With all the stress we are experiencing during this period of “social distancing”, many of us dream of getting away…so Florida Beach Weddings wants to offer you an escape. We will be publishing a series of Virtual Tours of our most popular destination wedding locations, starting with Clearwater Beach, Florida.
Clearwater Beach is one of the best places to get married on the beach. Why? Primarily because of the sunsets and the ability to have stunning wedding pictures taken as the sun dips down into the Gulf of Mexico. This great Tampa, Florida beach is rated one of the top beaches in the world and our couples love gulf beach weddings combined with a wonderful vacation. Why leave the US when you can have a beautiful beach wedding that costs less than a traditional wedding at home?
Like many of our destination wedding locations, there are a variety of beaches to choose from in Clearwater. Clearwater Beach includes: Indian Rocks Beach, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, Pass-A-Grille Beach, Sunset Beach, Fort De Soto, Sand Key and St. Pete Beach. Each has it’s own personality and attributes. Whether you are having a simple beach wedding or a fully decorated, complete beach wedding with a larger number of guests, we can help you find the best beach venue for your needs.
Let’s take a closer look:
Indian Rocks Beach – 20 minutes south of Clearwater
Known originally as “Tampa’s Playground”, Indian Rocks Beach proper is a barrier island just under three miles long. This gorgeous Gulf beach wedding location has sunsets, peaceful beaches, calm sea waters, is family-friendly with less crowds than the other nearby tourist-centered beaches.
Madeira Beach – perfect for fishing
Madeira Beach is known as the Grouper Capital of the world. Enjoy a deep sea fishing excursion or be entertained at John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, a large outdoor shopping. Madeira Beach is still a mostly residential area, making the beaches less populated for a beach wedding ceremony.
Redington Beach – small town charm
With a population of just over 1,000, Redington Beach is the perfect chance to get off the beaten path and enjoy a low-key Gulf beach wedding ceremony.
Treasure Island – fluffy white sand and perfect sunsets
Treasure Island is most famous for its three miles of white sandy Gulf beaches. Treasure Island has many hotels, restaurants and attractions to keep you and your wedding guests entertained while you visit.
Pass-A-Grille Beach – dolphins and seashells
Very relaxed with local boutiques, what stands out to us the most about having a Pass-A-Grille Beach Wedding? The dolphins! You are sure to catch amazing views of the dolphins swimming while you are watching the sunset. Fun is the name of the game here as you and your beloved spend time together in the fluffy sand.
Sunset Beach – less crowds on Treasure Island
Sunset Beach on Treasure Island is located in a more residential community, allowing you to escape the major crowds of Clearwater Beach. Sunset Beach is known for its views of the jetty, the presence of sea oats, its availability to rent the Sunset Beach Pavilion, and being open to LBTG marriage.
Fort De Soto Park Beach – Gulf beach wedding paradise
Emerging from the wealth of bird life, sea life, wild life and plant life is the majestic tapestry called Fort De Soto Beach. Have your Gulf beach wedding on white sand that sparkles like snow, with a gentle sea breeze to accompany your vows.
St. Pete Beach – upbeat and lively
St. Pete beach is within 30 miles of the Tampa International Airport and the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Keep busy on the days leading up to your wedding with many water activities, such as parasailing, paddle boarding, and windsurfing, followed by your favorite drink at a hotel Tiki bar.
Planning a beach wedding can be done completely from the comfort of your home and it is easy to browse beautiful photos of real couples posing after their ceremony for ideas. You can find the wedding decorations you like best and customize them for your own special day. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to get married in Florida, our Florida wedding professionals can help you plan every detail just right, including getting your Florida marriage license.
Is a Beach Wedding in Clearwater Right for You?
Florida is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. No need for a passport. Florida Beach Weddings all inclusive packages can provide you with the beautiful, tropical backdrop you want for your wedding ceremony without breaking the bank for everyone. Worrying about how you will pay for a destination wedding can add undue anxiety to an already stressful situation.
According to several surveys, getting people to a destination wedding can be difficult enough with only 50% of guests showing up. A Florida Beach Wedding can be the choice that brings your wedding together effortlessly, since it is less costly not only in terms of travel, but also provides your guests with a great vacation!
Are you trying to decide between Clearwater vs Siesta Key? Stay tuned for our next Virtual Tour in the series…