11 Aug Sand, Sun and Gulf Beaches Living
The Gulf Beaches on Tampa Bay’s sunny and spectacular Gulf Coast are home to award-winning beaches, restaurants, shopping and entertainment … and some of the most sought after waterfront properties in the area.
Beach front properties, island communities and intercoastal views alike delight Gulf Beaches homeowners who work, live and play in this Topical Paradise.
Here are a few of the communities where Devonshire Custom Homes is making dreams come true for Gulf Beaches custom home owners:
Approximately 2.65 miles of re-nourished sandy beaches, Indian Shores lies just south of Indian Rocks beach, and is a spirited small town community of about 1500 residents. With the addition of winter residents, the population grows to over 5000. The town hosts a variety of shops, restaurants, and accommodations including motels, condos, and time-shares.
The community is the proud host to the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, a non-profit organization dedicated to the “rescue, repair, recuperation and potential release” of rehabilitated, sick and injured wild birds that are native to the Gulf coast of Pinellas county.
Incorporated in 1955, Redington Shores is a 1.19-mile long gulf beach community. From the first glimmer of sunrise over the Boca Ciega Bay until it spectacular sunsets slipping into the Gulf of Mexico, Redington Shores delights visitors and residents enjoying its wide white sandy beaches, natural beauty, wildlife, fishing, boating, parks, and quiet soothing relaxation.
Home to many permanent residents this community offers the beauty of the beach, Intracoastal Waterway, some of the finest restaurants in the area, and the Redington Long Pier which extends more than 1,021 feet into the Gulf of Mexico, and is open 24 hours a day.
Located midway between Clearwater to the north and St. Pete Beach to the south, Redington Shores is just 45 minutes from the Tampa International Airport.
North Redington Beach
North Redington Beach is a quaint collection of local shops, restaurants, and an eclectic mixture of waterfront single family, multi-family residences, and private resorts fronting on both the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway.
Nestled on the pristine Gulf Beaches between the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Boca Ciega Bay, North Redington Beach is a delightful place for permanent and seasonal homeowners.
Redington Beach is a small beach town of approximately 1,700 people bordered by North Redington Beach to the north, Madeira Beach to the south, the Intracoastal Waterway on the east, and the Gulf of Mexico on the west.
As with all the Gulf Beaches it draws tourists, but the sandy shores of Redington Beach are primarily meant for those who call this town home. Here you will find Key West and Mediterranean style mansions, one-story Florida-style homes, beach cottages, and luxury condominiums and villas.
Redington Beach is named for Charles Redington, who built the first home here in 1935.
Newspaper accounts say that Mr. Redington looked at the waterfront property and envisioned another Miami Beach. He ultimately bought 1,700 feet of Gulf frontage that ultimately became the Town of North Redington Beach. As people moved into the stretch of beach, they congregated in three different neighborhoods that eventually took on their own identities, and were incorporated”. By the mid-1950s, the town lines were drawn as they are today.
Whether your dining style is beach casual or elegant night-on-the-town, there’s a fabulous restaurant waiting to serve you a stunning water view and a mouthwatering meal in the myriad of Gulf Beaches restaurants. Looking for some suggestions? Use the link below from Visit St. Petersburg / Clearwater.
There is no shortage of excellent shopping on the Gulf Beaches. Specialty shops and boutiques await you throughout the Gulf Beaches area. Here are a few links to shopping in the area:
There is always something happening in the Gulf Beaches. Events in the area provide entertainment for residents and visitors alike. These vibrant communities routinely host Arts and Craft Shows, Festivals, Art Exhibitions, and Fairs seem almost every weekend.
Here are a few links from local area cities, Chamber of Commerce’s, and Visitor and Convention Bureaus for the Gulf Beaches area.
Check out the John’s Pass Seafood Festival
Sunsets at Pier 60
Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
St. Petersburg Clearwater Convention & Visitors Bureau
St. Petersburg Times Calendar
Pinellas County Park Events
City of Clearwater Calendar of Events
Things to Do
Looking for things to keep you busy along the Gulf Beaches? You’re in luck, there are plenty of options!
- Watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico from the Redington Long Pier.
- Redington Long Pier – 17490 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores
- Catch the sunrise while you sip your coffee on the patio at Gypsy Souls Coffeehouse.
- Gypsy Souls Coffeehouse – 17465 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores
- Redington Shores locals say Wahoo’s Waterside Pub & Patio serves the freshest fish on the beach.
- Wahoo’s Waterside Pub & Patio – 17801 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores
- Kenny’s Korner Inn is a favorite for breakfast on the beach.
- Kenny’s Korner Inn – 17702 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores
- Invite your friends and family over for a cookout and challenge them to a game of shuffleboard at Constitution Park.
- Constitution Park – 18214 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores
- Bring a book, or a tablet, to read at Del Bello Park.
- Del Bello Park – 17925 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores
- Thelma Spritzer Park is a favorite place for families with small children to go.
- Thelma Spitzer Park – corner of 176th Avenue and 176 Terrace Drive, Redington Shores
- Have a nice day splashing in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Take your boat out on the Intracoastal Waterway.
- Moon Park is a quiet place to chat with friends, read a book, or just sit in silence while you listen to the waves hit the shore.
- Moon Park – Gulf Blvd. & 157th Ave., Redington Beach
- Friendship Park is often home to community events where you can get to know your Redington Beach neighbors.
- Friendship Park – 164th Ave. & 2nd St., Redington Beach
If those options are not enough, here are a few links to Gulf Beaches events and things to do:
If the Gulf Beaches communities sound like the right neighborhood for your custom home building project, use the handy button below to set up a free consultation with us to learn more about the neighborhood and our expertise in building custom homes in this neighborhood. You can also learn more about schools in the area using the school locator button.