Fort DeSoto..., Tampa
when in the tampa area a great place to visit are the pinellas county beaches. fort de soto county park is a beautiful oasis in the tampa-st. pete metropolitain urban sprawl. fort de soto park offers a beautitul unspoiled beach, historic fort desoto, camping, fishing, and a ferry to edgmont key state park. fort de soto park is located on the southern most tip of the pinellas peninsula in south saint petersburg. from downtown tampa take I-275 across tampa bay then south past downtown saint petersburg. exit I-275 at pinellas bayway to terra verde. the address is 3500 pinellas bay way south.
Make sure to visit Fort DeSoto at the southern tip of Pinellas County. There's a cool fort dating from the Spanish occupation of Florida to explore, as well as plenty of beaches and camping areas. We had my oldest son's first birthday there in 1998.