Archibald Park Beach is located where Madeira Way deadends into Gulf Blvd on Madeira Beach. Named for early developer Albert Archibald, it is a popular Florida beach with sugary white sand.
Archibald Memorial Beach Park is sandwiched between two tall condo complexes at about 153rd Avenue on Gulf Blvd. It is easily recognized by the huge log cabin structure which has been the center of controversy for about 20 years in this little city. This beach park has a nice covered picnic area that is used for everything from Brownie Troop gatherings to morning AA meetings. It is kind of tough to see the beach, though because it is behind a dune.
There are four wooden walkovers, an outside shower area, and large public restrooms. Parking lots are on both the north and south ends of the Snack Shack. Make sure you bring plenty of quarters. The cost is one hour for $1.00.