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The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority/PSTA (tel. 727/530-9911; www.psta.net) operates motorized trolley service along Gulf Boulevard (Fla. 699) between the Hurricane restaurant in St. Pete Beach and the Sheraton Sand Key Resort (the one-way trip takes about an hour), where it connects with the Suncoast Beach Trolley (tel. 727/445-1200), which continues on Gulf Boulevard through Clearwater Beach. The PSTA trolley runs daily, every 20 minutes from 5am to 10pm, until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Rides cost $1.75, or you can buy a daily pass for $4. Call for schedules, or pick up printed copies at the Gulf Beaches of Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Along the beach, the major cab company is BATS Taxi (tel. 727/367-3702). Fares are $2.50 at flag fall, plus $2.40 each additional mile.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.