Ballast Point Park and Pier
Type: Outdoor Activities, Parks
Named for the spot where arriving ships would off-load their ballast to enter the harbor, Ballast Point Park and Pier is located in a quiet neighborhood of South Tampa. It features a wonderful splash... Read More
Named for the spot where arriving ships would off-load their ballast to enter the harbor, Ballast Point Park and Pier is located in a quiet neighborhood of South Tampa. It features a wonderful splash park for the kids, a large playground area, shade trees and picnic tables. One of the most impressive features of the park is the view of the downtown skyline and Davis Islands. There is a long pier that juts out into the Bay and a conveniently located bait shop if you wish to try your hand at fishing. Alternatively, you can grab a bite at the Taste of Boston restaurant. The food is good, and you can sit outside and enjoy the views. There is also a boat dock and ramp.
5300 Interbay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33611
- Free Things to Do, Outdoor Activities: "There is a bait shop that will rent you all the fishing gear you need, but you have to clean your own fish."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: This park and fishing pier with beautiful views of downtown is not only free, but you can catch your dinner!
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: A fishing rod, a long pier and an expansive view of the downtown Tampa skyline await visitors to Ballast Point Park.
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