Belleair Beach Florida Hotels

Before getting into the best Belleair Beach Florida Hotels, let’s learn a little about why Belleair Beach is a great beach destination for a vacation. Belleair Beach is two miles long and borders Clearwater and Sand Key Park on the North and Indian Rocks Beach on the South.

The City of Belleair Beach is an upscale residential community with a relaxed peaceful atmosphere. Beach residents are proud to have preserved one of the last strictly residential beach neighborhoods in Pinellas County.

Belleair Beach has many park facilities, including 4500 feet of beach with four beach access ways and three resident-only beach parking areas, eleven public parks including Morgan Beach Park, the Causeway beach area, two tennis courts, and a municipal Marina. You can visit all of the area St. Petersburg & Clearwater Beaches here.

Belleair Beach Florida Weather – When to Visit

The best time to visit Belleair Beach is between October and December. During these months, you’ll find low humidity, fewer tourists and many holiday events to experience. However, October and November technically fall within the Atlantic hurricane season, and even though they are not peak hurricane months, you should be aware of the possibility of a storm developing. July, August and September’s frequent rainstorms and January, February and March’s high volume of snowbirds (retirees and part-time residents from the northern U.S.) make summer and winter two seasons to avoid. If viewing wildlife is your main objective, consider visiting in April, May or June when migratory birds, stingrays and sea turtles are commonly spotted. While the area is different every season, Belleair Beach benefits from warm weather year-round.

Best Belleair Beach Area Beaches

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Belleair Beach

This quiet, laid back beach is home to many sea turtle and sea bird nesting sites scattered about the shore. Why visit Belleair Beach? No crowds, no active sports, just peace and quiet. The ultimate beach destination if you want to pretend to be a millionaire for a day.

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Indian Rocks Beach

Indian Rocks Beach offers nearly three miles of beautiful and accessible beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. People come from all over the world to visit Indian Rocks Beach for the beaches and to watch the beautiful sunsets. There are 27 beach access points along Gulf Boulevard. There are also plenty of restaurants and quaint shops.

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Sand Key Beach

Sand Key Beach is a pristine, peaceful paradise among the hustle and bustle of Clearwater Beach. It’s the perfect place to get away without going away. Its the best of both worlds with a beautiful white-sand beach and dog friendly park at the same locale.

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Morgan Beach Park

Located at at the intersection of Morgan Drive and Gulf Blvd. this beach access park is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico and has a pavilion, parking and restroom facilities.

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One Tree Island Beach

One Tree Island is a tiny island with just one tree only accessible by boat on the inter-coastal east of Sand Key and near Clearwater Beach area. There is organized parties every couple months with no cover, several live DJ’s, volleyball, corn-hole, music, dancing and a fun crowd!

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Best Belleair Beach Area Tours & Activities

Sea Screamer Dolphin Tour Boat Ride Ticket

This is the largest speedboat in the world, situated on one of the best beaches in the USA! Don’t miss out on taking a thrilling boat ride through the intracoastal waterway and into the Gulf of Mexico. Look for the wild dolphins, see the awesome views, feel the wind through your hair and take lots of photos. Learn more about the Sea Screamer Dolphin Tour Boat Ride.

Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

Embark on a scenic journey to find bottlenose dolphins on this dolphin-watching cruise near Clearwater in Florida. From Clearwater Bay to the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy the incredible views along the Intracoastal Waterway. See and hear about the celebrity mansions on the coast, and listen as the captain shares interesting facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast region. Learn more about the Clearwater Dolphin Watching Tour.

Calypso Queen Tropical Party Buffet Cruise

Take a daytime or evening cruise around Clearwater, Florida aboard the Calypso Queen. A lunch or dinner buffet, as well as an open bar featuring rum punch, wine, and beer, is included. The evening cruise includes a DJ and dancing. Learn more about the Calypso Queen Tropical Party Buffet Cruise.

Sunset Cruise from Clearwater Beach

Watch as day turns into night off the coast of Florida on this sunset cruise from Clearwater. Enjoy the scenery and peaceful calm of a late-afternoon cruise on board a double-decker catamaran vessel with plenty of space to stretch out and soak up the breathtaking view. Watch a beautiful Florida sunset as the sun glows and gently settles into the Gulf of Mexico. Toast the new evening with a glass of Champagne. Learn more about the Sunset Cruise from Clearwater Beach.

Tiki Boat Cruise – Clearwater Beach

This one-of-a-kind floating Tiki Bars is the newest and best way to experience the water. These tiki boats are a lot of fun and should be on everyone’s bucket list! Take in views of Clearwater Beach from the Gulf of Mexico and admire the many stunning homes and boats which line the harbor, all while sipping your favorite drink. The tours offer up-close encounters with dolphins, manatees and other wildlife. Learn more about the Tiki Boat Cruise – Clearwater Beach.

