You don’t have to get stuck in beach traffic. Whether you’re down for the day or hanging out for the week, there’s no need to get in the car to move up or down the beach. There are multiple forms of transportation on St. Pete/Clearwater Beach. Here are some of your best options.
Daily bike/scooter rentals are available. Great way to experience the beach.
“Free” beach shuttle
Rides are free to anywhere on the beach; drivers rely on tips. Cheap, drivers know the area. Doesn’t run after midnight.
From the South end of Pass-A-Grille and cover all of St Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Johns Pass, Madeira Beach and South Redington Beach. Also travels across the Tom Stuart causeway to accommodate Courtyard Marriott Madeira Beach. See more
Take a Trolley
Ride the Suncoast Beach Trolley and explore area beaches, restaurants and local attractions the easy way–without worrying about directions or parking. Tour the Gulf Beaches stretching from Clearwater Beach south to Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Redington Shores, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, St. Pete Beach and Pass-a-Grille. Offered by Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. Cheap, worry-free, and yay! Public transit. Buses run every half hour or so from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm. See more
Take the Jolley Trolley along Clearwater Beach or surrounding towns. Runs 7 days a week 10:00 am to midnight. See more
BATS Taxi is headquartered on the beach, and plenty of other cabs are around. Drivers know the area, service is prompt. High demand times make it a little more time consuming to locate.
If you have the app on your phone, there are likely drivers around to take you up and down the beach. Probably your quickest bet. Note that your driver may not know the area well and might get stuck in the very traffic you’re trying to avoid.
Maybe try out the Clearwater Ferry serving Clearwater Beach, Downtown Clearwater, Island Estates, Caladesi Island and Dunedin. Regular operating hours are Monday – Saturday 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. See more