Tierra Verde is a deed restricted community located on the southernmost tip of Pinellas County, Florida. The community includes the subdivisions of Entrada, Monte Cristo, Pinellas Bayway, Sands Point, East Shore and West Shore.
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.