BeachHunter's Florida Gulf Beaches Access Guide

Second Edition available now!

  • Covers all beaches accessible by car between Tarpon Springs and Marco Island (more than 120 beaches).

  • Includes 21 locator maps.

  • Includes more than 120 black & white photos (no color photos in the interior).

  • Covers several islands accessible only by boat.

  • Completely updated and revised for 2013.

Cover photo of Beachhunter's Florida Gulf Beach Access Guide.

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About the book:

This book tells you everything you need to know to find and enjoy beaches in the southwest and west central Florida area from Tarpon Springs (Anclote Key) to Marco Island. Whether you want to get away from it all or prefer to be where the action is, this guide will help you find the best beach for your needs.

Covers the following islands and cities:

Anclote Key
Tarpon Springs
Honeymoon Island
Caladesi Island
Clearwater Beach
Sand Key
Belleair Beach
Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Shores
Redington Shores
N. Redington Beach
Madeira Beach

Treasure Island
St. Pete Beach
Shell Key
Egmont Key
Fort Desoto
Anna Maria Island
Longboat Key
Lido Key
Siesta Key
Casey Key
Venice Beaches
Manasota Key

Knight Island (Palm Island)
Don Pedro Island
Little Gasparilla Island
Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande)
La Costa Island (Cayo Costa)
Sanibel and Captiva Islands
Estero Island (Ft. Myers Beach)
Lover's Key
Bonita Beach
Naples Beaches
Marco Island

florida map showing area covered by beach guide


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What the Book Does Not Cover: The book does NOT cover panhandle beaches. It does not cover Keewaydin Island or North Captiva Island. It does not specifically cover restaurants, hotels or other accommodations, although it does let you know, generally, what your nearby options may be. The focus is on the beaches, comparisons of various islands and beaches, facilities, parking, activities, etc.