Sand Key Beach

Sand Key Park was opened to the public August 1984.

This park has two distinct areas—a beach and a park. In the park proper are two picnic shelters with grills, a playground, and a restroom. A dog park was added in 2003. Grills, picnic tables, and water fountains are but a few amenities. The beach area boasts cabana rentals, 2 beach wheel-chairs, 9 outdoor shower towers to rinse beach sand off, and two bath houses with separate changing stalls and restrooms. A lifeguard is on duty 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily on a seasonal basis from March to September for swimmers enjoying the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
[Pls note: there are no boat/canoe/jet ski launch facilities in this park]



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Sand Key Park houses the base of operations for the artificial reef program, an interdepartmental cooperation program to build a reef in the Gulf. Sand Key Park’s natural communities include a beach where sea turtles annually deposit eggs. The nearby Clearwater Aquarium takes responsibility for these nests and keeps statistics. In July 2002, the media chronicled 84 hatchlings from a rare Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle making their way to the Gulf of Mexico. A salt marsh with viewing benches further enhances the park, where heron, roseate spoonbill, great horned owl, anhinga, and common moorhen nest and feed. The park has nine boardwalks leading to the beach, also perfect for the stunning beach sunset weddings performed each year.

 


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1060 Gulf Blvd.,
Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone 727.588.4852
Fax: 727.588.4854


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