As any parent knows, traveling with children – really, doing anything with children in tow – is no small feat. Researching, scheduling, planning and actually setting forth on a vacation with your family can feel like a maddening game of Oregon Trail. But it doesn’t have to be when you reserve on of the best Family-Friendly Beach hotels in Tampa Bay.

Here at 813Area, we’ve compiled a list of our tried and true family-friendly hotels and beach resorts for you as you plan your next family vacation on the West Coast of the Sunshine State. 

The Sandpearl

Bay Harbor Hotel 

The waterfront Bay Harbor Hotel offers many family-friendly and kid-approved amenities such as their heated swimming pool with cabanas, fishing, game room, water sports and volleyball nets. Its beautiful waterfront location offers access to the bay, a sandy beach area and a pier with water sports equipment and boat rentals for a complete nautical experience. They also have Beach Bar & Restaurant, a full-service restaurant and bar with ample outdoor seating, a Tiki bar, and fire pits so adults can have a little fun, too! 

Tradewinds Island Grand Resort 

It's no wonder Tradewinds Island Grand Resort in St. Petersburg is listed as one of the 100 Best Family Friendly Resorts in North America. Created with kids and families in mind, their Guy Harvey Outpost's Li'l Guy Activities Center and KONK Clubs help children ages 4-12 enjoy kids’ activities that encourage exploration and wonder. Little ones can fish with Captain Tim, explore with ocean-themed activities, and enjoy pirate tales during the Family Pirate Show. 

Sandpearl Resort 

The Sandpearl Resort is a Clearwater Beach family resort favorite. In addition to their beachfront location and spa (Well hello, adult pampering!), the Sandpearl also offers a fun-filled children’s club, Camp Ridley. Perfect for children ages 5-10, Camp Ridley allows your little adventurers to make new friends while enjoying awesome nature-inspired activities like nature walks, scavenger hunts, and arts and crafts. 

Hyatt Regency

Sirata Beach Resort 

The Sirata Beach Resort is a longtime family favorite in St. Petersburg. Boasting amenities like their beachfront playground, three swimming pools, game room and volleyball court, the resort also offers beach activities that encourage discovery, exploration, and family fun. With convenient access to the beach and some of the best restaurants in St. Pete nearby, the Sirata is sure to have something for everyone in your family. 

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach 

Whether you’re planning a vacation or simply having your family join you for a day of beachfront family fun, the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa’s Camp Hyatt will keep kids ages 3-12 happily occupied. Your littlest guests can enjoy interactive, educational and entertaining activities to make your beach vacation an experience the whole family can enjoy. Its waterfront location helps the camp incorporate the bounties of nature into many of the camp activities which focus on the flora, fauna and culture of our very own Sunshine State. 

Shephard's Beach Resort

Stay on the shores of beautiful Clearwater Beach and soak up the sun with your little ones. Shephard's Beach Resort is situated near the water on Clearwater Beach, making it a prime location to explore the beachside shops and restaurants with your family. The resort is also just a two-mile drive from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) and the front desk even offers discounted tickets to hotel guests! Shephard's Beach Resort is one of the best places to stay in Clearwater and is welcoming for the whole family. 

Whether you're visiting from far away or experiencing a staycation, the Tampa Bay area is full of family- friendly beach hotels your whole family will enjoy.  With just a little research and planning, you and your family can enjoy a beachfront vacation on one of Florida’s pristine white-sand Gulf Coast beaches in no time. So hurry up – they're excited to meet you and your crew! Give one of them a call.