Florida: coast by coast VIII – Gunkholing

The barrier islands separating Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida from the Gulf of Mexico end at Pass-A-Grille, a village on the National Register of Historic Places. Nearby, a road leads across the water to Fort DeSoto, a Pinellas County park with the fort, a campground, a dog park and one of the best beaches in the United States. From there, a ferry takes passengers to Egmont Key and Fort Dade. The two forts protected Tampa Bay even during the Civil War.

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Florida: coast by coast VII – St. Petersburg

From a sleepy 1940s town, famous for its sidewalk benches occupied by senior citizens, St. Petersburg has emerged as a stunning light on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The new Dali Museum, the majestic Vinoy Resort Hotel, as well as the smaller, nationally respected visual and performance art venues, the parks and shops have all contributed to her brilliance.

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