Beaches in Hillsborough County Florida - great for saltwater fishing

Hillsborough County, Florida




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The traditional definition of beach is one that does not fit Hillsborough County well. There are places to relax in the sand that are on one of the many bays located within the county, Crashing waves, long and wide open beaches is not what one should expect, although one can find solitude, sunnning, recreation and decent swimming opportunities. Enjoy the following for what they are.

Cypress Point Park
5620 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

GPS27° 57'04.32" N    82° 32'32.62" W
( Entrance )


Park amenities include, beach access ( on Old Tampa Bay ), ample parking, ADA accessibility, bicycle racks, benches, a boardwalk, restrooms, a canoe launch, grills and picnic pavilions.

Ben T. Davis Beach
7650 West Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607

GPS 27° 58'07.10" N    82° 34'22.33" W
( Entrance )


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Davis Island

E.G. Simmons Park
2401 19th Avenue Northwest
Ruskin, FL 33570

Hours: Spring/Summer 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fall/Winter 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Phone: 813-671-7655

GPS 27° 44'07.32" N    82° 27'50.82" W
( Entrance off 19th Ave. )


Picnic Island
7404 Picnic Island Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33616
The above address is in an industrial area.
Follow Picnic Island Boulevard back to park area.


NOAA Old Port Tampa 8726607

Useful Links

Florida Saltwater Fishing RegulationsSafe Handling of Self Caught Seafood
Tide Charts: Tampa Bay &
Boca Ciega Bay
Saltwater Fish Species of Florida
Videos of Fishing KnotsSeafood Recipes
Fishing Calendar for the Gulf of Mexico

Beaches in Hillsborough County Florida
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Areas in Hillsborough County Florida include; Apollo Beach, Balm, Bloomingdale, Brandon, Carrollwood, Cheval, Citrus Park, Dover, East Lake-Orient Park, Egypt Lake-Leto, Fish Hawk, Gibsonton, Keystone, Lake Magdalene, Lutz, Mango, Northdale, Palm River- Clair Mel, Pebble Creek, Plant City, Progress Village, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Sun City Center, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Town 'n' Country, University, Valrico, Westchase and Wimauma.
Areas of Salt and Brackish Water Hillsborough County Florida include; Alafia River, Bull Frog Creek, Broad Creek, Cockroach Bay, Coon Hammock Creek, Dick Creek, Double Branch Creek, East Bay, Garrison Channel, Hillsborough Bay, Hillsborough River, Little Manatee River, McKay Bay, Old Tampa Bay, Piney Point Creek, Rocky Creek, Ruskin Inlet, Seddon Channel, Sparkman Channel, Tampa Bay & Tampa Bay Channel.

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