Best Belleair Beach Florida Restaurants

Maggie Mae’s On The Bluff $11 – 30

Have an iconic breakfast and lunch near Clearwater Beach. This is a great place to get a great breakfast and lunch on the waterfront. After sixteen years and thousands of positive reviews by guests all over the world, you’ll agree! Menu Telephone: 727-724-4243 Web: Maggie Mae’s on the Bluff

18 On The Rocks $11 – 30

American grill featuring a seafood-focused menu & live music in a sunny, upbeat space with a patio. Menu Telephone: 797-596-5633 Web: 18 On The Rocks

Keegan’s Seafood Grill $11 – 30

Keegan’s has been an Indian Rocks Beach tradition, and a favorite of the locals since 1985, committed to serving the freshest local products available at a reasonable price. We are a casual family-friendly restaurant a short walk from the beach. Menu Telephone: 727-596-2477 Web: Keegan’s Seafood Grill

Guppy’s On The Beach $11 – 30

Guppy’s on the Beach brings together bold Florida Gulf flavors, coastal ingredients, with a great waterside restaurant. Experience the dynamic energy, local ingredients, and natural beauty of the Florida Gulf Coast that defines what living in Indian Rocks Beach is all about. Menu Telephone: 727-593-2032 Web: Guppy’s On The Beach

Crabby Bill’s $11 – 30

Best seafood in Indian Rocks Beach. The menu includes locally caught or Florida seafood, meat, and other products as often as they are available. They support local and are very proud of bringing you the good stuff. Menu Telephone: 727-595-4825 Web: Crabby Bill’s

Best Belleair Beach Florida Nightlife

18 On The Rocks

2405 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 Telephone: 727-596-5633 Web: 18 on the Rocks

Bonefish Grill

2939 W Bay Dr, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770 Telephone: 727-518-1230 Web: Bonefish Grill

Guppy’s On The Beach

1701 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 Telephone: 727-593-2032 Web: Guppy’s On The Beach

PJ’s Oyster Bar

415 2nd St, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 Telephone: 727-596-5898 Web: PJ’s Oyster Bar

Mahuffer’s

19201 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785 Telephone: 727-596-0226 Web: Mahuffer’s

Best Belleair Beach Florida Hotels

26 Comments

  1. Stella

    I enjoy birdwatching and other wildlife too, so this would be a nice area to visit at the right time of year for those activities. My sister is a frequent snowbird in that region, but I’m never interested in spending time with crowds of people just socializing. I’ll stick to where I can view the birds and dolphins, etc. I’m not a fan of too much heat, so April might be the best time to see birds and enjoy the outdoor life of Belleair Beach and Florida. It’s very different from the cooler climate where I live. I’d probably get to see some birds native to that part of Florida that I normally wouldn’t encounter.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      April would be the perfect time for you!  I think once you went, you’ll be hooked 🙂  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  2. Sammy Allen

    I used to have some good friends who lived at Belleair beach and spent some time there when I was a kid. It’s absolutely fantastic. Reading your article brought back some good memories from that time. My brother is looking to move to Florida pretty soon. He currently lives here in Newport Beach but wants to get out of California. So these look like some good possible options. What’s your favorite out of those you listed? Love, Sam

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I live in Clearwater, but I am looking to sell and move.  I am looking at anything from Belleair Beach down to St Pete, or anything in between.  Redington Shores has a wonderful laid back atmosphere.  I just want to be right on the water 🙂  Thanks for visiting my Belleair Beach Florida Hotels guide.

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  3. António Mateus

    Hello again, Leahrae!
    It’s not the first time I come across your website and it’s always very pleasant to know of great beach destinations for as you already know I’m an inveterate beach lover!
    Florida has always been one of my favourite travel destinations and Belleair Beach description and photos undoubtedly whet my appetite for it.

    Meet you there sometime?!

    Keep safe!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sure can meet me here sometime!  Just a 10 minute drive for me Antonio!  Let me know when you are in the area 🙂  Thanks for stopping by and as always, thanks for taking the time to leave me comments.

