Tierra Verde

Tierra Verde is listed as the Traveler's Choice 2023 Best of the Best Trending Destinations in the United States.

Tierra Verde is listed by TripAdvisor as the Traveler's Choice 2023 Best of the Best Trending Destinations in the United States. And it's no wonder this gem of an island is the people's choice for 2023. Tierra Verde is a super relaxing destination with nature preserves, seaside resorts, and many acclaimed restaurants from seafood (Seaworthy Fish and Bar) to Italian (Tony & Nello's Southern Italian Cuisine & Grille) to the best Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches around (Phila Deli). As a local, I believe Tierra Verde has the best pizza in all of St Pete (DeRusso's NY Style Pizzeria)! 

It's a five-minute drive from the bustling St Pete beach to TV, but Tierra Verde provides plenty of nightlife on the island and live music most nights at Island Grille Raw Bar and Tiki hut. Another popular night spot is Billy's Stone Crab with live dancing music weekend nights, rooftop bar with live music and a sports bar. If you don't want the night to end wander across the parking lot to Smuggler's Tavern, a friendly neighborhood sports bar (nicknamed "Smuggs 4 One" by locals). If you're looking for a kids-friendly restaurant the Jolly Rogers is a fun Buccaneer themed bar and grille. Kids of all ages are welcome at all restaurants in Tierra Verde. 

Tierra Verde is a deed restricted community located on the southernmost tip of Pinellas County, Florida.  The community includes the subdivisions of Monte Cristo, Entrada, Pinellas Bayway, Sands Point, Oceanview Dr (West Shore), Sunset Point at Collany Key and East Shore. The single-family homes in Tierra Verde range from $400,000 to $14,500,000.  Townhouses, villas and condos along Pinellas Bayway range in pricing from $300,000 to $3,450,000.  Many homes in Tierra Verde have water views and water access to the Intracoastal of Tampa Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. 

Tierra Verde Island is located near the entrance of Tampa Bay, and is connected by the bridges of the Pinellas Bayway to both St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. At the southern end of Tierra Verde is Fort De Soto, a county park.  Ft. Desoto Park is the largest park within Pinellas County Park system, consisting of 1136 acres made up on five interconnected islands. My favorite is Sand Dollar Island (Bunces Pass), nicknamed Sand Dollar Island by locals and visitors because of the number of sand dollars that wash up on shore. Visit Ft Desoto Park and its pristine beaches, trails, historic fort and popular campground. Tierra Verde is celebrated for its waterfront views, boating community and local gathering spots and restaurants. 

Tierra Verde is known for its vast residential community with high-end single-family homes and luxury condominiums. It also serves as the gateway to the award-winning beach, Fort DeSoto.  Fort DeSoto is located south of downtown Tierra Verde and was rated America’s Top Beach. Fort DeSoto features rare, pristine, white sandy beaches along with unadulterated wildlife, plants, and birds. Along with a 1,136-acre park complete with hiking trails, a large campsite, and a popular fishing pier, Fort DeSoto offers a stunning glimpse of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, particularly during twilight hours, just as the sun is about to set.  Bring your pets and kids! Ft DeSoto has a dog beach and allows overnight camping. The Marriott Residence is also a favorite resort hotel located at Port 32 and walking distance to restaurants. I took this sunset photo from the Marriot's 7th floor roof top bar. (and I'm not a professional photographer, the sunsets are that awesome!)

If you're looking for day adventures visit Explore Tierra Verde on Trip Advisor or drop me a text, email, or call and I'll be happy to give you some helpful tips of what to do when visiting. If you're looking to buy or rent a property in Tierra Verde give me a call, text or email. And I'll be happy to help out! 

Tierra Verde Community Association

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