colorful beach chairs with restaurant and palm trees at central west beaches
aerial view of green blue ocean along shore with coastal houses at central west beaches
aerial view of beach and bay with downtown skyline at central west beaches

Overview

Off the west coast of Pinellas County, the Tampa area beaches of west central Florida include beaches and barrier islands. Popular coastal areas include Clearwater Beach, Fort De Soto, Gulfport, Honeymoon Island, Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach, Port Richey, St. Pete Beach, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, and Treasure Island.  With over 35 miles of sandy bliss and sparkling water, there are beaches for nature and wildlife enthusiasts, party people, romantic couples, and families of all sizes! Explore the many shops, restaurants, lodging, recreational activities, and nightlife along the shores of the Tampa Bay beaches and you’ll see why the area’s beaches have made many Top 10 lists.

Photos courtesy of Visit St. Pete / Clearwater