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!
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, beachside. 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!
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? Free parking in downtown Clearwater and ride 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
Taking the Jolley Trolley along Clearwater Beach or heading out to the surrounding towns on our Coastal Route is truly a unique ride. Leave your car where you are and enjoy the fun and reliable service to the beach, Downtown Clearwater, out to Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs. The beach route and coastal routes run 7 days a week. Check out the Jolley Trolley website to see the schedule.