Tampa Bay Beaches are Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area cities, towns and communities with waterfront property on the Gulf of Mexico. Such locales include Bradenton Beach, Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg Beach, Tarpon Springs, Venice and Siesta Key.
Bradenton Beach features 20 miles of beaches that run along the Gulf of Mexico and into Tampa Bay. Clearwater Beach is the resort area of Clearwater and features 2.5 miles of Gulffront white sand beaches. St. Petersburg Beach, now called St. Pete Beach, occupies Long Key barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico. Tarpon Spring features beaches which are known for beautiful sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico. Venice is called the Shark's Tooth Capital of the World and the location of the annual Shark's Tooth Festival. Siesta Key, in Sarasota County, is a barrier island that separates Sarasota Bay from the Gulf of Mexico. It is known for sandy beaches that include Siesta Beach and Turtle Beach.