The Best Photography in Tampa

Looking for the best photography in Tampa? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Tampa. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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Top photography spots in and near Tampa

  • Tampa, Florida

    Take a Stroll through Eureka Springs Park

    0.3 mi
    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 trees.  Run by Hillsborough County, there's a $2 fee...
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  • Thonotosassa, Florida

    Hike the Morris Bridge Park Loop

    4.0
    14.4 mi / 167 ft gain
    The Morris Bridge Trail is a 14.4 mile loop of endless swampy intrigue. Experience deep Florida Nature from well-kept trails. Keep your eyes and ears alert for wildlife--you may even spot an alligator! You will be sharing the trail with hikers, runners, cyclists, and equestrians, so be prepared t...
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  • Thonotosassa, Florida

    Paddle the Hillsborough River Wilderness Preserve

    5.0
    Start at John B Sargeant State Park--they do have a $2 parking fee. There is a canoe rental and shuttle service on site called Canoe Escape. They do have kayaks as well. If you own your own canoe you can pay for the shuttle service to pick you up at the end if you choose not to paddle out and bac...
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  • Lithia, Florida

    Hike the Balm Boyette Scrub Loop

    5.0
    9.2 mi / 137 ft gain
    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 partway through and take the opportunity to soak in...
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  • Wimauma, Florida

    Hike Little Manatee River Loop

    5.0
    6.5 mi
    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 those facilities are nonexistent at the outside-th...
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  • Clearwater, Florida

    Photograph a Gulf Coast Sunset at Clearwater Beach

    5.0
    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 people-watching, and best of all some of the most...
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  • Lithia, Florida

    Hike the Alafia River State Park Trail

    4.0
    3.6 mi / 75 ft gain
    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 share the trail one way or another. It would be wis...
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  • Saint Petersburg, Florida

    Exploring the Ruins of Fort Dade

    5.0
    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.The island ferry departs from Fort De Soto State ...
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  • Anna Maria, Florida

    Catch the Sunrise at Rod & Reel Pier

    5.0
    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 pier which has plenty of space of park. Another opt...
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  • Anna Maria, Florida

    Catch the Sunset at Bean Point

    5.0
    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 beach front is usually less busy and populated than th...
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  • Holmes Beach, Florida

    Hike Holmes Beach

    6 mi / 0 ft gain
    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 Snowy Egrets lining the shoreline is commonplace. Whi...
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  • Weeki Wachee, Florida

    Paddle the Weeki Wachee River

    4.2
    The Weeki Wachee River begins its 7.4-mile journey at the world famous Weeki Wachee spring. Named by the Seminole Indians who inhabited the land around the body of water in the early 1800s, Weeki Wachee means “winding river” or “little spring.” One of Florida’s 33 first magnitude springs, the und...
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  • Sarasota, Florida

    Deep Hole Trail

    4.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    Tucked in the Myakka Wilderness, along the Myakka River, is Deep Hole. After hiking through expansive Florida dry prairie and hammocks of ancient trees draped with spanish moss, you come to a large sinkhole, 200 ft across and 130 ft deep. During the dry season it is home to hundreds of american a...
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