Pinellas County beaches are among the best beaches in Florida even though they stretch along the coast of an intensely populated urban area.
Even though the population of Pinellas County in 2020 is estimated at 976,934, you can still find and visit these quiet beaches and enjoy what nature has to offer.
The long stretch of beaches in Pinellas County begins in the north with Caladesi Island State Park and extends south for more than 25 miles to the tip of the barrier island at Pass-A-Grille channel just south of St. Petersburg Beach. The main highway along this stretch from Indian Rocks Beach is State Road 699, known locally as Gulf Boulevard. In recent years the beaches of Pinellas County have been recognized by all kinds of authoritative sources as among the best in the world. Among many interesting features along SR-699 is Johns Pass Bridge at Madeira Beach. Johns Pass Village on the north shore of the pass is a shopping and dining destination and a focal point for the dozens of motels and hotels on the ocean north and south of the inlet.