While the beaches across the bay like St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach may be the prime attractions for relaxing by the sea out here, Tampa boasts a few prime spots for kicking back and enjoying all the perks a beautiful beach has to offer. Here are some of our favorite spots when it comes to beaches in Tampa.
Apollo Beach – Located a little under 20 miles south of Tampa, Apollo Beach sits along the 24-mile Canaveral National Seashore. Apollo boasts a peaceful, relaxing beach environment perfect for those looking for a quiet beach setting away from all the hustle and bustle.
Ben T. Davis Beach – Enjoy a magnificent view of the Tampa Bay while soaking up the sun and kicking back at one of the best beaches in Tampa. Enjoy amenities like picnic shelters, beach volleyball, grills, and more. Ben T. Davis Beach is located 10 minutes from Downtown Tampa right next to the Courtney Campbell Causeway.
Davis Islands Beach – Located at the very end of beautiful Davis Islands, this beach offers a quiet seaside location perfect for romantic dates, relaxing with a book, and so much more. In addition, Davis Islands Beach has a dog park, picnic area, canoe launch and boat ramps.
Picnic Island Beach - Enjoy 7.8 acres of sandy beach access at Picnic Island Park located at the southern point of Westshore overlooking the bay towards St Petersburg. Tampa Bay residents and visitors alike enjoy everything from canoeing to picnicing, fishing, and more at Picnic Island Park. A dog park is also on site.
Beer Can Island – Formally known as Pine Key Island, this tiny, uninhabited island is a prime destination for boaters looking for island fun and good times. Located between Apollo Beach and South Tampa, this tiny island is only accessible by boat, but is truly one of the best and most unique beaches in Tampa.