SPRING BREAK 2019 INFORMATION
Welcome to America's #1 Beach
PSTA Park 'N Ride Program:
Park in a free parking lot in downtown Clearwater and ride the trolley to the beach for free. Trolley service departs every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Return service to downtown Clearwater from the beach boards at the Clearwater Beach Marina. This service runs through April 30. Visit PSTA.net/SpringBreak for more information.
Park for free downtown, purchase a one-way ferry pass for $4, ride the ferry to the Clearwater Beach Marina. To return to downtown, board at the Clearwater Beach Marina. The Clearwater Ferry will be running extra boats during March and April to accommodate the large number of passengers. Visit ClearwaterFerry.com or call 727-755-0297 for more information.
Other Traveling Tips:
• Parkmobile - Don't want to run back and forth between the parking meter and the beach? Download Parkmobile, an app you can use to pay for parking on your mobile device versus refilling a meter.
• North Beach Parking Plaza - Located at 490 Poinsettia Ave., the North Beach Parking Plaza is the newest parking garage on Clearwater Beach with rates of $3 per hour or $30 for the day. It is also one of the few garages that allows for overnight parking.
• Sand Key Parking Lot - Located at 1060 Gulf Blvd, this lot charges a daily parking fee of $5 per day. You can walk over the Sand Key Bridge to Clearwater Beach from here or take a PSTA Trolley or use a ride-sharing app.
Tips While Visiting Clearwater Beach:
• NO Alcohol - Just a reminder that Clearwater Beach is a family-friendly beach and there is no alcohol allowed on the beach unless it's in designated areas. Fines for alcohol violations range from $118 to possible jail time.
• Don't Leave Valuables Unattended - When visiting the beach be sure to keep a close eye on all your valuables. When entering the water, do not leave your valuables unattended on a beach towel, chair, etc. This makes it easier for thieves to steal your belongings. Lock your valuables up or keep them with you at all times.
• Obey Posted Signs/Flags and Lifeguards - Please pay close attention to what color flags lifeguards are flying each day, and obey any posted signs or messages. Lifeguards are there to keep you and your family safe.
- Double Red Flag - Water is closed to the public
- Red Flag - High Hazard - High surf and/or strong currents
- Yellow Flag - Medium Hazard - Moderate surf and/or currents
- Green Flag - Low Hazard - Calm conditions, exercise caution
- Purple Flag - Dangerous Marine Life - Be cautious of marine life (stingrays)
• ALWAYS Use Crosswalks - Please, when walking around to visit the many great places on Clearwater Beach, always use designated crosswalks. Crossing in non-designated areas can be dangerous. Many drivers are new to the area and may not always be paying attention. Crosswalks are clearly marked and lit to warn drivers of pedestrians and to keep people safe as they make their way around the beach.