Belleair Shores

Located in the Tampa Bay area, directly on the Gulf of Mexico, just south of Clearwater Beach, Belleair Beach is one of the northernmost cities on the Pinellas County Beach Area. This spectacular island community is home to approximately 2,100 residents, pure white sandy beaches and breathtaking sunsets.

Incorporated in 1950, Belleair was built with a “dredge and fill” operation creating fingers of land reaching into the Intracoastal Waterway and was originally considered a “second home” destination.

Today, it is a quiet Tampa Bay bedroom community of single-family homes and condominiums built on a two-mile stretch of sparkling beach in close proximity to the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg metropolitan areas and many popular Florida attractions. By law, there is no commercial property in Belleair. The third smallest community in Pinellas County, Belleair Bluffs, is three-quarter of a mile square bordering the Intracoastal Waterway with no frontage on the Gulf.

Nestled between Largo and Belleair, the city has a population of around 2,200 and a mix of single-family homes for sale , condominiums and apartments. Belleair Bluffs, with its posh boutiques and fine dining, provides shopping and services for residents of the island communities across the Intracoastal.

Belleair Shore is perhaps the smallest town in Florida in both size and population, consisting of approximately 55 private residential homes along the Gulf of Mexico. It is an extremely quaint neighborhood, where every home is located on the gulf front. Belleair Shore joins with the other Gulf Beach municipalities in welcoming visitors and residents alike to the many attractions and beautiful beaches that are available on these barrier islands.Belleair Shore is a community of private homes on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Mexico.  The town of Belleair Shore lies four miles directly south of the City of Clearwater Beach and one mile west of the City of Belleair Bluffs.

The Town Government of Belleair Shore consists of a Mayor and four Commissioners who serve two year terms and are elected by the residents of Belleair Shore. The Mayor and Commissioners recognize their responsibility to the founders of Belleair Shore and jealously guard the single family zoning regulations specified in the charter and ordinances. Commercial  and multi-family high rise buildings are prohibited and set-back and height limitations are designed to protect the continuity of the area.

The Belleair Shore‘s Governors are committed to maintaining an environment of stability and consistency to enhance the natural beauty and ambiance of Belleair Shores for the continued enjoyment of its residents of Belleair Shore.

The Town of Belleair Shore was established in 1955 along one mile of beachfront consisting of 61 luxury properties between Gulf Boulevard to the East and the Gulf of Mexico to the West. Belleair Shore is bordered on the North by the City of Belleair Beach and on the South by the City of Indian Rocks Beach.

Belleair Shore is a community of private homes on the eastern shore of the Gulf of MexicoBelleair Shore lies four miles directly south of the City of Clearwater Beach and one mile west of the City of Belleair Bluffs. Numerous entertainment, dining and medical facilities are nearby. Residents of Belleair Shore enjoy an unobstructed view of the western sky from their private beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

Belleair Shore Location and Climate

It is a thirty five minute drive to the Tampa International Airport and a twenty minute drive to the ClearwaterSt. Petersburg International Airport from Belleair Shore.

The average temperature of Belleair Shore is similar to that of St. Petersburg:

Summer: High of 90, Low of 76

Winter: High of 71, Low of 55

The temperatures on the beach of Belleair Shore tend to be somewhat warmer in winter and cooler in the summer due to the moderating effect of the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Services for Belleair Shore

•    Police protection for the town of Belleair Shore is provided under contract with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department. This arrangement has worked well due to the minimal amount of enforcement required for Belleair Shore.

•    The Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District  provides Fire and Emergency Services for Belleair Shore.

•    The town of Belleair Shore pays an annual fee to the Pinellas Library Association which entitles Belleair Shore residents to use any of the county’s library facilities.

•    Water and sewer services are also provided by Pinellas County. Unlimited use of reclaimed water for landscaping is being provided for a flat monthly fee of $8 per resident.

•    Curbside recycling for Belleair Shore is provided by Waste Services.

•    Electric and natural gas service is supplied by Progress Energy and the City of Clearwater respectively.


