Hello, beachgoers! Greg and Jody are off on another one of their grand adventures, and true to form, they actually found an extra beach to visit in transit to a cruise that will be stopping at a large number of fabulous beaches. Did you know that Cypress Point Park is walk-able from TPA (Tampa International Airport) and a good number of the airport hotels? Granted, Google Maps says it could take a person an hour on foot from the airport. For those of you who would rather do your walking on the actual beach, there’s a bus you can catch from the terminal for $2 each way.
It would appear it’s a lovely location for kicking around at the beach (albeit without your canine friends), as well as plane spotting! According to Tampagov.net, “Cypress Point Park is a relatively undiscovered treasure with a beautiful beach. The park includes a .90-mile asphalt trail and .44 miles of nature trails. Cypress Point Park provides visitors with stunning sunsets, gorgeous beach walks, dunes, beach wildflowers, and fishing opportunities. Park amenities include a bus stop, ample parking, ADA accessibility, bicycle racks, benches, a boardwalk, a canoe launch and picnic pavilions.”
So, ladies and gentlemen, if you have a layover in Tampa and you don’t feel like spending hours and hours inside an airport, you now know that you have the option of popping out for a quick beach trip! I don’t know about you, but when I’m flying long distances, I’ll take any excuse to stretch my legs, and there’s no better place to do that than a good beach.
Do you know any good escape-the-airport layover beaches? We’d love to hear about them! Please drop us a line in the comments, and if we get a good response, I’ll patch together an airport-beaches list for the site. In the meantime, have a great day, hopefully at the beach.