John’s Pass has the most parking of any beach destination in Tampa Bay, but finding a spot can be difficult during busy times of year [spring/summer break, weekends, holidays]. The best option is to leave your car and take the trolley. The PSTA beach trolley picks up at designated locations from Pass-a-Grille to Clearwater Beach every 30 minutes – just look for the circular orange sun signs about every 400 yards along Gulf Blvd. It costs $2 each way or $4 all day to ride the trolley. Parking rates have gone up to $2 hour at metered locations, this is a very good option and leaves the headache out of feeding the meter and finding a spot. If you decide that you must need your car, then you need to decide how long you’ll be staying at the Pass and the chance you might stay longer. If you might stay more than a couple of hours, the best option is the parking garage. To get to the garage, enter John’s Pass on the south-most entrance, then make your first right, then make a right when you dead-end. The parking garage will be immediately on your right. Prices vary. If you’re only staying for an hour or two, then parking at the John’s Pass Park lot is the best option. This lot is on the west side of Gulf Blvd, just before crossing over the bridge to Treasure Island. You can park here, walk under the bridge, and you will be at the boardwalk – pretty convenient in-and-out.