The City of Gulfport has celebrated over 100 years. It encompasses 3 square miles and approximately 12,100 residents. A welcoming waterfront community surrounded by Boca Ciega Bay, Gulfport had a rich history as a vibrant fishing village. Today, Gulfport is known as a beautiful waterfront city filled with a multitude of artists, restaurants and some of the friendliest people in southern Pinellas County.
The beach, overlooking Boca Ciega Bay, features white sand and calm waters. Picnicking, volleyball, kid’s areas, bocce ball and more are favorite pastimes here.
From Gulfport’s website: “Our Clam Bayou Nature Park is a living/breathing estuary full of bird, marine and plant life, and is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Visit Clam Bayou by canoe or kayak, or stroll along walking paths and overlooks. The simple fun of a stroll through Gulfport’s brick-paved streets is one of the best ways to enjoy the local color of cottages, gardens and people. Our historic Casino, on the waterfront, offers events and dancing most every night of the week, and is available for your event. Catherine Hickman Theater hosts popular local and touring productions of plays, musical performances and more.”
We have driven to Gulfport Beach time after time, always passing the small shops on the street. One stood out more than the others, Gulfport Beach Bazaar. From the outside it looked like a place to find all things beachy. A few weeks ago my daughter and I finally stopped in. So glad we did! While they had display after display of beach themed items they also had a good selection of shabby chic and vintage. The Beach Bazaar has over 30 vendors with everything from re-purposed furniture, collectibles, and vintage goodies.
“A fun little BAZAAR in a BIZARRE little town!”
Gulfport Beach Bazaar is located at 3115 Beach Blvd S in Gulfport, Florida 33707.
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 9am to 9pm and Sunday closed through November 1st.
Open till 10pm for the Art Walk and on the First Friday and Third Saturday of each month.
There is also a full service Post Office and open anytime the store is open.
Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of every month, year-round. Parking is always free and free trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas. Pet and family friendly! Experience a new dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other.
The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round open-air market held in Gulfport’s Waterfront District on Beach Blvd. below 28th Ave South. Vendors offer a variety of produce, including but not limited to, local, organic and hydroponic fruits and vegetables. Vendors also offer local honey, teas, herbs, seafood, Florida grass-fed beef and other locally raised meats, eggs, cheeses, fresh breads, pastries, nuts and granola, gourmet, vegetarian/vegan and ethnic foods, candy, garden plants, fresh flowers, bath and body products, jewelry and much more.
Market hours are 9am to 3pm (9am to 2pm during summer, June – September) every Tuesday.