Beach Parking

Helpful Hints for Beach Parking

  • It's best to get to your parking spot early.
  • For parking at Clearwater Beach, all city metered parking lots and on-street spaces are enforced every day with varying hours.
  • Each parking meter lists the correct hours of enforcement and parking rates.
  • Beach visitors can pay for parking using the pay-by-plate parking kiosks. Paying with ParkMobile makes paying for parking easier.

Beach, parking, map

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NOTES:

  • Does not include handicap information
  • Information subject to change

North Beach Parking Plaza

As of May 6, 2022, the North Beach Parking Plaza is privately owned, and the new owners control the rates.

Beach visitors can continue to park in the North Beach Parking Plaza, which is located at 490 Poinsettia Ave. in Clearwater. 

In June 2021, the Clearwater City Council declared the city’s stake in the North Beach Parking Plaza to be surplus, for the purpose of sale. This property was then advertised for sale by public bid and awarded to the highest bidder. Legal challenges were raised that delayed the closing, but once these were resolved, the sale was finalized May 6, 2022.

The difficult decision to sell was discussed at public meetings, where it was determined that the high operating expenses, compared to the low revenue the city received from our spaces, was not financially sustainable.  The city wishes the new owners the best of luck with the continued operation of the North Beach Parking Plaza.

Parking sign with an arrow pointing towards a pink parking garage

Lot 30 (Municipal Marina)

Lot No: 30

Location: 25 Causeway Boulevard

Meter Rate: $.50 per 1/2 hour; permit rates vary

Time Limit: 1/2 hour or code required from merchant to purchase time longer than 30 minutes.

Spaces: 346

Hours of Operation and Additional Info: Parking for marina activities only from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. No charge after 11 p.m. Acceptable payments include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Lot 31 (Pier 60)

Lot No: 32

Location: 420 S. Gulfview Blvd.

Meter Rate: $3 per hour

Time Limit: unlimited

Spaces: 65

Hours of Operation and Additional Info: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Closed after hours.

Lot 32

Lot No: 32

Location: 420 S. Gulfview Blvd.

Meter Rate: $3 per hour

Time Limit: unlimited

Spaces: 65

Hours of Operation and Additional Info: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Closed after hours.

Lot 34

Lot No: 35

Location: 461 Mandalay Ave.

Meter Rate: $3 per hour

Time Limit: unlimited

Spaces: 25

Hours of Operation and Additional Info: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. No charge after hours.

Lot 35

Lot No: 35

Location: 461 Mandalay Ave.

Meter Rate: $3 per hour

Time Limit: unlimited

Spaces: 25

Hours of Operation and Additional Info: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. No charge after hours.

Lot 36

Lot No: 36

Location: 4 Rockaway St.

Meter Rate: $3 per hour

Time Limit: unlimited

Spaces: 36

Hours of Operation and Additional Info: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Closed after hours.

Lot 37 (Avalon - Kendall)

Lot No: 37

Location: 6 Avalon St.

Meter Rate: $3 per hour

Time Limit: unlimited

Spaces: 53

Hours of Operation and Additional Info: 6 a.m.- 11 p.m. No charge after hours.

Lot 38 (Family Aquatic & Recreation Center)

Lot No: 38

Location: 51 Bay Esplanade

Meter Rate: $3 per hour

Time Limit: unlimited

Spaces: 79

Hours of Operation and Additional Info: Mon. - Sat.: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sun.: 12:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. No charge after hours.

Lot 39 (Mckay Field)

Lot No: 39

Location: 605 Mandalay Ave.

Meter Rate: $3 per hour

Time Limit: unlimited

Spaces: 17

Hours of Operation and Additional Info: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. No charge after hours.

Lot 43 (Gateway)

Lot No: 43

Location: 390 & 391 East Shore Dr.

Meter Rate: $3 per hour

Time Limit: unlimited

Spaces: 41

Hours of Operation and Additional Info: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. No charge after hours.

On-Street Parking

Meter Rate: $3.50 per hour

Limit: 5-hour limit

Spaces: 389

Hours of Operation and Additional Info: Varies

Oversize and Bus Parking Options

  • Mandalay Ave (East side between Rockaway and Bay Esplanade)
    4 metered spaces signed “Vehicles 24’ to 50’ Only”
    Enforced from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily (5 hour time limit). No charge all other times.
    Rate: $3.50 per hour daily
    Posted “No Overnight Parking”
  • Juanita Way (between Mandalay Ave and Poinsettia Ave.)
    3 metered spaces signed “Vehicles 24’ to 50’ Only”
    Enforced from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily (5 hour time limit). No charge all other times.
    Rate: $3.50 per hour daily

You cannot stop, park or leave your vehicle standing for a period longer than 72 hours without making arrangements in advance with the parking division (per ordinance Sec. 30.096). Call (727) 562-4704 to make arrangements.

No public parking north of the Acacia Roundabout. Strictly Enforced.

Purchase a Parking Permit

There are several types of parking permits available to meet your needs. Check them out, and see which parking permit is best for you.