What are the Best Family Beaches Near Tampa, Florida?

Tampa is absolutely surrounded by beautiful fine-sand beaches and clean water the whole family will love.

Read on for some ideas to help you find the best Tampa-area beach for your family (or try them all!).

Fort De Soto offers a balance of secluded, relaxing beaches but with the convenience of facilities such as clean restrooms and picnic tables. 

Fort De Soto North Beach

Caladesi has a stunning beach with beautiful, clear water and a quiet vibe. There is a small concession stand as well.

Caladesi Island State Park

Clearwater Beach

Clearwater is fun for everyone, so that means everyone wants to go! Parking can be tricky and the beach will be busy. Go early to avoid crowds. 

Picnic Island Park, Tampa 

The beach has the white sand and blue water of Clearwater Beach, along with a playground, pet beach, picnic areas, and disc golf. 

South of St. Pete’s is Pass-A-Grille, a wide stretch of white sand that promises fewer crowds than the busier beaches to the north. 

Pass-A-Grille Beach

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