Sand Key Park – Clearwater Beach
Sand Key Beach Park has won several awards over the years and is often referred to as ‘Seashell Heaven.’ This 95-acre barrier island along Clearwater Pass is located just over the Sand Key Bridge and away from the crowds of Clearwater Beach. Sand Key Beach Park is a county-run park with deep Boardwalk entryways and stunning views of the Clearwater Beach Inlet, Sand Key Bridge, and Panoramic Rock Jetty Wedding Site. We have performed Beach Wedding Ceremonies at this location since 2006, which number in the 100s. This was the first location we serviced and is near and dear to the heart. This extension of Clearwater Beach is a quiet alternative that is worth the drive! This location was a staple in 2010-2012 Wedding Season. Please keep in mind there has been recent overgrowth in certain areas in the past few years and sand quality (Beach Ratings) has diminished as a lack of upkeep.
There are two distinct areas in Sand Key Park:
1) The main beach area, spread across nine Boardwalk locations.
2) Two picnic shelters (reservation required for one – possible reception location), playground, restroom, dog park and
Our wedding sites at Sand Key Park are at the end of Boardwalk #1 (Rock Jetty Location) and Boardwalk #8 – (see aerial). The Rock Jetty Location is preferred since it is at the very north end of the beach and offers a ‘Rock Jetty’ background setting for the wedding ceremony and sunset photos down by the shoreline (see picture). Boardwalk #8 is great because it offers the ceremony behind the Sheraton Sand Key Hotel without interfering with the hotel’s property. Sand Key Beach Park is recommended for medium to large weddings that can afford the high permit fee and appreciate the Privacy and Rock Jetty that make for Stunning Sunset Photos. Over the years, we have performed a large number of beach weddings on Sand Key Beach Park. However, starting about 2 years ago there has been some overgrowth and less maintained beach areas (shells & rocks) due to a lack of funding from the County. In addition, permit fees are required at this location: $214-$321 depending on the total number of guests. There is also a daily $5/car parking fee. Beach wheelchairs are available at this location at no additional charge, but must be requested beforehand.
The sailboats & Pirate Ship of Clearwater Beach are staples of Sand Key Park and Florida Gulf Beach Weddings. Nearby locations include: Clearwater Beach (1 mile north), Belleair Beach (.5 miles south) and Indian Rocks Beach (5 miles south).
Airport: Tampa International Airport ranks high in convenience and ease of travel and is located just 19 miles from Sand Key Beach Park. You can also fly into St. Petersburg / Clearwater Airport, only 11 miles from Sand Key Beach Park.
All of our excellent Wedding Packages are a great fit for Sand Key Beach. Sand Key Beach / Clearwater Beach has always been a choice location for weddings. A unique addition to a Sand Key Beach wedding is the Hawaiian Canoe.
Jolly Trolley For Transportation To Sand Key Beach Locations
(call 727-445-1200 or email [email protected])
Parking: $5 flat rate -Sand Key Beach offers a large parking lot , but you must pay by credit card. –
All of our Sand Key Beach Wedding Packages are perfect for this location.
Note From Parks Dept:
” At the entrance to the park is a clock that indicates the time the park will be closing on each day. All guests, vendors, etc must be out of the park promptly at that time. A special event permit does not give permission to be inside the park after it has closed. For those who have ceremonies right before sunset, it is your responsibility to notify the bride, groom, all guests and vendors that they must be out of the park at the specific time the clock indicates. Any people not removed from the specific time will be police escorted off the grounds and could be imposed with a trespassing citation.”
Hotels and Beach Resorts near Sand Key Beach, Florida.
Marriott Sand Key Beach Resort – Address: 1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767. Phone Number (727) 596-1100
Sand Pearl Beach Resort Clearwater Florida – Address 500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767. Phone Number (877) 726-3111
Econo Lodge Hotel and Motel – Address 625 S. Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767. Phone Number (727) 446-3400
Holiday Inn Beach Side Clearwater Beach Florida – Address 521 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767. Phone Number (877) 863-4780
Best Western Seawake Clearwater Beach, Florida – Address 691 S Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida, 33767-2643 Phone Number ( 727) 443-7652
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa – Address 301 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767 Phone (727) 373-1234
Reception locations and restaurants near Sand Key Beach, Florida.
Columbia Restaurant Sand Key Beach – Address 1241 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, Florida 33767 Phone Number: (727) 596-8400
Clearwater Sailing Center on Sand Key Beach – Address 1001 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, Florida 33767 Phone Number: (727) 517-7776
Island Way Grill Clearwater Beach – Address 20 Island Way, Clearwater, FL 33767 Phone Number: (727) 461-6617
Bob Heilmans Beachcomber – Address 447 Mandalay Avenue Clearwater, Florida 33767 Phone Number: (727) 442-4144
Sand Key Beach Permits and Shelter Reservations
Reserve a Sand Key Beach Park Pavilion Reservation
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