The Surf RV Resort is conveniently located between Tampa and Sarasota along the Terra Ceia Bay in Palmetto. This ideal location puts you just moments from the natural beauty and recreational opportunities at Terra Ceia. Here you can hike along the preserve trails and archaeological sites or kayak through the bayous. Furthermore, at The Surf RV Resort guests and visitors will also enjoy living close to a variety of things to see and do. There are plenty of dining options like the popular seafood restaurant the Sea Hut. Shopping options include both small boutique shops like Zula's Antiques and outlet malls.
With a rich history and old Florida charm, this hidden gem hosts regular events and festivals, such as The Desoto Seafood Festival and A Taste of Manatee.
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Whether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water's edge at Fort De Soto, you find yourself absorbed in the abundance of natural beauty for as far as the eye can see.
This unique park is the world's longest fishing pier where anglers can catch snook, tarpon, grouper, black sea bass and more! The bridge is also lighted at night, so anglers can see to rig a line, bait the hook, and get a good look at their catch.
Our outdoor gathering place overlooking the Manatee River, the Riverwalk is a 1.5-mile park that spans downtown Bradenton and features spots such as Pier 22, the Botanical Walk, and Rossi Park.
The Surf RV Resort is conveniently located between two beautiful metropolitan cities – Tampa and Sarasota. But don’t let the laid-back lifestyle of Palmetto confuse you – we have plenty of things to see and do in our relaxed town.
Just moments from The Surf RV Resort, explore the quaint Palmetto Historic District, filled with shopping and dining opportunities, including the Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant and the Seagrape Seafood Market, just within walking distance. The 365-acre preserve on Snead Island is just three miles away and will teleport you to Florida’s natural ecosystem.
A laid-back paradise without the glitz, and bustle of some of its coastal neighbors, this is truly where you’ll be able to take a deep breath and slow things down. Crystal blue waters surround this town’s stellar attractions. Be sure not to miss Bean Point Beach by bicycle, or kayak from Bayfront Park around the tip of Bean Point. After a day in the sun, sit back with a cocktail or cold beer at The Sandbar restaurant or the Rod and Reel, a local hotspot perched on the edge of Anna Maria’s iconic pier.
With its mix of historic architecture and modern landmarks, the city of Tampa is a great place to work, play and explore. Stroll the downtown Tampa Riverwalk with its lively bars and innovative restaurants. Cheer on NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning at their nearby arenas, visit the Florida Aquarium or attend an opera at the Straz Center. Ride the TECO Line Streetcar and soak in the Cuban and Spanish-infused culture of Ybor City, which was created around the Cuba cigar-rolling industry in the late 1,800s.
City life meets a relaxed beach vibe – that’s the alluring charm that St. Petersburg offers to anyone who visits this unique spot between Tampa and Sarasota. From the award-winning restaurants, breweries, museums, and shops of downtown St. Petersburg, situated along the stunning Tampa Bay, to the miles of sandy shores along the Gulf of Mexico in St. Pete Beach, this Florida destination truly offers it all. You’ll fall in love with the energy and spirit of St. Pete. Did we mention the 360 days of sun per year?
Located along the serene Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota is a true gem. The moment you take in the views of the tranquil blue waters and endless white coastline, there are unlimited options for everyone. Relax on one of the city’s famous beaches such as Longboat Key and Lido Beach, or take your four-legged friend to Brohard Beach Paw Park. Open-water enthusiasts can indulge in boating and kayaking, or enjoy the tranquility of one of Sarasota’s many fishing piers – Saprito Pier, Overlook Park and the Venice Fishing Pier to name a few. But don’t get too comfortable at the water’s edge.