Panoramic view of St. Pete skyline during colorful sunset from the St. Pete Pier

Sunset paints the St. Pete skyline, as seen from the St. Pete Pier.

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Our Communities

From laid-back beach towns on the Gulf of Mexico to artsy-hip cities, St. Pete-Clearwater in the Tampa Bay area is filled with vibrant communities, each with its own personality. 


Enjoy the sunshine on one of America’s Best Beaches; visit Florida’s oldest microbrewery in Dunedin; eat delicious Greek food in Tarpon Springs and visit world-class museums and the St. Pete Pier in downtown St. Pete. Whatever your traveling style, you’ll find something to discover at every turn.

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St. Pete-Clearwater Map

Get the lay of the land with this interactive map showcasing our brilliant beaches and artsy communities. Click or tap on the map to find your next adventure in St. Pete-Clearwater

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Map of St. Pete/Clearwater area

Oh, the Places We'll Go!

Have you visited St. Pete-Clearwater before? If so, you're already a fan. But what you may not realize is that our destination covers a LOT of ground - literally. Check out the list of Tampa Bay communities below to discover can't-miss places you'll want to include in your next sunny getaway.

Clearwater Beach

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Voted America’s No. 1 Beach in 2019, 2018 and 2016, Clearwater Beach is famous for its gorgeous, wide stretches of sugar-white sand lined with resorts ranging from opulent to budget-friendly. Plenty of restaurants and shops are at hand, along with all the watersports and beach activities you could ever want. A must-do? Joining the nightly sunset celebration at Pier 60, complete with live music and buskers.

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St. Pete

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Friendly, hip St. Pete is packed with world-class museums and galleries, shaded bayfront parks and colorful neighborhoods including the Grand Central District, which hosts a huge Pride celebration. Check out the St. Pete Pier, meander along Central Ave. to explore indie shops and cafes, and be amazed by glasswork at the Chihuly Collection.

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St. Pete Beach

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St. Pete Beach is easy to find. Just look for the landmark Don CeSar, a luxury resort known locally as the “Pink Palace.” The beach is equally legendary – come see for yourself why it was voted Tripadvisor’s No. 1 Beach in 2021. Rent Jet Skis, join a fishing charter or take a dolphin-watching or sunset cruise in this popular watersports hub.

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Treasure Island

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Discover the wide, white-sand beach of Treasure Island, which is lined with small hotels, vacation rentals and restaurants. Enjoy a swim in warm, Gulf waters, fly a kite or check out the Sunday drum circle.

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Madeira Beach

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Beach-themed John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk is the centerpiece of “Mad Beach.” Shop and dine in the multilevel complex on the Intracoastal Waterway, or head out for a brunch or dinner cruise on the triple-decker Calypso Breeze. Walk the town’s two-mile beach early in the morning to have your pick of seashells. If you’re visiting in January, don’t miss the popular John’s Pass Seafood Festival.

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Indian Shores & Indian Rocks Beach

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Mom & pop shops, small motels and vacation rentals abound along three miles of gently sloping beach. Play mini golf or float down a lazy river while the kids have a blast at Splash Harbour Water Park.

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Tarpon Springs

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Greek flags fly everywhere in Tarpon Springs, painting this Hellenic-flavored town blue and white. Wander along the working waterfront on the Anclote River and take a boat ride to learn about the town’s historic sponge-diving trade. Afterward, enjoy a traditional Greek or a delicious Greek pastry in one of many excellent restaurants.

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Craft beer aficionados will find plenty to sample in this walkable town north of Clearwater. Start at the Dunedin Brewery, Florida’s oldest microbrewery, then browse Main Street’s boutiques. Rent a bike to explore the Pinellas Trail, stopping for lunch and ice cream along the way. At Honeymoon Island State Park, hike through a pine forest and enjoy a beautiful beach, or hop a ferry to Caladesi Island’s quiet sands.

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Pass-A-Grille Beach

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This sleepy community south of St. Pete Beach isn’t on the way to anywhere, and that’s a fine thing. Admire historic cottages, stroll along 8th Avenue from the Gulf beaches to the bayside and embark on a shelling tour to nearby Shell Key. Make your way to the Hurricane Seafood Restaurant to toast the sunset from the rooftop bar – it’s a time-honored tradition.

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Bohemian, artsy, quirky – all these words describe charming Gulfport, set on Boca Ciega Bay. Shop for one-of-a-kind goods in colorfully decorated cottages. Hit up the Gulfport Beach Bazaar for antiques, items made by local artists and “Keep Gulfport Weird” T-shirts. Mingle with locals during weekly dances at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom and at Tuesday Fresh Markets on Beach Boulevard.

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