Alfano’s Restaurant
(727) 584-2125
Gary Cardone
701 Bayview Drive
(727) 584-9839
Wildflower Cafe
1465 South Fort Harrison Avenue # 105
(727) 447-4497
Thai Coconut
(727) 584-9123
Le Bouchon Bistro
(727) 585-9777
Greek Island Restaurant
(727) 581-1767
O’Keefe’s Family Tavern & Grill
1219 S Fort Harrison Ave
(727) 442-9034
Wards Seafood Market
(727) 581-2640
Ted’s Luncheonette
1201 Clearwater Largo Road North
(727) 584-2565
Wild Indian Saloon
1158 7th Street Northwest
(727) 588-7660
(727) 586-4544
Untouchables Pasta & Pizza
1150 Clearwater Largo Road North
Largo, FL
(727) 581-8560
Inglewood Inn
(727) 588-0922
E & E Stakeout Grill
(727) 585-6399
Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza
1101 S Fort Harrison Ave
(727) 443-4900
Bonefish Grill
2939 West Bay Dr.
(727) 518-1230
Los Amigos I
1632 Missouri Avenue North
(727) 582-9895
940 Missouri Ave.
(727) 585-7803
Mugs on Missouri
1250 South Missouri Ave
(727) 446-0797
Columbia Restaurant
1241 Gulf Boulevard
(727) 596-8400
Joto’s Pizza
1280 West Bay Drive
(727) 586-3993
Cody’s Original Roadhouse
2890 West Bay Dr
(727) 584-8473
Panera Bread
2928 West Bay Drive
(727) 518-8900
Amish Country Store
206 13th Street Southwest
(727) 587-9657
Marlin Darlin Grill
2819 West Bay Drive
(727) 584-1700
2955 West Bay Dr
(727) 585-6974
Shephard’s Beach Resort
619 South Gulfview Boulevard
(800) 237-8477
Roly Poly Sandwiches
1261 S Fort Harrison Ave
(727) 442-2750
Watercolour Steakhouse & Grille
1201 Gulf Boulevard
(727) 953-1661
Thirsty Marlin
351 West Bay Dr # 1
(727) 586-3474
Pizza Hut
1602 Missouri Avenue North
(727) 584-1111
Balla’s Steakhouse
776 Missouri Avenue North
(727) 584-5888
Belleair Recreation Department
918 Osceola Road
(727) 518-3728
Belleview Biltmore Country Club
(727) 581-5498
Sramana Yoga
Belleair Garden Club, 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd
(727) 365-2219
Belleair Parks Department
901 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
(727) 588-3798
Ross Norton Park Recreation Center
1426 South Martin Luther King Avenue
(727) 462-6025
West Bay Mobile Home Park & Rv Park
1610 West Bay Dr
Largo, FL
(727) 586-2440
1060 Gulf Boulevard
(727) 582-2100
Clearwater Community Sailing
1001 Gulf Blvd
Pinellas Indoor Soccer Academy
611 Commerce Dr
(727) 585-4625
1260 West Bay Drive
(727) 518-2453
Authentic Martial Arts – Largo
780 Missouri Ave N
(727) 585-8988
Largo Central Park
101 Central Park Drive
(727) 586-7415
Houle Indoor RV Storage
531 Commerce Dr
(727) 584-8684
Belleair Beach Resort Motel
2040 Gulf Boulevard
(727) 595-1696
Bay Front Park
Bay City Ballet
1715 S Missouri Ave # 3, Clearwater, FL 33756
Highland Recreation Complex
400 Highland Avenue
(727) 518-3016
800 Phillies Drive
(727) 442-8496
Coachman Park
(727) 898-2100
Snap Fitness
523 South Fort Harrison Avenue
Pelican Pointe Hotel and Resort
445 South Gulfview Boulevard
(727) 441-4902
907 S Fort Harrison Ave
(727) 474-3771
1200 8th Avenue Southwest
(727) 584-6497
1595 South Highland Avenue
(727) 330-7664
1595 South Highland Avenue
(727) 330-7664
Martin Luther King Recreation
1201 S Martin Luther King Jr
(727) 462-6119
(727) 461-7732
Anytime Fitness
701 Cleveland St
(727) 216-6378
Clearwater Country Club
525 North Betty Lane
(727) 446-9501
Carl Stone’s Self Defense
621 Clearwater LargoRoad North
(727) 585-8753
13120 Vonn Road
(727) 518-3125
Clearwater Cycling LLC
700 Court Street
(727) 443-1500

