One of the best ways to beat the summer heat in South Tampa is to head to the various beaches nearby. From Picnic Island to Ben T. Davis Beach, there are miles of white sand shores to enjoy the Florida sun. If you’re headed to the beaches in South Tampa, here are the Top Five Items You Should Bring.

Lounge Chairs and Umbrellas

There’s nothing better than soaking up the summer sun and digging your feet into the sugar sand at the beach. When headed to the beach, be sure to bring a lounge chair so that you can sit comfortably and an umbrella for a little extra shade.


If you’ve been up north all winter, and are not used to the sun, be sure to pack enough sunscreen to get you through the day. If you’re planning on swimming, bring water-proof sunscreen to ensure skin safety.

The average temperature in South Tampa is 71°F in the winter months and 86°F in the summer, meaning you get to enjoy the tropical weather all year long. Not to mention, Tampa sees about 246 sunny days a year, so you’ll rarely miss a beach day because of the weather.


A day at the beach would be incomplete without packing a cooler. When headed to the shores of your favorite South Tampa beaches, make sure you pack your favorite tropical drinks, plenty of water, and all your favorite snacks. Whether it’s fresh watermelon or a homemade sandwich, don’t forget a full cooler so you spend the entire day in the sand.

As you pack your cooler, we’d encourage you to consider reusable water bottles thereby doing your part to protect the pristine South Tampa shores and wildlife.

Beach Attire

Whether you’re on vacation or a regular beachgoer. everyone needs a go-to beach outfit. When preparing for a day on the beach, don’t forget to bring your sunglasses to enjoy the views, a sunhat to stay cool, a swimsuit to enjoy the refreshing water and a towel to dry off with.

If you’re looking for a few new beach duds, South Tampa is home to plenty of shopping areas such as Hyde Park Village, Henderson Boulevard Mall, and International Plaza where you can find all your favorite new beachwear.

Beach Bag

With all the above, you’re going to need a beach bag to bring your goodies to the shore. Our favorite beach bags are the ones that are designed specifically for the beach.

If you’re planning to pack your phone or camera, it will be helpful to bring an additional sealed dry bag that will protect anything you don’t want to get wet or sandy.

Live at Altura Bayshore

For those who love the Florida sunshine and the soothing sounds of gently lapping waves, discover the new luxury high-rise – Altura Bayshore.

Altura Bayshore is the new residential development that is just steps away from Bayshore Boulevard and is just a short drive away from South Tampa’s most famous beaches.

Now under construction, this 23-story high-rise offers waterfront views of Hillsborough Bay. Designed with 67 residences and 6 penthouses ranging from 2,403 to 3,848 square feet, owners will love the generously designed, open-concept living areas with breathtaking high-rise views.

Not to mention Altura is designed with resort-style amenities that are sure to amaze. These amenities start on the private rooftop amenity deck on the 24th floor. The deck is equipped with a large pool complete with lap lanes and a sun shelf, trellis-covered spa, private shade cabanas, covered bar area with BBQ grills, private clubroom, and more.

On the 4th floor, residents will be able to enjoy pickleball courts, a putting green, a half-court for basketball, a dog park, and a plethora of other opportunities to make the most of their day, even if it’s not at the beach.

For more information on Altura Bayshore contact the sales team at (813) 492-2420 or visit


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