Coquina Key. The Friendly Island

About Coquina Key

Coquina Key, known as The Friendly Island, is a residential island community on historic Tampa Bay; its history dates back to the late 1800s. The Island is located approximately two and a half miles to the south east of Downtown St. Petersburg via 4th Street S and is easily accessed via two bridges: one at 39th Avenue S, and the other at 45th Avenue S.

Community living is made up of affordable single-family homes and beautiful waterfront properties, many with deep water access. Two large, well-managed condominium complexes also offer affordable home options to residents.


For convenience, the Island has a Seven-Eleven convenience located on Elkcam Blvd SE. Additional shopping is located at Coquina Key Plaza (just two blocks away from the southern bridge), Downtown St. Petersburg, and also at the Skyway plaza on 62nd Avenue S and 9th Street S.

Restaurants and Bars

Although there are no restaurants on the Island, many of the Islanders venture off the island and down to some of the local hangouts on 6th and 4th Streets S.

Just over the 39th Avenue bridge to 6th Street, you'll find Munch's Restaurant est. 1954. Here, you can order yourself a great home-cooked breakfast or lunch for a reasonable price and receive good old fashion service. You can sit at the counter and get a malt.

Heading north up 6th Street you'll find yourself at Casey's Irish Pub. It's a great little place to stop in and have a pint or two and enjoy a laugh with the locals.

A little farther north on 6th Street you'll find that it turns into 4th Street S, and there on the corner of 22 Avenue and 4th Street S. is Chattaway Drive-In. Chattaway, like Munch's, has been around since the 1950s, and provides great lunches and dinners. In addition to dining, you can have an ale or two and listen to some great live evening entertainment ranging from classical jazz, guitar playing and also some great vocals from local bands and solo artists out on the courtyard. 


Coquina Key Park is a spacious well-maintained city park is located on the Island next to Big Bayou. It offers Islanders access to two lighted soccer fields, four lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, a fitness course, children's playground, a dog park, fishing dock and a scenic view of the bayou.

Groups and Clubs

The Islanders have established many social groups/clubs in Coquina Key's community. These groups include a garden club, cruising club, swimming club and a well-established neighborhood association.

Community Association

The Coquina Key Neighborhood Association is an active group of Islanders that are active involved in maintaining and improving their local community.

Made up of local Islanders, the association organizes events including island cleanups, community garage sales, pool parties and neighborhood block parties just to name a few.

The association meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Coquina Key Community Center and Club House to discuss/resolve issues impacting the island and Islanders and also to plan out events. Additionally, guest speakers ranging from local counsel men, police officers, town planning and code enforcement officials will usually attend to speak at the meetings to help inform the Islanders of current issues that are or may impact their lifestyle.

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Useful Phone Numbers:

Emergency 911
Non-emergency Police Dept. 893-7780
Police District Service Line 551-3181
Report Code Violations 893-7373
Mayor's Action Center
Code Violations, other issues
Reclaimed Water 893-7261
Mosquito Control 464-7503
Refuse Pickup 893-7360
Rodent Control 893-7360
Drug Tip Hotline: anonymous 892-5000
Text a Tip 420-8911
CKNA 821-5526