Current Beach Conditions

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Thinking about spending a day at the beach? Here's what you need to know.

Sun and fun is generally the order of the day along our 35 miles of white sandy shores. But occasionally, weather or other concerns may mean you'll want to check beach conditions throughout St. Pete/Clearwater to decide where to go. You can access information on our beaches by interacting with the map below. 

Know Before You Go: Guide to the Beach Flag System

Different colored flags are found on public beaches throughout St. Pete/Clearwater. When you head to sunbathe on the beach you picked from the map above, you might spot a flag on display. Check out what each flag color means below.

  • Green Flag: Grab the sunscreen, you’re good to go! Conditions are calm and normal.
  • Yellow Flag: Surf’s up! Visitors (especially those with small children or poor swimmers) should use caution.
  • Purple Flag: It’s an ocean, after all. Potentially dangerous marine life (such as jellyfish and stingrays) or conditions are present.
  • Red Flag: High surf or strong currents are present, and visitors should stay out of the water.
  • Double Red Flag: The beach is closed due to conditions such as high surf, rip currents or other factors.

Current Beach Cams

Check out our live beach cams to see current conditions yourself.

Fred Howard Park

Fred Howard Park

You’re provided access to the Gulf of Mexico by a 1-mile long causeway. The white sandy beach is a popular area for swimming and sunsets in north county. Fun fact: dolphins, and occasionally, manatees, can often be seen in the area.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 59.33°
Wind Direction & Speed: 10.58mph 23° N
Swell Information: Not Available
UV Levels: 4

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

Caladesi Island

Caladesi Island

One of the few untouched islands along the Gulf Coast, Caladesi Island is accessible only by boat but is worth the extra effort. It is located across St. Joseph Sound and boasts an unforgettable experience.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 61.37°
Wind Direction & Speed: 10.89mph 19° NW
Swell Information: Not Available
UV Levels: 4
Nearby beaches
Clearwater Beach 3 miles

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island

The white sand and diverse trails of Honeymoon Island State Park make this barrier island across St. Joseph’s Sound the perfect retreat.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 60.71°
Wind Direction & Speed: 11.22mph 20° NW
Swell Information: Not Available
UV Levels: 4

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach

Known for its stretch of white sugar sands, Clearwater Beach welcomes visitors year-round for both relaxation and adrenaline-pumping water activities.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 60.96°
Wind Direction & Speed: 20mph 18° NNW
Swell Information: 5ft at 6s
UV Levels: 4
Nearby beaches
Caladesi Island 2 miles
Belleair Beach 1 miles

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

Belleair Beach

Belleair Beach

Calm warm waters draw visitors to witness sunsets right over the water at Belleair Beach. Plus, it's great for laying out, hanging out, swimming or even for hunting seashells.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 61.1°
Wind Direction & Speed: 11.42mph 16° NW
Swell Information: Not Available
UV Levels: 4
Nearby beaches
Sand Key 3 miles

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

Sand Key

Sand Key

Sand Key Park has all the amenities needed like beach cabanas, bathhouses, a dog park and playground for a great family outing with a multi-million dollar view.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 62.04°
Wind Direction & Speed: 11.53mph 16° NW
Swell Information: Not Available
UV Levels: 4
Nearby beaches
Belleair Beach 3 miles

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

Indian Shores

Indian Shores

Bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway on the east and the Gulf of Mexico on the west, Indian Shores welcomes families with many fun things to do.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 61.52°
Wind Direction & Speed: 20mph 15° NNW
Swell Information: 2.5ft at 7s
UV Levels: 4

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

North Redington/Redington Beach

North Redington/Redington Beach

You’ll find white sands, abundant water activities, shelling and plenty of wildlife at North Redington/Redington Beach.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 62.42°
Wind Direction & Speed: 20mph 13° NNW
Swell Information: 1.4ft at 7s
UV Levels: 4
Nearby beaches
Madeira Beach 1 miles

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

Madeira Beach

Madeira Beach

Beyond beach bumming and swimming in the emerald-turquoise waters, Madeira Beach, is best known for the sea-themed John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 62.76°
Wind Direction & Speed: 20mph 14° NNW
Swell Information: 1.4ft at 7s
UV Levels: 4
Nearby beaches
North Redington/Redington Beach 1 miles
Treasure Island 3 miles

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Situated on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, Treasure Island boasts three miles of sandy beaches ideal for swimming, shelling, sunbathing, snorkeling, parasailing and more.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 63.12°
Wind Direction & Speed: 20mph 13° NNW
Swell Information: 2.5ft at 7s
UV Levels: 4
Nearby beaches
Madeira Beach 3 miles
St. Pete Beach 2 miles

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach

Gorgeous and laid-back St. Pete Beach is the perfect destination for a beach bum or attraction seeker.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 63.04°
Wind Direction & Speed: 16mph 12° NNW
Swell Information: 1.2ft at 2s
UV Levels: 4
Nearby beaches
Treasure Island 2.5 miles
Pass-A-Grille 3.5 miles

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

Pass-A-Grille

Pass-A-Grille

Discover four miles of public Gulf Coast beaches in Pass-A-Grille to go shelling, snorkeling or enjoy gentle sea breezes as wild dolphins play.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 62.72°
Wind Direction & Speed: 16mph 12° NNW
Swell Information: 1.2ft at 2s
UV Levels: 4
Nearby beaches
St. Pete Beach 3.5 miles
Shell Key, Fort De Soto & Egmont Key 1 miles

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

Shell Key, Fort De Soto & Egmont Key

Shell Key, Fort De Soto & Egmont Key

Beautiful Fort De Soto Park covers five islands and more than 1,000 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Take the ferry from Fort De Soto to Shell Key or Egmont for a slice of paradise.

Beach Condition Data
Air Temperature: 62.15°
Wind Direction & Speed: 12.31mph 14° NW
Swell Information: Not Available
UV Levels: 4
Nearby beaches
Pass-A-Grille 1 miles

Reported on 11/16/2019 11:49am

Unforgettable Beach Experiences

Beach, Bay & River Kayaking

Beach, Bay & River Kayaking

Clear waters, wonderful natural beauty and… what are you waiting for? Grab a kayak and chart your course for the ultimate on-the-water experience. Discover the exotic mangrove trails of Caladesi Island, cruise the coastline along our beaches, lose yourself for the day in the intracoastal waterways or cast a line closer to the fish.

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Camp Paradise

Camp Paradise

The beach camping scene here is pure paradise. One beach to get your fire going is Anclote Key Preserve, a barrier island brimming with tropical beauty you have to see to believe. Its 400 acres of sandy beaches, 43 species of birds and an 1887 lighthouse beckon exploration and, even better, an overnight stay under the stars. 

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Explore the Beaches at Night

Explore the Beaches at Night

We’re known for sunshiney days and stunning white sand beaches, but what happens when the sun goes down? The star-filled sky comes out and we turn on the lights! Dive into the world of Beach By Night, featuring “light painting,” a long-exposure photography technique, and you’ll never see our beaches the same again.

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