Gulfport is a suburb of St Petersburg on the central western, Gulf Coast, of Florida. This artsy place has long been popular with artisans because of the great light and fabulous scenery and now it’s also a popular holiday destination as more and more people are discovering what self catering accommodation in Gulfport has to offer.
Gulfport may be a suburb but it has plenty of things to see and do and is very well situated to make the most of the St Petersburg and Tampa area of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Like many other destinations in this popular part of Florida the beach always plays an important part in any holiday. Lovely sandy beaches and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico await visitors to self catering accommodation in Gulfport. When not relaxing on the beach or enjoying a swim you can take part in all manner of water sports nearby, or travel a little further away and enjoy the endless beaches of the Gulf Coast including Clearwater, Treasure Island and St Pete Beach.
The appealing community of Gulfport has everything you need including restaurants, bars and shops so there’s no need to travel far if you want to enjoy a meal out.
Self catering accommodation in Gulfport really is well situated to enjoy all that the Gulf Coast has to offer. The city centre of St Petersburg is just a few minutes drive away and has many attractions including the Salvador Dali Museum and St Petersburg Pier where you can see the HMS Bounty used in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Tampa is only a little further away and the theme park Busch Gardens can be reached in less than an hour.
The Gulf Coast is renowned for its lovely warm weather that allows self catering accommodation in Gulfport to be enjoyed throughout the year. There’s a humid subtropical climate with the average monthly high temperature never dipping below a pleasant 21C (70F)! Summer is the rainy season, and also the hottest time of year, but rainfall does not usually fall long enough each day to dampen a good holiday!
With Tampa International Airport just 30 minutes drive away self catering accommodation in Gulfport is easy to get to. Tampa International Airport is flown to by British Airways direct from London Gatwick, or there are numerous American national airlines who offer indirect flights to choose from as an alternative.