach – Zone 1 2 – 30 Medium Yes, $150 ★★★★★ Walking Distance ★★★★★
Lido Beach (Zone 2) – Holiday Inn 2 – 80 Medium Yes, $150 ★★★★★ Walking Distance ★★★★★
Siesta Key – Zone (1-3) 2 – 100 Medium Yes, $175 ★★★★★ Short Drive ★★★★ ✔✔✔
Turtle Beach – Siesta Key (South) 2 – 50 Medium-High Yes, $150 ★★★ Short Drive ★★★ ✔✔
Indian Rocks Beach
End of 18th Ave 2 – 30 Medium ★★★ Yes Short Drive ★★★★
Holiday Inn Harbourside – End of 4th Ave 2 – 30 Medium ★★★ Short Drive ★★★★
1st Ave – Villa Gallace 2 – 20 High ★★★ Short Drive ★★★
Redington Beach
Constitution Park – Public Beach Access 2 – 80 Medium-High ★★★ Yes Short Drive ★★★★ ✔✔
Double Tree Hotel 2 – 80 Low ★★★ Walking Distance ★★★
Madeira Beach
Johns Pass 2 – 40 Low-Med Yes, $75-125 ★★★ Yes Walking Distance ★★★
Archibald Park 2 – 40 Medium Yes, $75-125 ★★★ Yes Short Drive ★★★★
Tampa / St Pete Wedding Locations
Straub Park – Downtown St Pete 2 – 100 Medium Yes, $125 N/A Yes Walking Distance ★★★★★
Davis Island Waterfront – Tampa 2 – 50 High Yes, $175 N/A Short Drive ★★★★
Picnic Island – South Pier, Tampa 2 – 20 Medium Yes, $175 N/A Short Drive ★★★
Cypress Point Beach – Tampa 2 – 40 Medium Yes, $175 ★★★ Short Drive ★★★

*Certain locations do have a ‘Pavilion’ on-site for Rent which can be used as a Reception Location – we consider this a ‘Short Drive’ location as more traditional means of Reception offerings are not offered on-site or within Walking Distance.

**Cost of Permit for Residents and Non-Residents of Municipality can vary.  Certain locations require Custom Setup ($75-250), this includes Beach Houses, Hotels, etc. and is subjective based on the location, travel, and ease of access.  Please Contact Us for more information!

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