About Sand Key Park

Clearwater Beach, Florida

The beach at Sand Key Park is open to the public for day use. It’s a barrier island, separated from Clearwater Beach by the Clearwater Pass, and occupies 95 acres of the northern end of Sand Key. The park offers two picnic shelters, a playground, restroom facilities and a dog park. Grills, picnic tables and water fountains are also available.

Beach weddings and parties

Sand Key’s wide, expansive beach is the perfect setting for a beach wedding, vow renewal, reception or party. The Bon Appetit Group, in business for 45 years in the Clearwater area, operates restaurants and beach concessions and is the only licensed caterer for Sand Key. We are permitted to keep the beach open for your party after the park closes so you can enjoy a private event. We will handle all aspects of your event and provide complete party, wedding planning and ceremony services.

  • Ready to start planning? Our venue coordinators look forward to meeting you and are excited to help – Contact Us today!
  • Please note that Pinellas County requires a permit to hold a special event on the beach. Applications must be submitted a minimum (30) working days in advance of the event.
  • Daily parking fee is $5 per car. Beach wheelchairs are available at no charge, but must be requested in advance.

Park Hours

8:00 AM – Sunset for daily beachgoers (7 days a week, weather permitting)

Open after hours (until 11 pm) for wedding and party guests when events are handled by Bon Appetit Group, doing business as Sand Key Beach Services.

Weddings and Parties

Imagine a wedding with your toes in the sand, the wind at your back and the most beautiful backdrop nature can provide. We can make your dream a reality.

Area Info

We’re a short drive from Tampa or St. Pete/Clearwater airports and easily accessible by car.


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