There are many things to do in and around Belleair Shore.  You may be interested in several of these attractions

CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM Home of Winter, the Dolphin! 249 Windward Passage Island Estates Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 (727) 441-1790 & (888) 239-9414

SAND KEY PARK A Pinellas County Park Gulf Blvd. just South of Clearwater Pass at the North End of Sand Key Clearwater Beach, FL  

BEACH ART CENTER 1515 Bay Palm Boulevard Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

727-596-4331 Fax: 727-596-4331

INDIAN ROCKS AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 203 Fourth Ave. Indian Rocks Beach, FL 727-593-3861

SUNCOAST SEABIRD SANCTUARY 18328 Gulf Blvd. Indian Shores, FL (727) 391-6211

JOHN’S PASS VILLAGE & BOARDWALK On the Waterfront at Johns Pass Gulf Blvd. North of John’s Pass Madeira Beach, FL  

THE GULF BEACHES HISTORICAL MUSEUM 115-10th Avenue Pass-A-Grill St. Pete Beach, FL (727) 552-1610

Hospitals/Medical Centers near Belleair Shore:

  • MORTON PLANT HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit – Private, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away;CLEARWATER, FL
  • LARGO MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away; LARGO, FL
  • MEASE HOSPITAL DUNEDIN (Acute Care Hospitals, Government – Local, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; DUNEDIN, FL

Colleges/Universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belleair Shore

Private Elementary/Middle Schools Serving Belleair Shore

BELLEAIR MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 52; Location: 905 PONCE DE LEON BLVD; Belleair Grades: PK – 3)

Banks in or Near Belleair Shore

  • SunTrust Bank: Belleair Branch at 380 North Indian Rocks Road, branch established on 06/06/1994. Info updated 11/24/2010: Bank assets:$164,556.8 mil, Deposits: $123,435.4 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1732total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Northern Trust, National Association: Belleair Bluffs Branch at 525 Indian Rocks RoadBelleair Bluffs branch established on 10/01/2001. Info updated 10/30/2006: Bank assets: $11,978.5 mil, Deposits: $9,310.5 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 67 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Trust Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Belleair Bluffs Branch at 2845 West Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs branch established on 10/14/1993. Info updated 02/09/2009:Bank assets: $129,067.7 mil, Deposits: $99,803.3 mil, headquarters inBirmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1784 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Belleair Bluffs Branch at 2515 West Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs  branch established on 08/07/1979. Info updated 12/01/2010: Bank assets: $1,070,489.0 mil, Deposits: $811,027.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6537 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Homebanc National Association: Belleair Branch at 101 North Indian Rocks Road, Belleair branch established on 02/12/2009. Info updated06/04/2010: Bank assets: $31.9 mil, Deposits: $28.3 mil, headquarters inLake Mary, FL, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Homebancorp, Inc.
  • Old Harbor Bank: Belleair Branch at 715 North Indian Rocks Road, branch established on 10/10/2006. Info updated 11/03/2006: Bank assets: $22.6 mil, Deposits: $21.8 mil, headquarters in Clearwater, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Belleair Bluffs  Branch at 401 North Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs branch established on 01/24/1995. Info updated 03/29/2010: Bank assets: $151,545.4 mil, Deposits: $105,623.4 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1795 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Belleair Bluffs  Branch at 125 Indian Rocks Road North, branch established on 07/27/1987. Info updated11/18/2009: Bank assets: $1,489,198.0 mil, Deposits: $1,021,724.0 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5991 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation