Sunshine Skyway Bridge - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Sunshine Skyway Bridge
A cable-stayed bridge spanning the Lower Tampa Bay connecting St. Petersburg, Florida to Terra Ceia. The current Sunshine Skyway opened in 1987 and is the second bridge of that name on the site.
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Sunshine Skyway Bridge
0.01km from Sunshine Skyway Bridge
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is an iconic symbol of Hillsborough County Completed in 1987, this bridge stands across a four-mile span of Tampa Bay and is a beautiful sighting at sunrise or sunset. A cable-stayed bridge with several concrete piers, it also boasts a unique curved shape with fans for extra support, making it a creative engineering masterpiece as well as an eye-catching structure.
Fort De Soto Park
6.35km from Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Fort De Soto Park is a tropical paradise to explore with numerous attractions. Spanning over 1,050 acres, the park offers miles of picturesque shoreline perfect for swimming around the artificial islands and fishing off the piers. Visitors can also go kayaking or canoeing around the estuaries. Other great activities include camping, canoe races, bird watching tours and history discovery runs.
Fort De Soto Park
6.36km from Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Fort De Soto Park is the perfect location for a variety of outdoor activities. Not only does the park provide picnicking areas and playgrounds, but it also has miles of trails for hiking, biking, and kayaking. Visitors to the 1,136-acre coastal paradise can relax along seven miles of white sand beaches or explore the shores by swimming or fishing from two large piers. Traveling further inland reveals freshwater ponds and salt marshes filled with birds and other local wildlife.
Skyway Fishing Pier State Park
6.97km from Sunshine Skyway Bridge
This is a popular fishing spot for anglers of all ages. With 4,000 feet of elevated pier stretching over Tampa Bay, visitors can expect to be able to take dramatic photos of sunrises and sunsets in addition to catching some fish as they explore the area. The waters here are rich in snook, tarpon, mackerel, redfish and other species. Amenities at the park include picnic tables and restrooms but no motorized boats or swimming are allowed.
North Beach At Fort DeSoto Park
8.5km from Sunshine Skyway Bridge
North Beach at Fort DeSoto Park in Pinellas County, Florida is a destination for beach lovers from around the world. This unique beach offers a range of activities that are perfect for both families and solo travelers. The most popular activity is swimming in the clear, shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors also enjoy sunbathing on the powder-soft white sand, fishing off the pier, or exploring nearby trails and kayaking through mangrove tunnels.
10.18km from Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Maximo Park, is definitely a great place to spend some time outdoors. Located close to the Gulf of Mexico and other attractions such as John's Pass. In Maximo Park one can take in stunning views of Tampa Bay while enjoying all sorts of activities such as fishing, kayaking, or simply lounging by the beach. With plenty of picnic tables, grills, covered cabanas, and nearby restrooms there are endless ways for visitors to make their stay even more enjoyable.
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