St. Pete/Clearwater: Home to Orlando's Best Beaches

Add lounging on a world-renowned beach to your Orlando vacation itinerary with a visit to St. Pete/Clearwater. Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, just a short two hour drive from Orlando, St. Pete/Clearwater is a relaxing and luxurious alternative to Central Florida’s busy theme-park scene.

Within Easy Reach: Getting Here from Orlando

Conveniently located just over 100 miles from Orlando, the Gulf Coast will add a laidback spin to your wild Orlando vacation. Ride the rides and explore the parks, then hop on Interstate 4 (I-4), connect to I-275, and within two hours, find yourself chilling out on one of the area’s famous beaches. Two area airports, Tampa International Airport (TPA) and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), make it easy for you to arrive in Orlando and depart from the Gulf Coast area.

White Sands & Warm Waters: St. Pete/Clearwater Beaches

While Central Florida has its fair share of theme parks and attractions, the Gulf Coast is a haven for beaches, with Clearwater Beach ranking as No. 1 beach in America in 2016, and No. 20 in the world in 2016 by TripAdvisor. No stranger to the list, St. Pete Beach also landed at No. 4 that year.

From nature-rich and secluded Caladesi Island State Park and Honeymoon Island State Park, to lively St. Pete Beach and serene Clearwater Beach, there’s a beach for every vibe. Relax on the shore, or head out on the Gulf of Mexico with watersports from jet skiing, kayaking, boating and paddle boarding.

Fun for Everyone

Whether you’re a couple seeking a cultural trip with trendy dining, nightlife and museum tours, or a fun-loving family excited for big thrills in the sunshine, St. Pete/Clearwater’s attractions are sure to fill your day. Explore the Salvador Dalí Museum in Downtown St. Pete and then hop along Central Avenue for back-to-back bars and restaurant options. Or, head to Clearwater Marine Aquarium to learn about the area’s marine life, then catch a ferry to Caladesi Island State Park, where you’ll see local wildlife in its natural habitat and explore the trails and uninhabited shore. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll find it in St. Pete/Clearwater.

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St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

City: Clearwater
Category: Visitor Services

Address
14501 Roosevelt Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33762

Phone: 727-453-7800

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Tampa International Airport

City: Tampa
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4100 George J. Bean Parkway
Tampa, FL 33607

Phone: 813-870-8700

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Clearwater Beach

City: Clearwater Beach
Category: Beaches

Address
10 Pier 60 Dr.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Phone: 888-799-3199

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St. Pete Beach

City: St. Pete Beach
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4700 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Phone: 727-582-2267
Toll Free: 727-464-3379

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Caladesi Island State Park

City: Dunedin
Category: Beaches

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1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698

Phone: 727-469-5918

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Honeymoon Island State Park

City: Dunedin
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1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698

Phone: 727-469-5942

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

City: Clearwater
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249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767

Phone: 727-441-1790

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