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ON THE MAP TO YOUR RIGHT - Note that Pinellas County is a peninsula surrounded by water on 3 sides. To the west and south is the Gulf of Mexico and to the east a body of water called Tampa Bay separating Pinellas County from Hillsborough County (Tampa)

3 bridges connect the 2 counties over the Tampa Bay waterway for fast access to Tampa International Airport & Downtown Tampa.

The most popular Beaches are located from Clearwater Beach to St Pete Beach.

From Clearwater Beach > all the way down to St Pete Beach, you can see a strip of land that runs the entire length. To the right is the Intracoastal waterway. The Intracoastal has 3 outlets for boaters to get to the Gulf. One in Clearwater at Sand Key, another at Johns Pass in Madeira Beach and one below St Pete Beach near Gulfport.

Many condo, townhome and villa properties on the Intracoastal have boat slips that are included in the sale or for rent or community use. A limited number of homes directly on the Gulf of Mexico have boat slips (Tierra Verde and New Port Richey).

Many single family homes, condos, townhomes and villas are directly on the white sandy Gulf beaches. Some are across the street with access to the Beach being a short walk across Gulf Blvd. The entire Pinellas peninsula is fully developed with all the amenities....like numerous shopping malls, theatres...restaurants etc. (See beach list below).

Look to the right side of the Pinellas map> The open water is called Tampa Bay.
Waterfront Real estate on that coast line has direct boating access to the Gulf of Mexico by going under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

Pasco County to the north has the most "bang for the buck" for waterfront homes.
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Quick Synopsis of some popular Pinellas County Beaches

Clearwater Beach - is the most popular of all the area’s many beaches. Clearwater Beach offers just about every water and beach activity imaginable. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Island Estates cares for and recuperates injured sea life. "Winter the Dolphin" was the subject of a movie called Dolphin Tale.

Sand Key Park - is a 90-acre county park featuring a white sandy beach rated among the top 20 beaches in the U.S. located just south of Clearwater Beach.

Maderia Beach -  is also home to "fish famous" John’s Pass. The John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk offers commercial and charter fishing as well as casino and sightseeing cruises. Fishing is popular from several public piers. Johns Pass is a social ground and nursery for bottlenose dolphins.

Treasure Island - is one of the widest beaches in the area. Located just south of famous Johns Pass. You'll There are three public boat ramps and a marina.

St. Pete Beach - is a barrier island near the southern tip of Pinellas County. Find a wide assortment of water sports including wave runners, scuba diving, fishing, parasailing and more.

Pass-A-Grille Beach
- the first established town on Florida’s West coast barrier islands and is a registered National Historic District. The area on the southern tip of St. Pete Beach has no condominiums or "high-rise" buildings.

Fort De Soto Park - consists of 900 unspoiled acres, seven miles of beaches, two fishing piers, biking and skating trails, picnic shelters and camping areas directly on the Gulf of Mexico. A fort built during the Spanish-American War is located on Mullet Key, the largest of the five islands Fort De Soto is rated one of the top ten best beaches in the United States in a national study.

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Here are three large barrier islands off the beaten path in Pinellas County that are only accessible by boat or ferry.

Honeymoon Island - this state park near Dunedin features sunbathing, shelling, swimming, fishing, picnic pavilions, bathhouses and a park concession building. The Caladesi Island ferry departs from Honeymoon Island. Like Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island is one of the state’s few undisturbed barrier islands. The Island also features two bird observation areas, a pet beach, two nature trails and one of the few remaining south Florida virgin slash pine stands. These large trees serve as important nesting sites for osprey. Honeymoon Island has more than 208 species of plants and a variety of shore birds, including several threatened and endangered species. The Island has a long history considering it is only 7,000 years old. Originally settled by members of the Tocobaga tribe of Native Americans, a wave of explorers, pirates, traders and fisherman came and went. Originally named Sand Island, a successful hog farm changed the island’s moniker to Hog Island in the 1880s. A hurricane in 1921 separated what is now Caladesi Island.

Caladesi Island - one of the few remaining large undeveloped barrier islands on Florida’s Gulf Coast near Dunedin. Caladesi is only accessible by boat. The island is ideal for swimming, shelling, fishing, picnics, skin and scuba diving and nature study. The park also has a three-mile nature trail winding through the island’s interior. The park is open daily. A ferry departs rom nearby Honeymoon Island. Docks are available on the island for private boats. A snack bar and shelters are also available

Egmont Key - this 440-acre island at the southernmost tip of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area is the home of the last government-manned lighthouse (built in 1858) in the United States. Now a wildlife refuge, Egmont Key was a camp for captured Seminole Indians during the Third Seminole war and was a Union Navy base during the Civil War. Several boats offer snorkeling excursions to this island which is accessible only by boat. Visitors can snorkel over grass beds and ruins of two gun batteries from the fort, or enjoy the unspoiled beach.

There are hundreds of other small to mid sized islands that are only accessible by boat.  Numerous boat rentals are available throughout the Tampa Bay Florida Area.  Contact us and answer all your questions and we'll run a full search and email you all Tampa Bay Waterfront Real Estate in your criteria. Click Here

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