Welcome to Tarpon Springs
An outdoorsy community with expansive parks and beaches near golf resorts and exciting attractions
On Florida’s west coast, Tarpon Springs is a laid-back community with gorgeous beaches, a fun downtown area, and unique attractions like the iconic Sponge Docks. Locals can find expansive parks with fun activities, including fishing, boating, and golfing. Intricate waterways surround the community, including Salt Lake, Lake Tarpon, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Tarpon Springs is an ideal location near Tampa and Clearwater if you're looking for a place to settle down. The architecture features unique styles influenced by the Greek, Spanish, and Victorian eras. You can find historic homes with charming details and modern construction that emphasize outdoor living and clean lines. The community is committed to preserving its natural beauty so that locals can enjoy waterfront homes and activities.
What to Love
- Ocean and lake access provides endless activities and beautiful views
- Natural area with beaches and recreation trails
- Unique attractions and fun Greek restaurants
- Beautiful homes with docks, pools, and large yards
Living in Tarpon Springs gives residents a laid-back, coastal lifestyle that is hard to beat. It feels like a slow beach town but has an active city center and is located in a major metropolitan area. The community atmosphere is warm and inviting, and there is always something to experience. Whether you want to spend the day on the beach, exploring the parks, or indulging in the local Greek cuisine, you will find it in Tarpon Springs.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Hellas Restaurant & Bakery is a popular Greek restaurant in the community known for its authentic pastries and meals. The wholesale bakery serves incredible treats, including baklava, diples, tsoureki, and more.
Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill is a relaxing restaurant on Tarpon Bayou known for its fresh seafood and live music. Tarpon Turtle Grill & Marina is a lakefront restaurant with free docking for boaters and jet skiers and waterfront tables. The restaurant has live music and is known for its seafood dishes like cedar plank salmon, coldwater rainbow trout, and coconut fried shrimp.
The Sponge Docks is an exciting area in the community with walkable Greek restaurants, sponge diving tours, and shops. The Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks is responsible for nearly a third of the world’s sponge production.
Things to Do
Tarpon Springs Aquarium and Animal Sanctuary is a unique attraction that makes the community special. The sanctuary allows visitors to see diverse marine life and interact with animals. Guests can watch animal shows with alligators, pet sharks, and stingrays and feed the animals.
Fred Howard Park is a 155-acre waterfront beach park with a one-mile causeway connecting to a beautiful beach. The park is an active area with amenities, including two playgrounds, picnic shelters, sports fields, kayak launches, and fishing docks. Following the causeway, park guests end up on Howard Park Beach, an island beach in the Gulf with beautiful white sand and rocky coves. Sunset Beach is a beautiful peninsula beach with sand volleyball, a playground, and a large open beachfront perfect for picnics and kite flying. Lake Tarpon is a 2,500-acre lake bordering the community offering many activities like boating, swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding.
The Pinellas Bike Trail is a paved bike path throughout the county that can be accessed in Tarpon Springs, which leads to the Suncoast Trail into Pasco County. East Lake Soccer Complex is a hub for sports and league teams for various sports, including football, lacrosse, soccer, and more.