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St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach is Pinellas County's busiest beach. With white sand to blue waters decorated with surfboards, sailboards, and sailboats makes a paradise for all.There is a lot of action around with water-sports equipment available for rent. You can even charter a boat for a fishing expedition. Directions: Take the Howard Frankland Bridge to I-275 South to 682 West. Cross the Pinellas Bayway (toll) to Gulf Boulevard. St. Pete Beach is off Gulf Boulevard.Take the Howard Frankland Bridge to I-275 South to 682 West. Cross the Pinellas Bayway (toll) to Gulf Boulevard. St. Pete Beach is off Gulf Boulevard.

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Sandy Key Park

Sand Key Park is great swimming and fishing. A rock wall protects the beach and makes the water perfect for swimming. Directions: Take the Howard Frankland Bridge to Roosevelt Boulevard. Go west to Bay Drive and cross the Bellair Causeway. Turn right on Gulf Blvd. Sand Key is off Gulf Boulevard, south of Clearwater Beach.Take the Howard Frankland Bridge to Roosevelt Boulevard. Go west to Bay Drive and cross the Bellair Causeway. Turn right on Gulf Blvd. Sand Key is off Gulf Boulevard, south of Clearwater Beach.

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Clearwater Beach

A long four mile stretch of white sandy beach with a lot of outdoor entertainment. You can rent a boat or water sports equipment. There is two fishing piers that are always an attraction to visitors and residents. Festivals and fairs held here throughout the year provide a great source of entertainment and activity. Directions: Take Courtney Campbell Causeway west to Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. Get on the garden Memorial Causeway and cross Clearwater harbour to Clearwater Beach.Take Courtney Campbell Causeway west to Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. Get on the garden Memorial Causeway and cross Clearwater harbour to Clearwater Beach.

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The Port of Tampa is located in a port of town that doesn't have very many services near by. It has an easy embarkation debarkation process but there are few parking lots so if you drive there you have to park a little far away and get a ride to the terminal. Overall it is a really nice port and can have up to 2 ships in port at a time.

Jun 12, 2014
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Port of Tampa
The Seaport Street Terminal
651 Channelside Drive
Terminal #2
Tampa, Florida 33602

The Seaport Street Terminal is located in an area referred to as the Garrison Seaport Center and is adjacent to the Florida Aquarium.

Travel Time: 15 miles from the Tampa International Airport; travel time is approximately 20 minutes.


Directions to the Port

Traveling from the North
•    I-75 south to I-4 west -OR- I-275 south to I-4 east.
•    Take Exit 1 - sign will read: Port of Tampa/Ybor City.
•    Take 21st Street south.
•    Turn right on East Adamo Drive/Highway 60.
•    East Adamo Drive/Highway 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street.
•    Bear to the left and follow signs for the Florida Aquarium/Seaport Terminal.
•    After dropping off your luggage at the terminal, the entrance to the parking garage will be on your left.

Traveling from the South
•    I-75 north.
•    Take Crosstown Expressway west (toward Tampa).
•    Take 22nd Street north exit - sign will read: Port of Tampa/Ybor City.
•    Take 22nd Street north.
•    Turn left on East Adamo Drive/Highway 60.
•    East Adamo Drive/Highway 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street.
•    Bear to the left and follow signs for the Florida Aquarium/Seaport Terminal
•    After dropping off your luggage at the terminal, the entrance to the parking garage will be on your left.

Traveling from the East
•    I-4 west.
•    Take Exit 1 - sign will read: Port of Tampa/Ybor City.
•    Take 21st Street south.
•    Turn right on East Adamo Drive/Highway 60.
•    East Adamo Drive/Highway 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street.
•    Bear to the left and follow signs for the Florida Aquarium/Seaport Terminal.
•    After dropping off your luggage at the terminal, the entrance to the parking garage will be on your left.

Traveling from the West - Tampa International Airport
•    I-275 North (stay in right lane).
•    Take I-4 East.
•    Take Exit 1 - sign will read: Port of Tampa/Ybor City.
•    Take 21st Street south.
•    Turn right on East Adamo Drive/Highway 60.
•    East Adamo Drive/Highway 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street.
•    Bear to the left and follow signs for the Florida Aquarium/Seaport Terminal.
•    After dropping off your luggage at the terminal, the entrance to the parking garage will be on your left.


Parking: $14.00 per day (rates subject to change by the Port Authority)
•    Covered Parking Garage.
•    Full payment due upon entering the garage.
•    Accepted forms of payment: U.S Dollars; Major Credit Cards; Traveler's Checks.
•    No advance reservations required.
•    Valet parking is available for an additional charge; rates are posted at the terminal.
•    Handicap Parking available with proof of valid permit.
•    Oversized vehicles will be charged per space, per day.
•    For more parking information, contact: 813-905-5072
 

Tampa Overview

The recorded history of the Port of Tampa dates from 1832,when a military garrison was established. Early in the 20th Century, the main channel was widened and deepened. Today the Port is Florida’s largest deepwater seaport, handing nearly 4,000 vessels a year with over 50 million tons of cargo, and six cruise ships departing during the winter months. By 2006, one million passengers are expected to cruise from this Port to exotic ports in Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond.
Mean temperature is 72.2 degrees F., minimum 62.8 degrees F and maximum of 81.6 degrees F. Annual rainfall is 51.57 inches. On average there are 91 days with thundershowers, occurring mostly in the late afternoonsin June through September. The prevailing direction of winds is from the east.
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge spans lower Tampa Bay and has a vertical clearance of 175 feet and a central span clearance of 875 feet. This is the only bridge ships must clear inorder to reach the docks.
Attractions in the immediate area of the Port are the Florida Aquarium and the St. Pete Times Forum which is the home of he National Hockey League team the Tampa Bay Lightning, and which hosts a variety of types of entertainment. The ever expanding Channelside District with tourist information, restaurants, shops, movie and IMAX theatres is adjacent to Terminal 2 at the Port.

 

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