Located nine miles from
St. Petersburg and about a half hour drive from Tampa, this
charming town is known as the Gateway to the Gulf, as it faces
Boca Ciega Bay that leads to the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulfport is a trendy
artist community perched on the beautiful waters of Boca Ciega
Bay. As one of the St. Petersburg area's "best kept secrets,"
Gulfport offers plenty to do without even leaving the
neighborhood. It features a number of excellent restaurants and
galleries, not to mention the famous, pristine beach. Nearby are
theme parks, shopping, sporting events, boating and fishing
excursions, and famous historical areas. Make plans to stay in the
excellent lodging accommodations for a sun-drenched vacation in
Interstate Highway 275 at Tampa: take the 22nd Ave. exit -
Exit 19. Keep right at the fork to go on 22nd Ave. South. Turn
slight right onto 22nd Ave. South/CR-138. Follow CR-138 into