Explore Gulfport: Beach, Bazaar, & More!

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.

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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.

Williams Pier is a favored fishing spot

Williams Pier

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.”

Gulfport Beach Bazaar

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

Gulfport Beach Bazaar

Handmade decor.

Handmade decor

Towards the door, there are shelves filled with vintage finds!

Towards the door, there are shelves filled with vintage finds!

Plenty of jewlery and decor.

Plenty of jewelry and decor.

So many good finds in one place!

So many good finds in one place!

Re purposed furniture

Beach colors everywhere!

Re-purposed furniture

Re-purposed furniture

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

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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.

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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. 

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13 Responses to Explore Gulfport: Beach, Bazaar, & More!

  1. jen July 30, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    When I first saw your post title, I had a little start because I live in Gulfport – Mississippi 😉 Your Gulfport looks like a fantastic place to explore!

    I host a Photo Friday link-up each week – I’d love to have you join us 😉

  2. Nicole August 6, 2015 at 12:09 am #

    That place looks amazing!!! If I’m every down that way I’m gonna check it out, it’s totally my kinda place!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Julie @ Girl on the Move August 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Oh I wish I lived closer because this looks awesome! My city has a street fair every Tuesday night and it’s one of my favorite things!

  4. Ron August 11, 2015 at 10:06 pm #

    good to know that have these cool events.I love going to Tampa, I meet a lot of snow birds from Canada and North East. I’m going next month and I’ll def check it out.

  5. Blanca August 12, 2015 at 1:16 am #

    So much fun! I would absolutely enjoy the selection of shabby chic and vintage items and would love to explore the fresh market!

  6. Jaclyn August 12, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    I’ve been to Tampa Bay once when I was younger, but we seriously just stayed on the beach! I love the little shops y’all visited!

  7. Ana De- Jesus August 12, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    I love all the pictures from Gulfport it looks so much fun http://www.fadedspring.co.uk

  8. Bonnie @ Living a Fit and Full Life August 12, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    This looks like it was a blast! Reminds me of my vacations as a kid.

  9. Donna August 12, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    I have never heard of Gulfport – looks like a great little place to visit though 🙂

  10. Stacey August 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    So many great finds at that bazaar! Good think I don’t live close – or I would be spending way to much money! Loved the photos 🙂

  11. Denea August 12, 2015 at 11:45 pm #

    I love these pictures! This looks very relaxing and just a very cool place to visit! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Shelly August 13, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    This looks like such a nice place to visit! When I first read Gulfport, I immediately thought of Mississippi because I volunteered for the Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief team down there.

  13. Pam August 15, 2015 at 12:18 am #

    I love beach towns! This one looks like a great one. The brightly colored objects and abundance of fresh food make me want to visit!