Explore West Central Florida

Fish in Tampa Bay, or relax on famous beaches in Clearwater, St. Pete, and Sarasota.

Find outdoor adventures at parks or beaches on the Florida Suncoast.

The diversity of adventurous opportunities in west central Florida knows no bounds! Tampa Bay is full of places to explore by paddling through mangroves or, at certain times of year, fishing for Tarpon. Meanwhile, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Sarasota are home to some of the most popular and scenic beaches in the entire country.

Try kayaks or standup paddle boards or local rivers, hike through state parks, unwind on sandy shores, or fish in this destination for anglers. Species you’ll find include Black Drum, Cobia, Jack, Redfish, Shark, Snapper, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Sea Trout. At the right time of year, you can even try Scalloping on the grass flats of Crystal River - a truly unique ‘Old Florida’ experience!

Outdoor Activities in West Central Florida

  • Bay Fishing
  • Shark Fishing Experience
  • Tarpon Fishing
  • Sandbar Fun Day
  • Saltwater Fly Fishing
  • Nighttime Bowfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Gulf Fishing
  • Scalloping Experience
  • Chassahowitzka Fish Camp

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