Sitting pretty on the Gulf Coast means pristine white sand beaches practically come as standard here. Most of the city’s sandy shores are found in the St. Petersburg area, which is in easy reach when you organise car hire in Tampa with Alamo Rent A Car. Pack the car full of beach belongings and drive the family across one of the city's three bridges above the spectacular bay. Clearwater Beach is one of Florida's very best with miles of white sand, delicious seafood and activities like dolphin watching – but Indian Rocks Beach and Honeymoon Island State Park are fantastic options too. For a beach-hopping tour, drive across the scenic Sunshine Skyway bridge towards Fort Myers and work your way down the coast.