The Town of Redington Beach, Florida, is located on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico and is bordered by North Redington Beach to the north, Madeira Beach to the south, Boca Ciega Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway on the east, and the Gulf of Mexico on the west.
Redington Beach is primarily a waterfront residential community. and is a state chartered municipality, located in Pinellas County, west of Tampa, Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg.
The town is approximately 1 square mile in size including 4 town parks, 5 public beach accesses, a causeway with benches for relaxing and fishing, and a community recreation area with basketball courts.
Redington Beach formerly known as North Madeira Beach was officially established in 1945 with the town limits at the time extending from 155th Avenue to 170th Avenue.
The town’s namesake is Charles E. Redington, a real estate developer and investor who in the roaring 1920s began buying up Pinellas County’s mostly barren, beachfront property with what some said were visions of a Miami Beach type resort colony. Arguably, this goal never quite happened, but he was able to put his imprint on the barrier islands.
Not long after arriving as a full-time resident, he began buying and leasing property in St. Petersburg Beach, Pass-A-Grille, and Treasure Island and especially in Madeira Beach, Redington Beach and North Redington Beach.
In 1935, when most of the area was one long deserted stretch of beach, he built his first home on Redington Beach. By 1940, there were a grand total of five Redington-built homes on Redington Beach.
The original Redington home at 15572 Gulf Blvd., said to be the oldest beach house on Redington Beach, still stands, albeit, renovated and remodeled over the years by its subsequent owners. The original magnolia wood floors have, reportedly, remained.
The Town of Redington Beach has approximately 1,020 households with a total population of about 1,500 people.
ZIP Code 33708 – The land area within this ZIP code is 3.412 square miles and the water area is 4.655 square miles (this is approximately 57.7% of the total area of this ZIP code) – Based on records from 2014, ZIP Code 33708 has a population of 15,447 people. The number of households is 12,793.