3 Palms Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater, Florida

3 Palms Retreat is an ideal rental property in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

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.

Stunning beach wedding in Clearwater, FL with couple kissing under wedding arch

Look at that white sand, Gulf water and blue sky against this Beach Bliss wedding decor

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?

Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach aerial view

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. 

Indian Rocks beach weddings in Clearwater, Florida.

Couple after wedding in Indian Rocks Beach by the Gulf waters

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.

Couple strolls on beach with white sand after marriage in Madeira Beach, FL

Couple strolls on beach after marriage ceremony in Madeira Beach, FL

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.

Redington Beach wedding couple

Married couple has their first dance after their sunset wedding

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.

Couple on beach getting married in Treasure Island, FL

A taste of paradise on Treasure Island for this Gulf beach wedding couple

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.

Pass-a-grille sunset beach wedding couple in Florida/

Couple kisses in the sand after beach wedding in Pass-A-Grille.

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.

Sunset Beach wedding with flower petals and Tiki torches

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. 

Our Beach Wedding in Clearwater, Florida shows off this Bride and Groom and a romantic sunset kiss.

Bride and groom as the sun sets over the Gulf beach

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. 

Clearwater Beach Weddings with pink and white beach wedding canopy.

Couple just married in St. Pete Beach, Florida

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.

Our Tropical Distinctive Package is one of our colorful beach wedding packages.

Tropical Distinctive Design complete wedding package on Sand Key Beach, FL

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…