Looking to buy a beach house in Tampa Bay, but not sure where? With miles of coastline in the Bay area, your possibilities are endless. Below we highlight three local beachfront paradises where you can own your private beach retreat.
Treasure Island, Florida
Consistently voted the best beach in America, Clearwater Beach is known for its namesake crystal clear water and stretches of soft, white sand. The palm tree-lined Beach Walk Promenade boasts hotels, retail shops, attractions, and culinary experiences. And the sunsets each night at Pier 60 are postcard-worthy. It is easy to see why everyone loves a place this gorgeous. Despite drawing visitors year-round, Clearwater Beach has managed to retain a laid-back, small-town atmosphere. The revitalized downtown district with shops, restaurants, and the Clearwater Harbor and Marina is the perfect backdrop for concerts, festivals, and exhibits, like the Clearwater Jazz Festival. The Clearwater Mote Marine Aquarium, home to the world’s most famous dolphin, is also in your backyard. Looking for a quiet getaway? Sand Key and Caladesi Island provide untouched, pristine beaches with million-dollar views. If you’re looking for the best place to buy a beach house in the Tampa Bay area, Clearwater Beach is your perfect spot.
Imagine owning your own piece of Gulf front paradise. With its perfect blend of casual luxury and island charm, Treasure Island is the best place to buy a beach house. Known as the “sand sculpture capital of Florida,” Treasure Island is located on a barrier island and surrounded by soft, white sand and the warm, gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Your Treasure Island beach house allows for endless activities. You could go swimming, shelling, snorkeling, parasailing, or walk the beach, relax, and take in a memorable sunset. Eclectic shops, family-friendly attractions, numerous dining options, and nighttime hot spots are right outside your door. St. Petersburg, with its vibrant downtown, award-winning restaurants, sports arenas, and cultural attractions, is ideally located just a few minutes away. Treasure Island locals are friendly and greet everyone with a smile and “hello.” They are happy to share their love of the area with everyone they meet. Friendly residents, fun attractions, nearly four miles of gulf beachfront, and dreamy vistas over Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico make Treasure Island your ideal location for a beachfront home.
Located on Anna Maria Island and a short drive from Bradenton and Sarasota, Bradenton Beach offers residents a rare opportunity to slow down and unwind surrounded by turquoise waters and quaint island life. Known for its fishing piers, sugar-sand beaches, specialty shops, small art galleries, and family-owned restaurants, Bradenton Beach is an ideal spot to buy a beach house on the Gulf Coast. The slower pace and quiet mornings beg for a stroll along the beach to search for shells. The year-round tropical climate and abundant sunshine are perfect for an afternoon bike ride, paddleboard, or kayak trip to explore the island’s abundant marine life. Bradenton Beach is the ideal location for boating enthusiasts, nature-lovers, history buffs, and beach-goers to call home. The Manatee Village Historical Park features artifacts and photographs of Manatee County. The South Florida Museum holds prehistoric collections, ecological exhibits, historical artifacts, and fossils. The Palma Solo Botanical Park is filled with lush trees, palms, and tropical plants. And the beaches lure you in to unwind. The friendly cafes and restaurants along Pine Avenue set a perfect stage for unforgettable sunsets that you can enjoy from your own beach home.
Whether you are looking to be in the middle of it all — or to get away from it all — there is a perfect beach home waiting for you along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
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