Tampa Bay Beaches
Tampa Bay beaches are some of
the best known in the
country. People from all over the nation make a beeline for Florida
during the peak winter season of December to April just to sample the
sun, sea and sand.
Even international tourists have been coming back
for more as they sample the uniquely special qualities of the Bay area
Below are all of the main beaches in the Tampa Bay area.
If you are short on time and only want the creme de la creme, there
here is what we and many others believe are the best
beaches in Tampa Bay.
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There's something very beautiful about Clearwater Beach.
This is by far the
most famous and popular of the Tampa bay beaches, having won accolades
for being the best city beach.
It's one of the best beaches to watch the sunset
and you can do it every day from Pier 60.
The artisans and street
performers on the Pier are a special treat that will make sunset gazing
that much more memorable.
North Redington Beach
in the town of the same name, the North Redington Beach is easily
accessible from the edge of the town. This is a safe beach for both
children and grown-ups alike. The mile long beach boasts lovely white
sand that gently slopes into the Gulf of Mexico.
Honeymoon Island State Park
very long shoreline of Honeymoon Island Beach that's fairly devoid of
commercial enterprise means that you'll be able to enjoy the beach in
peaceful surroundings. This is the best place for kayaking if you're
game for the challenge. Shelling is ideal in the beaches towards the
St Pete Beach
St Pete Beach is part of the City of St Petersberg, now known by its
shortened name of St Pete. It's home to great restaurants along the
signature white beach. And it's one of the best places to go to for
water sports like jet skiing and parasailing.
Fort De Soto
beach achieved the number 1 spot in the list of best beaches throughout
the nation back in 2005. It's considered by many to be the best of
the Tampa Bay beaches for a host of reasons, other than the
that it's very clean with clear waters.
It's got the best place for
grills and picnic pavilions as well as the best dog beach and fishing
pier. Your lovable pooch can frolic on a beach with other canine
friends and have a glorious time!
Island State Park Beach
number 2 spot of the top ten beaches in the US is easily taken by
Caladesi Island State Park Beach. The beach in this park is well known
for its seclusion.
So you can only get to the park by ferry for a
maximum 4 hours visit to the beach. This beach is a great place for
fishing. You'll be surrounded by flora and fauna that's unique to
Ben T. Davis
T Davis Beach is a very narrow beach that you can sight from the plane
as you touch down at Tampa International Airport.
landscape of this picturesque beach is the perfect setting for family
getaways. The children will love to build sand castles in the sand as
they hear the sound of the planes that fly overhead.
E. G. Simmons
State Park Beach
is a public beach that's located in a state park called E G Simmons
State Park. The beach is fairly small but enough for a round of
swimming and sunbathing. For the more adventurous, you could go
boating. There's good space for bank fishing if that's what you like
Crescent Beach at Siesta Key is a renowned beach that made it to the
seven spot in best US beaches in 2004. It's got the distinction of
being the Best Sand Beach in the US. So you're likely to find powdery,
white sand that's warm to the touch!
Sand Key Beach
Key Beach is the best beach to watch sea turtles lay their eggs every
year. You can rent cabanas for the weekend and use the outside showers
to get the sand off after you've done with swimming.
lifeguard on duty during the day from March to September for public
safety and an assurance of quick attention if anyone gets into
difficulties in the water.
great beach vacation awaits you at Indian Rocks Beach, which is located
on a barrier island off the coast of Florida. There are three miles of
sandy beach to explore. And the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico make
for perfect swimming in the sea!
400 foot wide beach at Redington Shores Beach is ideal for the family
or as a romantic getaway. There are 170 parking bays for visitors and
two boardwalks along which you can enjoy the view. Join the hundreds of
thousands of beach goers who come to the beach annually for fun in the
Pass is actually an historical fishing village that has a beach
situated a short walk away. There are cruise lines and boat rentals for
deep sea fishing as well as the flotilla of local fishing boats that
bring tourists out in high numbers. You can indulge in parasailing if
you're adventurous or just spend time on the sand.
The island on which Madeira Beach sits is two miles long with glorious
white sand and clear blue waters. The city of the same name is famous
for Johns Pass Village that's got a sea based theme where fishing is
prominent. The Boardwalk is another attraction of the beach that you
must not miss.
beach is punctuated with wildlife such as pelicans and parrots.
Dolphins abound in the sea and the sunsets are gorgeous. This tropical
paradise boasts all sorts of wild flowers and swaying palm trees in a
clean and lush environment.
Beach is situated in the southern end of St Pete Beach. Lots of
dolphins play in the waters off the beach. So you can catch sight of
these playful dolphins if you take a cruise along the beach.
trees line the shore at Redington Beach. There are only private beaches
here and there's no place to park your car. If you'd like to stay
overnight at this small town that measures about two square miles, you
might want to put up at one of the only three motels in town.
Verde is situated to the north of Fort De Soto Park and is home to
spectacular surfing. The waves are ideal for the thrill seeking surfers
to ride and the surrounding area has a number of exciting surf breaks.
The beach is inhabited by red frogs which you're likely to find among
the rocks or along the nature trails.
Key is home to Nokomis Beach and is one of the best places for a family
day out. This beach is very family friendly and perfect for shelling.
The beach has a Drum Circle that plays spontaneous music every
Wednesday and Saturday and you can enjoy the invigorating rhythm as you
watch the beautiful sunset!
warm, emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the white sandy beaches
that resemble sugar are the greatest attractions of Anna Maria Island
beach. You can relax and unwind on the very clean beach. The best place
to soak up the sun in a peaceful and pristine environment!
barrier island of Lido Key boasts white beaches that front the Gulf of
Mexico. The beach is located in a park that's named ‘South Island
Park'. Nature trails exist alongside a clubbing scene that arises with
the tourist season.
Key beach is currently undergoing restoration to its northern area. So
it's best to avoid this area and enjoy the rest of this spectacular
beach. You can laze under the sun on the white sand or frolic in the
Jetty Park is a beach on Nokomis that's one of the best places for
surfing. The waves that break here attract surfers from all over who
come to experience the excitement and thrill of surfing the waves. Be
sure to bring your surf board on your visit to this beach!
best place to go scuba diving is at Fred Howard Park Beach. You can go
scuba diving for free as there's no fee attached to this activity.
fact, it's best to dive from the shore and explore the underwater
world. This beach diving will be highly memorable as you can see lots
of marine life just yards from the shore.
Picnic Island is a secluded beach park with 7.8 acres. The
pier is ideal for a languorous walk in the
sun. This is also a quite place for a picnic as there are suitable
shelters at the beach that provide protection from the sun and elements.
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