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best beaches near tampa for familes

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best beaches near tampa for familes

Our children are 8 & 9 and we have airline tickets already to Tampa,FL in April to spend a week . We plan on renting a condo but are not sure which beach area to stay at. We want to be able to stay right on the beach and be within walking distance, of shops and resturants l. We have been looking at Treasure Island,, and have heard St. John's pass is quiet and has a nice boardwalk.

I am not opposed to driving a little farther south if it means the beaches are that much nicer.

We also welcome suggestions on places to visit while in the Tampa area.

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1. Re: best beaches near tampa for familes

Check out Siesta Key in Sarasota. If you go there, must do Mote Marine Aquarium. St. Armand's Circle. Ringling Museum perhaps.

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2. Re: best beaches near tampa for familes

A personal favorite of mine is Indian Rocks Beach; however, it does not necessarily have shops and restaurants within walking distance for the whole length of the beach.

BTW, it is John's Pass, no Saint.

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3. Re: best beaches near tampa for familes

A few things to do in Tampa with the kids:

Busch Gardens, Museum of Science and Industry, Big Cat Rescue tour, Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and Children's Place.

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4. Re: best beaches near tampa for familes

Netto,

Check out Treasure Island FL, the beaches at treasure island are

really nice. You can walk to all the resturants, etc. There is also

a kids park, with swings, slides and a snack bar halfway dwon the

beac walk.

Real close to Johns Pass, take the kids on the pirate boat trip, they

will love it!

Ellen

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5. Re: best beaches near tampa for familes

I would also recommend Honey moon island. Here is a link:

floridastateparks.org/honeymoonisland/defaul…

On a side note, where in WI are you from? We are originally from MA. We lived in Safety Harbor (across the bay from Tampa) for 7 years. Then we moved to Suamico WI for a year from July 2005 to July 2006, then moved back here. We have 4 kids ages 13,11,10 & 4. If you give me an idea of what your kids like to do I can suggest some things.

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6. Re: best beaches near tampa for familes

Check out Sandpiper Suites on St Pete Beach

Website is www.justletgo.com

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