Featured Tierra Verde Activities
Discover the Islands of Tierra Verde
Home to a bustling boating community, unmatched waterfront views and renowned Fort De Soto Park, Tierra Verde is celebrated for its water activities, island hopping and laid back beach lifestyle that draws visitors from far and wide. Local restaurants, friendly residents and pristine beaches add to the charm of this southern community. Lighthouses, barrier islands and wildlife are popular attractions in the area, and it’s easy to make a day trip to nearby St. Petersburg. Read on for information about the many things to do on a trip to Tierra Verde.
While Tierra Verde used to be just a collection of undeveloped islands used by Native Americans and pirates, today the area is a must-visit destination for boating enthusiasts and beachgoers looking for a quiet getaway. Originally built as a defensive military position, Fort De Soto State Park is a beautiful wildlife refuge set on five islands with ruins of the original fort that can still be explored. The park offers miles of beaches (including a dog beach!) as well as fishing piers and a campsite. Boat and jet ski rentals are popular Tierra Verde activities that give you the freedom to explore these islands on your own.
Apart from being a stunning place to spend time, Tierra Verde offers easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida, including Pass-a-Grille Beach and St. Pete Beach. Plus, it’s just a few minutes away from downtown St. Petersburg, where you can head into town to enjoy museums, restaurants, and shops.
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