Ben T. Davis Beach
If you're vacationing in Tampa and are looking for a beach close by that offers powdery white sand for lounging, calm water for cooling off and shelters for picnics, then Davis Beach is for you. This... Read More
If you're vacationing in Tampa and are looking for a beach close by that offers powdery white sand for lounging, calm water for cooling off and shelters for picnics, then Davis Beach is for you. This is the closest beach to downtown Tampa and the locals' favorite tailgate spot. Davis offers ideal proximity to the airport for travelers who value efficiency. Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings see the beach populated by local volleyball players. This is one of the best spots in town to watch the sunset and is located adjacent to the new Courtney Campbell Trail, a four-mile biking and pedestrian bridge. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
7740 W Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Tampa's best municipal beach is Ben T. Davis, offering plenty of sun, sand, beach volleyball and covered picnic areas.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Lounge on the luxurious sands of Ben T. Davis Beach beach until sunset, then head next door to Whiskey Joe's expansive waterfront patio for dinner.
- Best for Beaches Because: Ben T. Davis Beach is Tampa's largest and most popular beach within city limits adjacent to the four-mile Courtney Campbell Trail.