Courtesy of Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce

Quaint Gulfport, minutes away from St. Pete Beach, is one of the oldest settlements in southern Pinellas County. Located on Boca Ciega Bay,it features a compact beach, full-service Marina and the historic Gulfport Casino which hosts dancing ranging from ballroom to country style.

Several boutique-style bed and breakfast inns, over a dozen galleries and eclectic shops make Gulfport a unique spot to visit. In 2011, Gulfport was deemed “Best of the Road for Food” by Rand McNally; foodies will find a tempting assortment of eateries offering inside and outside dining.