The peninsula that is St. Petersburg has miles and miles of waterfront. That includes a lot of beaches and waterfront parks, of course, but there are also many communities along the waterfront, including individual homes directly on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
As with any home, the character of a waterfront home is inseparable from that of its surrounding community. St. Pete’s waterfront communities come in all different sizes, attitudes, and styles. We’ve put together information specific to both Snell Isle and St. Pete’s beach communities<add internal links>, but there are dozens of other waterfront options.
Waterfront options close to downtown St. Pete are Venetian Isles, deep water, canal backed homes and Shore Acres, most with private docks, that sit to the northeast of Snell Isle. Harbor Isle and Tanglewood are a bit further north, right across the water from Weedon Island, a 3,100-acre nature preserve.
To the southeast of downtown are communities including Coquina Key, a large island neighborhood and Driftwood, which sits just north of Coquina and Pinellas Point which offers some of the area’s most stunning open views of the Skyway Bridge and features actual pink streets!
One of the more distinctive small communities in the greater St. Pete area is Gulfport, which sits towards the southeast of the peninsula and embodies the most relaxed aspects of life on the water. An array of artsy coffee shops, restaurants, and galleries stretch along Gulfport’s downtown, Beach Boulevard, and the town is right around the corner from Eckerd College, which offers frequent arts and cultural events.
Tierra Verde, a small, exclusive community situated along a string of islands on the southern tip of Pinellas County, is neighbor to the stunning Fort De Soto Park and its award-winning beaches.