Heading to the Sugar Sand Festival?

Get the inside scoop on directions, parking, and the variety of beautiful hotels on Clearwater Beach. Take it from lifelong residents: your best bet is to stay on the beach or take advantage of convenient parking near ferries and transportation. See you soon!


parking pay station
This is Clearwater Beach. There will be cars. There will be traffic. There will be a treasure hunt for parking spaces, so knowing where alternative parking and transportation options are located can make a difference. The closest public parking lot to the event is the Pier 60 lot ($3/hr.) located just southwest of the roundabout, beach side. Street Parking can be found both north and south of the roundabout. There are two public parking garages located near the venue on Coronado (Hyatt Regency) and one public parking garage located on the North beach in the Pelican Walk Plaza. Check out this map for a full list of parking spots on Clearwater Beach!

Ferry Service

Clearwater Ferry operating a ride across Clearwater Harbor

Don’t want to drive and sit in traffic? Take the Clearwater Ferry! Operating 7 Days a week, the Clearwater Ferry can help you skip traffic, save money, and save time. What could be better? Parking in downtown Clearwater and riding the ferry for a low-price. During the Festival, the Clearwater Ferry will operate on the high volume schedule to accommodate the increase in visitors. Check out the Clearwater Ferry Website or download the app for current ticket prices and departing schedules.

The Jolley Trolley

The Jolley Trolley in front of Pier 60
Wherever you’re traveling from, PSTA’s trolley system has you covered. Riding the trolley is a great experience and helps reduce traffic and parking concerns on the beach. The Suncoast Beach Trolley runs from Treasure Island up to Clearwater Beach, Coastal Jolley Trolley comes from Tarpon Springs and Dunedin to Clearwater Beach, and you can hop on the North/South Beach Jolley Trolleys get all over Clearwater Beach.