Keith Connors

Weekdays 10a-3p

How To Avoid Parking Tickets Along Pinellas Beaches Forever. A pictorial? LOL. There are 3 strategies involved here. It’s tough to park at the beach. Been doing it for 15 years, many of them for free before most cities implemented pay parking along every beach area parking nook and cranny. I get it. Check out my Top 3 Pinellas Beaches Parking Tips below. LOL. And I’ll tell you how I guarantee parking every time I go the the beach. Every time. At the end of this story.

  • 1. Look For The Signs

    No Parking Sign

    Any Time?  Does this mean some of the time? Every now and then? Or, Most Of The Time?

    Parking Ticket
    Step 1. Look for the signs. Saw young beach goers this morning get followed by an officer as he turned his giant family van in to a “no loading” zone near private homes. Um, they have cameras you know. The homeowners I mean. I hear the guy say as I walked past, “Oh I musta have missed that.” Clearly he almost hit it pulling in.

  • 2. Read The Signs

    Vehicle Parking Only

     

    For Loading And Unloading Only

  • 3. Obey The Signs

    Designated Spaces Only

    This guy decided he deserved a “nice shady spot” right here in the grass even though there were 5 more spots within 50 feet. Oops.
    Nice Shady Parking Spot

  • How Do I Get A Guaranteed Beach Parking Space Every Time?

    Beach Parking Pass

    Annual Boat And Beach Parking Pass. Here’s a pic of the one on my windshield. I use it for all boat ramps in county parks as well as our three stand-alone boat ramps: the Sutherland Bayou Boat Ramp, the Belleair Boat Ramp, and the Park Blvd. Boat Ramp. Also vehicle beach parking (without a trailer) at Fort De Soto Park, Sand Key Park, and Howard Park Beach. It’s $110 bucks, but I go out on the early side of the days and have never, ever had a problem getting a spot and NOT getting a ticket.  The have discounts for seniors, and military and disabled annual parking passes at no charge.

    Pinellas County Annual Boat Ramp And Beach Parking Pass. Check it out HERE