St. Pete Beach / Pass-A-Grille:
Pass-a Grille beach is a beautiful long strip of powder white sand that has ample parking (metered) and can accommodate anything from a small wedding of two to a party of 50 or more. There are a couple of restaurants directly across the street that can accommodate a small reception. This can be a wonderful feature because it’s very nice to be able to just walk over to an air-conditioned spot for dinner with a few friends after your ceremony.
Sand Key Park: 1060 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
Sand Key Park Beach is a wide spread beach that can accommodate very large weddings. It has additional photograph locations along the rock jetty, ample parking (metered) with easy access to the beach as well as Restrooms and Picnic Pavilions that can be rented. Click here for availability and pricing for Pavilions. Sand Key Park does require a permit, the cost is $150. Click here to download the Special Event Permit Application. The biggest bonus feature at Sand Key is the parking. If you are having guests it’s nice to have a large lot for cars right near your wedding spot.
Sunset Beach: 8000 West Gulf Blvd, Sunset Beach, FL
Located in Treasure Island, Sunset Beach boasts a boardwalk, rock jetty, white sand, and a Pavilion that can be rented for a reception just off the beach. For information on renting the Sunset Beach Pavilion click here. There is a large parking lot with metered parking with easy access to the beach. Sunset Beach is in the middle of a residential area so there are no large hotel chains or restaurants just off the beach. It is ideal for a more private wedding. Many Tampa Bay Wedding Photographers claim that Sunset Beach is the best photography beach in the Tampa Bay area.