Where to Skate Around Tampa Bay

Bayshore Boulevard

Known as the World' s Longest Sidewalk, The Bayshore borders Tampa Bay for 4.5 miles without a break. Frequented by joggers, skaters, walkers, and bikers, the scenic, and sometimes busy, venue is quite a meeting place for athletic people. Skaters branch off of The Bayshore onto Davis Islands and Hyde Park (find Joffery's , skater friendly to date, for outrageous coffees and desserts) and can access Downtown after a tricky bridge crossing on Platt St.

As a sidewalk, it does have the expansion cracks, so get used to the click-click-click, but it is off the road, and the scenery is quite nice.

From it's most southern point, a short skate on a regular sidewalk gives one access to Ballast Point, which offers a skatable fisherman's pier, Italian Ice's and an array of homeless cats very willing to take your catch away from you, if you aren't paying attention!

 

Courtney Campbell Causeway

This causeway spans the top of Tampa Bay, connecting an area called Rocky Point, on the Tampa side, to Pinellas County. At times barely wide enough for the highway, it is a long stretch , with access roads on either side, for fisherman and boaters...these access roads have been recently re-paved! This is where we skate!!

Steer clear of the dead fish, and you'll have a scenic skate right on the water!. When skating WEST from Rocky Point, you can loop under the Big Bridge, and head back, for a 6 mile round trip. NOTE: the EAST bound lane on the South side of the causeway will NOT take you all the way back to Rocky Point without getting on the actual highway. Check this out from your car prior to skating it so you are not surprised!

You can also cross the Big Bridge (walking is recommended), and continue WEST to the next Bridge. There IS a turnaround under it, too, but not quite so smooth

Distances:

 Other areas 

 

Flatwoods Natural Park-Tampa

Friendship Trail

Ft. DeSoto Park-Pinellas

Pinellas Trail

Sarasota Beaches

Withlacoochee State Trail

West Orange Trail (Near Orlando)

 

 

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