Pinellas County Beaches & Beach Access

Pinellas County maintains three major parks along the Gulf Coast. These three parks offer a list ofamenities that include picnicking facilities, fishing opportunities and other items of interest to residents and tourists alike.

The beaches of Pinellas County attract millions of visitors every year and are enjoyed by residents of the entire Tampa Bay area. Not only do the beaches support tourism and the general economy of the area, they help protect the barrier islands and the property on which homes, schools and businesses thrive. Beaches play a vital role in the marine environment, with sea turtles, nesting birds and other wildlife dependent on the beach for survival.

Pinellas County Beaches:

Fort De Soto Park, located in the south end of the county, is one of the largest county parks in the State of Florida, with over seven miles of shoreline.
Sand Key Park, located in central Pinellas County, has almost a half mile of beachfront.
Howard Park, is a gem located on the Gulf of Mexico in the northern reaches of the county in Tarpon Springs.