While Plant City itself is surrounded by an abundance of green and fertile land, burgeoning with citrus fruit, strawberry crops and vegetable produce, visitors to the area may want to take a drive to one of the nearby coastal resorts. After all a visit to the state of Florida, would not be complete without experiencing some of the beautiful beaches along its magnificent coastline.
Tampa Bay is just a short drive from Plant City and is one of the most popular beach resorts in Florida as it is home to some of the top-rated beaches in the world. The sunshine state as it is known has 1,260 miles of coastline that includes 825 miles of beaches with the latter all clean, clear and open for business all year long. From busy tourist beaches to isolated sandy coves, there is something to suit everyone including a variety of water sports in calm, crystal blue seas whether you fancy an afternoon of kayaking, water skiing, sailing, snorkeling or fishing. The area is also a haven for wildlife too so many beach resorts operate boat tours and excursions that give participants the opportunity to go dolphin spotting dolphins just off the shoreline.
Davis Islands Beach is situated close to the downtown area and is a favorite with locals and tourists a like. Among its many attractions is a small, secluded sandy beach that is perfect for lounging away a sunny, summer afternoon. This is an ideal spot whether you want to spend a leisurely afternoon beach combing or a short stop off for a cooling swim followed by a picnic lunch however while it is a prevalent destination for local anglers as it is a renowned area for fishing too and peak season generally sees many small boats anchored close to this sandy shore. No self respecting beach resort would be complete without an amusement park and Davis Islands is no exception. Covering just over one acre, the park is a popular destination for families and is also known as a dog friendly resort so why not spend an the day enjoying all the amusement rides and arcade games that it has to offer. There are a variety of vendors selling refreshments too and the park is also just a short distance from Downtown Tampa Bay with its hive of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.
One of the widest beaches in the area can be found in Clearwater Beach with its pristine, white-sand that is as fine as sugar and this is just under an hours drive from Plant City and draws volleyball players, sun worshippers, and swimmers in equal amounts for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors. However, for those who prefer the hustle and bustle of a busy resort, the downtown area has undergone some major redevelopment in recent years. This now includes a large marina surrounded by high-rise condos, trendy bars and restaurants, is now the central gathering point for residents and tourists alike.