Holidays to Gulf Coast Beaches

Holidays to Gulf Coast Beaches

Holidays to the Gulf Coast are all about having fun in the sun, relaxing and forgetting your worries. The sprawling stretches of white sand beaches, tall palm trees swaying in the breeze and untamed wilderness have earned the area the nickname 'Paradise Coast'. Explore 1,200km of coastline, stopping off to explore the charming little beach towns of Clearwater and St. Petersburg along the way or head south for Longboat Key and Naples for fine dining and shopping. Book a luxury Gulf Coast holiday and choose from a number of elegant resorts in Naples, St. Petersburg or the secluded island of Captiva. The hotels and resorts along the Gulf Coast resorts boast great dining, shopping and sunbathing, as well as art galleries, museums and theatres.

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Gulf Coast Beaches Travel Information

There are daily flights between UK airports and Tampa, Florida

  • Currency: US Dollar 
  • Time difference: GMT -5 
  • Flight from UK: 10 hours 
  • Visa: Yes - ESTA is required prior to travel 
  • Language: English 
  • National drink: Beer 
  • National dish: Seafood

Travel Tips & Advice for Gulf Coast Beaches

Gulf Coast Beaches Activities

Looking to do more than lie on your beach towel and swim in the sea on your luxury holiday to the Gulf Coast? Book a glass-bottom boat tour, head out into the sea for deep-sea sport fishing, spend a day at Busch Gardens Theme Park in Tampa for a little family fun, or try your hand at parasailing, snorkelling or scuba diving.

Gulf Coast Beaches Food & Drink

Dining along the Gulf Coast is dominated by fresh produce and seafood, which serve as mainstays on every restaurant menu in the area. Expect to see shrimp, blue crab and oysters on the menu, with inspiration coming from Spain, Italy, Cuba, Mexico andAsia.

Gulf Coast Beaches Attractions

While many of the town's along Florida's Gulf Coast are small, they make up for size with a vibrant art, theatre and cultural scene. If in St. Petersburg, make a visit to the Salvador Dali Museum or the Chihuly Gallery, a permanent glass exhibition in the downtown of the city. If you're more of a nature lover, make your way to Clearwater for dolphin and whale-watching opportunities.

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