Top Adventures in Holmes Beach

  • Hike Holmes Beach

    With a 3 miles stretch of fine, delicate sand along the Gulf of Mexico, Holmes Beach is an ideal setting for a shore hike. As you hike, frequent visits from bottlenose dolphins and manatees 20-30 yards offshore along with Great Blue Herons and Sno...

    6 miles 0 ft gain

  • Catch the Sunrise at Rod & Reel Pier

    With a pier stretching 100 feet into Tampa Bay, the Rod & Reel Pier is the perfect spot to be for sunrise. Located on the northern tip of Anna Maria island, the Pier itself is quite easy to get to and enjoy.There is a parking lot next to the p...

  • Catch the Sunset at Bean Point

    Bean Point is the northernmost tip of Anna Maria Island. It is here where the waters of Tampa Bay and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico collide and is also arguably the best place on the island to view the sunset. Additionally, this stretch of beac...

  • Exploring the Ruins of Fort Dade

    Egmont Key Sate Park is only accessibly by boat, so be sure to book ahead if you need a ride. Several tour companies offer relatively cheap rides to and from the island, paired with snorkeling excursions at the ruins on the west side of the island...

  • Kayak the South Lido Mangrove Tunnels

    Before entering South Lido County Park, take a left turn on Taft Drive for the kayak launch area. Parking is available at the end of the road. Multiple companies offer kayak and stand up paddle (SUP) rentals and tours at the launch site, but feel ...

  • Hike Little Manatee River Loop

    This 6.5 mile trailhead is actually located outside the main entrance, just north of the river off of US 301 S.  The park charges a $4 entrance fee and it is recommended that you enter the main park to use restrooms and/or refill water bottles as ...

    6.5 miles

  • Bike the Clearwater Causeways

    We started near the Bellair Golf Course and went south. When you go along the golf course, watch for pikas, coyotes, and fox.  It is a good idea to head South first, so that the winds propel you forward in the second half of your ride. We went dow...

    15.44 miles 325 ft gain

  • Photograph a Gulf Coast Sunset at Clearwater Beach

    If you find yourself near the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg areas, I highly recommend taking a trip out to Clearwater Beach. On Clearwater Beach, you'll find sand softer than anything your feet have ever felt, lots of places to relax, great food, good...

  • Hike the Balm Boyette Scrub Loop

    The Boyette Scrub Loop trail is 9.2 miles long and not densely populated, though it is shared by hikers, runners, and cyclists. Get a good rhythm going on the beautiful trail that showcases a lake and a variety of flora. Pack a lunch for a break p...

    9.2 miles 137 ft gain

  • Hike the Alafia River State Park Trail

    The Alafia Trail is a 3.6 mile loop is a very scenic way to get your heart pumping. The bright and lush vegetation will keep you intrigued all along the way. This trail is frequented not only by hikers but also mountain bikers, so be prepared to s...

    3.6 miles 75 ft gain

  • Take a Stroll through Eureka Springs Park

    Located just 10 miles from downtown Tampa right off I-4, this short trail runs through a 31-acre botanical garden.  The park has a variety of exotic plans, ferns, flowers and plants as well as a 0.3 mile boardwalk through cypress, maple and oak tr...

    0.3 miles

  • Hike the Lettuce Lake Regional Park Loop

    The Lettuce Lake Regional loop is a short and sweet 1.2 mile hike appropriate for all ages. This loop is a great way to get in touch with the Florida scenery and wildlife without having to take a whole lot of time out of your day (though if you ha...

    1.2 miles 6 ft gain

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