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  4. Kwidzin

    This certainly looks a lot sunnier than where I live in Scotland in the United Kingdom. Over here, we get all weathers in the space of five minutes. Wind, rain, sleet, hail, snow and sun again.It would be nice to just chill somewhere like this and get constant heat and sunshine all day long, everyday.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, I think I will stick to Florida LOL.  I lived in Alaska for 22 years, and that was enough cold weather for me.  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  5. angell70

    Hi Lahrae, thank you for sharing this awesome article. The Belleair Beach Florida Hotels is an amazing place to go and relax and even work from if you are an online entrepreneur. I like where you’ve explained everything so clear and detailed for everyone to understand Thank you for this. I will never get enough from these beaches, so fascinated so beautiful. Unfortunately, I do not have any experience regarding this topic. My question now do you know which one is pet friendly as my furry family member cant let him alone at home? Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      If you visit each of the hotels, they will list which one is pet friendly or not.  You can also do a search at booking.com and just put in that you would like pet friendly hotels.  Thanks for visiting my Belleair Beach Florida Hotels guide.

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  6. Jessi

    This sounds like a nice vacation area, with lots to do. I’ve never really been to a beachy area, aside from a few lake shores around my home-town. That’s not quite the same thing. I would love to do the dolphin watching, and my husband has always wanted to do a cruise. So those sound like a lot of fun. Are most of these attractions available year-round, or only during certain months?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Everything here is pretty much year round unless there is a hurricane headed our way.  We always know when they are coming, so something to look at when planning a vacation to Florida.  Thanks for visiting Jessi!

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  7. Rod Singleton

    Next vacation I have, I know where I’m going! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing this! One Tree Island looks pretty cool, so we’re going to have to definitely visit there. I’m also thinking about giving Sand Key Beach a visit as well. Now I know the perfect time to visit, you’ve made the process that much easier. Thanks again!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are so welcome Rod!  Glad you enjoyed and I could help in your planning.  You will enjoy! Thanks for the visit.

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  8. Rene K.

    That all sounds so incredible,  I’m wondering, however, if Belair Beach is one of the last “locals only” beaches in that area, then is it a good idea to visit there if you are NOT a local?  They don’t do the blue crush style hazing like in Hawaii right? Sorry, I didn’t mean that to sound SOOO ignorant.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      There are access points to Belleair Beach, so it’s not “locals only”.  The parking is a lot more sparse, but so worth it as it is pretty open.  Not crowded like some of the other beaches.

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  9. Tamara

    Hi,

    I can’t seem to get enough of the white sandy beaches, blue waters, bright sunshine, and feeling of peace I feel as I navigate your website!  I’m pleasantly surprised that a trip to Belleair Beach is so reasonably priced and a fun family destination. Do you know about pet-friendly spots/hotels? 

    Thanks for doing all the research and posting, 

    Tamara

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Clearwater north beach allows dogs, that is where I take mine, as well as Honeymoon Island.  There are plenty of pet-friendly hotels.  The top reviewed ones are Springhill Suites Clearwater, Residence Inn Clearwater Downtown, La Quinta Inn Clearwater Central, and the Residence Inn Clearwater Beach.  There are more, but these have the highest ratings.  Let me know if you have any other questions.  I would be happy to help!

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  10. LineCowley

    Belleair Beach sounds and looks like another superb destination in Florida. One Tree Island sound very interesting with literally just one tree! From the photograph it looks like a very popular destination with all the boats and yachts around the island. It will be hard to choose which one of the sunset cruises to go on. You have provided some great tips on when to visit, and a wonderful selection of things to do. Thanks.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks, and I am glad you enjoyed.  I have been to One Tree Island and it does get crazy with boats and jet skis, but is quite fun!  Glad you enjoyed my Belleair Beach Florida Hotels guide.

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  11. Abel

    My family and I have been planning to go on vacations on October. We hope that this pandemic doesn’t hold us back. And Belleair has been our most voted tourist destination. And I am glad to read you also recommend going to Belleair beach between October and December. I am particularly interested in visiting One Tree Island Beach.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      One Tree Island Beach is a must!  You will love the whole area.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  12. Max

    One-Tree Island sounds like a riot.  That would be a blast to check out for something different.  It is nice to hear that the area has been preserved by the residents, as so many touristy beach destinations feel congested, polluted and over-capitalized.  Belleair Beach sounds especially nice for a visitor to this area.  It just seems nice because it is so laid back, there are fewer people, and the overall vibe is calmer and more relaxed.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yep, you are right on all accounts and One Tree Island is worth the visit when you are here on vacation.  Thanks for stopping by Max.

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  13. Diana

    Thank you for a very detailed review-Belleair Beach Florida Hotels. This article makes the task of choosing the ideal place for business or vacation a lot easier. Your article gives a  clear discription on the location and the choices availble in terms of tours and excusions, meals  cost and ratings.  We’ve been looking to visit the gulf coast of Florida, and now we have some great suggestions thanks to your site.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed your visit to my Belleair Beach Florida Hotels guide.  I do believe you and the family will enjoy the Suncoast of Florida!  Thanks for stopping by.

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