Whether you’re an out-of-state visitor, seasonal snowbird, or lifelong resident, everyone knows that spending Christmas in the sand is the pinnacle of luxury living. In Tampa Florida, those fortunate enough to spend their holiday season in the Sunshine State get the privilege of trading snow boots for sandals and winter coats for sundresses as the area experiences some of its best weather of the year. If you’re planning on spending Christmas in the sand, here are the best beaches near South Tampa.
Ben T. Davis Beach
One of the best beaches near South Tampa is Ben T. Davis Beach. This white sand beach on Tampa Bay is the first glimpse of sand for travelers coming into Tampa International Airport. Not only is it a sight for sore eyes, but it’s also an attraction for daily activities. With boat ramps, picnic shelters, grills, concessions and more, beachgoers can enjoy a perfect day right outside of South Tampa.
Cypress Point Park
Cypress Point Park is the one of the best places for visitors of all ages to enjoy. This beach is an elegant combination of Florida greenery, white-sanded shores and skyline views. It’s designed with walking/biking trails, sand volleyball courts, a playground, disc golf course and picnic shelters for everyone’s enjoyment. Here you can enjoy all the outdoor activities that you miss when living in the Northern states in December.
Davis Islands Seaplane Basin
Davis Island is undoubtfully a local favorite. Surrounded by the Hillsborough Bay, beachgoers can enjoy skyline views, sunset sights and if you’re lucky enough, you may catch prop planes and helicopters landing just a couple of blocks away on the island. This gorgeous quant-sized beach area is a getaway for those looking for a private day on the water. It’s an ideal place to kayak, canoe, fish and even to bring your furry friend to the dog beach located at the end of the island.
Picnic Island is known as a South Tampa “hidden gem.” This beach overlooking Old Tampa Bay is the perfect place to spend an afternoon on the beach and to watch a breathtaking sunset. This beach has been designed with an outdoor Energi Total Body Fitness System, a canoe and kayak launch, restrooms with changing areas, sand volleyball courts, disc golf course, playground and of course a white sand beach.
If you’re wanting to spend Christmas in the sand, maybe it’s time to make South Tampa your new home. Do so in the area’s newest luxury high-rise, Altura Bayshore.
Altura Bayshore is taking South Tampa to new heights as this 23-story gorgeous skyrise undergoes construction and overlooks Hillsborough Bay and the Downtown Tampa skyline. Owners will enjoy Altura’s world-class floorplans, amenities and features as it offers spacious living with unparalleled views.
With amenities that act as a year-long Christmas gift, such as a rooftop pool, pickleball courts, bocce courts, a putting green, a half-court for basketball, a dog park and a professionally equipped fitness center and more, residents will love every season at Altura Bayshore.
For those spending the holidays here, Altura Bayshore offers residents access to its one-of-a-kind rooftop clubroom. This luxurious amenity offers sky-high waterfront views as well as a rooftop swimming pool, bar and more. Host all your holiday parties 23-stories in the air.
This resort-style project has been designed in such a way that every residence has private elevator foyers and unparalleled views. Priced from the mid $1 millions to over $3 million, this exciting new project is now under construction.
For more information on Altura Bayshore and how you can spend the holidays in the sand, visit alturabayshore.com.