One of the best “secret beaches” is located right here in the Tampa Bay area. So, I guess it isn’t a secret anymore. Family Destinations Guide put out a list of the Top 100 secret beaches in the United States. They name Shell Key Preserve as the #2 secret beach in the United States. Shell Key is located just south of Pass-a-Grille and north of Fort DeSoto in Tierra Verde.
Here is what they say about Shell Key, “The beach is unspoiled and natural, with no development or buildings, offering a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, or simply strolling along the shore, taking in the breathtaking scenery and listening to the sound of the waves.”
Of the 10 best “secret beaches” in the United States, 4 of them are in Florida. Shell Key is #2, Lovers Key State Park south of Fort Myers is #6. Also, Dry Tortugas National Park west of Key West is #9 and Boneyard Beach near Jacksonville comes in at #10.
Finally, there is one more Tampa Bay area beach in the Top 100 and that is Caladesi Island. It comes in at #23 on the list.
[SOURCE: That’s So Tampa]
7 Underrated Tampa Attractions Tourist Often Miss
Whether you’re new to the area or are only here for a couple weeks, you may be missing out on some underrated Tampa attractions. We saw someone ask what do most tourists miss out on during their stay in Tampa. Some of the replies were just trolls but others inspired us to make this list.
Florida is one of the best travel destinations this summer. With wonderful weather and so many attractions it’s easy to see why. There are the obvious things like going to Clearwater beach, see a show at Amalie Arena, or shopping at International Plaza. But how can you make the most out of your trip in Tampa?
For some of the obvious stuff, like beach trips, we recommend staying away from the more popular ones. Nothing against those locations, but you may find less crowds, lower prices, and just as gorgeous views at these underrated beaches. Instead of going to Clearwater beach, we recommend going to Pass-A-Grille or Maderia Beach. Another attraction we’re leaving off the list but still feel the need to mention is Busch Gardens. Busch Gardens is home to one of the best roller coasters in the country. If you’re into the thrill of high-speed coasters and seeing unique wildlife, don’t miss out on Busch Gardens.
Here are 7 underrated Tampa attractions tourist often miss