Sunset at Maderia Beach
When it comes to Tampa Bay, picturesque scenery and an average of 361 days of sunshine each year create an ideal setting for those ready to explore and discover new treasures. Here you'll find some of the world's top-rated beaches, creating a year-round haven for outdoor enthusiasts. After experiencing an afternoon of kayaking the calm waters of Tampa Bay or discovering the unique wildlife along the Hillsborough River, relax with a picnic on just one of the many pristine, white-sand beaches the area has to offer. If you're lucky, you may even spot a manatee or dolphin from the shore line.
Fort De Soto Park was recently named America’s "Best Family Beach" by USA Today. The state park and beach was also named one of the Top 25 U.S. Beaches by TripAdvisor.
Clearwater Beach was named "Best Beach Town" in January 2013 by the most widely read newspaper in America, USA Today. Clearwater Beach was also chosen as one of Peter Greenberg's "Best Beaches in the U.S."
Named America’s #1 Beach in 2008 by Dr. Beach, this pristine barrier island along the West Coast of Florida is only accessible by boat or the ferry from Honeymoon Island.