Beachgoers will now have to pay more for parking in Clearwater, specifically Sand Key, officials said. 

  • Parking prices increase on Sand Key beach
  • Prices now $3 per hour
  • Park open from 8 a.m. to sunset
  • Price increase to help maintain safe environment

The Sand Key beach area, just north of the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, has transitioned to a pay to park location.

The parking rate is $3 per hour, and the park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset. 

They city will provide staff to assist guests and provide access control on the weekends and holidays. 

City officials said this will prevent vehicular overcrowding and will help maintain a safe environment.

Residents with questions can call the city of Clearwater's Parking System at 727-562-4892.