Woman in wheelchair on Mob-Mat on the beach

Gulfport Beach is one of Beth Stombaugh's favorite spots, thanks to its Mobi Mat and other accessibility features.

Accessibility Guide to St. Pete/Clearwater

Known for its award-winning beaches, St. Pete/Clearwater also boasts wildlife-rich parks, amazing museums, flourishing botanical gardens and a captivating aquarium. Read these accessibility guides to see how the destination welcomes all visitors, including those who have mobility challenges.


Expert Insights

These accessibility guides came together with the help of Beth Stombaugh, pictured above, who has used a manual wheelchair all her life. In late 2022 and early 2023, Beth visited beaches, parks, museums and other attractions in St. Pete/Clearwater to gather firsthand insights on their accessibility. When she isn’t advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, this resident of Gulfport, Florida, enjoys taking photos of wildlife in local parks and singing in St. Pete's One City Chorus. Before retiring, Beth was a special education teacher in Ohio for 24 years.

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Wheelchair Access at Area Beaches

two women in white t-shirts and jeans accommodate two young girls in wheelchairs on a beach access mat in Indian Rock Beach, blue umbrellas are in front of them on the sand

Indian Rocks Beach offers a Mobi-Mat about halfway to the water.

Between beach wheelchairs available for use and Mobi Mats that extend toward the water, many St. Pete/Clearwater beaches are accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs.

Hit the Beach
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Accessible Local Parks

A wooden boardwalk with a few people walking through Boca Ciega Millennium Park

The boardwalk in Boca Ciega Millennium Park provides easy access to wildlife viewing.

Parks in St. Pete/Clearwater range from urban oases to natural expanses, with paved trails and raised boardwalks providing access to these gems.

Explore a Park
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Accessibility at Museums

A view of the unique architecture of the Dali Museum at sunset.

A Surreal Twist

The Dali Museum in St. Pete's Waterfront Museum District welcomes more than 400,000 visitors each year.

From fine art to compelling history and art glass, St. Pete/Clearwater’s museums are so captivating that you’ll want to explore them all. 

Discover a Museum
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Accessible Local Attractions

St. Pete pier aerial

Right downtown, the popular St. Pete Pier has a variety of dining, public art, greenspaces and a beach.

Discover the awesome St. Pete Pier, lush botanical gardens, a charming fishing village and a wild bird sanctuary, among other attractions. 

Find an Attraction