There’s no other place in the world (no, seriously) where you can find so many beloved white sand beaches in one place. St. Pete/Clearwater is the only destination in America with two beaches in the Top 10 of TripAdvisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards of the Top U.S. Beaches, which is based on millions of traveler reviews. There’s laid-back St. Pete Beach, which landed at No. 2 on the list, and bustling Clearwater Beach, which checked in at No. 8. And if that’s not enough, you’ll be able to find your happy place somewhere in our 35 miles of beaches.
If you want activities, resorts and colorful drinks with tiny umbrellas in them, Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach have you covered. This is where families and mingling singles alike can fly over the water in a parasail, build a ginormous sand castle, or dig in and play beach volleyball—just like in the movies.
If weathered beach bars and an Old Florida vibe are more your speed, you can hang out in Treasure Island or Pass-a-Grille. For active families, Fort De Soto can’t be beat – with it’s gorgeous beaches along with playgrounds, picnic areas, camping, watersports and even a historic fort.
But if you’re craving an escape from reality, there’s no place quite like Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands, especially during a weekday. These are completely undeveloped beaches that are guaranteed to bring out your inner bliss. So ditch work for a while and lose yourself on one of these fantastic beaches.