Amazing weather. Epic beaches. Unreal scenery. Florida brings the awesome year-round. It’s why snowbirds love it here so much. But with so much adventure to choose from on this stretch of the Gulf Coast, packing it all into just a few months can be a challenge. Here are five can’t-miss activities for Tarpon Springs snowbirds.
Break Out Your Surfboard
When in Florida, you must surf. The Gulf Coast’s white-sand beaches are home to some solid surf breaks. Sunset Beach, Honeymoon Island, Clearwater Beach, and Anclote Island are a few options near Tarpon Springs. Make it a road trip and head to Florida’s east coast for some truly epic waves.
Paddleboard the Gulf
Looking for a little relaxation with a workout on the side? Grab your paddleboard and explore the Gulf Coast. Go it alone or sync up with a local guide company for a tour. Fred Howard Park is a fun low-key spot that’s popular with locals.
Windsurf Fred Howard Park
Speaking of Fred Howard Park, it’s also an awesome spot to go windsurfing. Whether you’re a pro and have all your own gear or you find a local guide to lead the way, it’s one of the best places around to catch some gusts.
Take the Plunge
Explore the colorful underwater seascape off Tarpon Springs with a scuba diving adventure. Tarpon Springs is home to some epic diving spots. Catch a glimpse at sea anemones, sponge, coral, and all sorts of other sea creatures. Tarpon Reef, Blue Grotto, Harvey’s Ledge, Army Tanks, The Crane, and Dolphin Ledge are a few spots to check out. If you’re new to diving, be sure to connect with a guide. There are a ton of local companies in the area.
Kayak the Pinellas County Blueways
Get your kayak and check out the diverse shoreline that makes up the Pinellas County Blueways Paddling Trail. This extensive system serves up a close look at the marine habitat and wildlife along the coast. Maybe you’ll even spot a manatee. The experience varies depending on where you launch from, of course. Some popular launch spots include Spring Cavern near Howard Park, Anclote Key Lighthouse, and the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.
Make It Happen With StorQuest
Don’t have room for all that gear at home? No sweat. StorQuest Self Storage in Tarpon Springs can help. Keep all your Florida adventure gear organized with a self storage unit. Whether you’re storing a surfboard or two or your full windsurfing setup, we’re here to help you make room for more awesome in your life.