When most people think of Florida, images of powdery white beaches, warm ocean waves, and abundant sunshine come to mind. That’s why the Gulf Coast is one of the most sought after destinations in the state! Not only do we boast award-winning beaches, but there is a nearly neverending list of things to do and experience. If you’ll be staying with us soon, these beaches in Gulfport, FL are a must during your vacation!
Find more beaches in Gulfport, local activities, and attractions when you request our Gulfport Vacation Guide! This handy reference will help you plan the ultimate Florida Gulf Coast getaway.
4 of the Best Beaches in Gulfport, FL
Gulfport Beach Park
Located just minutes from the Historic Peninsula Inn, Gulfport Beach is a relatively peaceful and relaxing beach right on Boca Ciega Bay. It’s convenience to the inn makes it a top choice for our guests and others hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of more crowded beaches. Although it is one of the smaller beaches in the area, things to do around the area come in no short supply! Grab a bite at one of the waterfront restaurants or Isabelle’s, browse the quirky downtown shops, or explore Clymer Park. No matter what you decide to do, you could spend an entire day enjoying the funky town of Gulfport!
St. Petersburg Beach
Gulfport’s next door neighbor, St. Petersburg, boasts one of the Gulf Coast’s most popular beaches. It was also voted TripAdvisor’s #1 Florida Beach! In addition to warm and inviting coastline, St. Petersburg is home to the world famous Dali Museum, Fort De Soto Park, and plenty of restaurants and shopping opportunities. It is also one of the most LGBT-supportive communities in the nation! It is the host of the St. Petersburg Pride Parade each year. Bring your sunscreen, a beach towel, and get lost in paradise!
This 3-mile stretch of pristine beach is another popular Gulf Coast destination. It earns its name from a local legend about a hotel owner who supposedly discovered two chests of pirate treasure on the island. Although the existence of the gold and diamonds has yet to be proven, the island’s true treasure is its beautiful white sand beaches and local restaurants. You’ll find the world’s longest waterfront bar, Gators Cafe & Saloon, on Treasure Island. There are also plenty of opportunities for snorkeling, swimming, parasailing, shelling, and more.
If you’re willing to make the 45-minute drive from Gulfport, we promise you won’t be disappointed! Clearwater is one of the Gulf’s most visited beaches, and for good reason! With a seemingly endless supply of natural beauty, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities, it’s a wonder how anyone could do it all in one trip. Aside from the award-winning beaches, some of the area’s most popular attractions include the Celebration Station Entertainment Complex, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and the variety of boat tours and excursions.
The Ultimate Gulf Coast Getaway Awaits at the Historic Peninsula Inn
Bid adieu to the typical Gulfport, Florida hotels experience and say hello to the Historic Peninsula Inn! Our charming and historic inn boasts a number of exciting amenities, attractions, and accommodations to appease any vacationer.
Our 12 stunning guest rooms and suites exude elegance and comfort with all the modern extras you desire. We are also located just minutes from the town’s best attractions, meaning you’ll never have to travel far to experience all of the fun! Want to make your stay with us even more memorable? Take advantage of our exclusive packages!
Why wait? Book the Historic Peninsula Inn for your next family vacation today!