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Your Destination for Scenic Gulf Coast Living

The Tides RV Resort is the perfect home base to explore urban cities and beach towns like Tampa, St. Petersburg, Anna Maria Island, and Sarasota. Just miles from the top-rated beaches of Siesta Key, our resort's prime location is ideal for local day trips.

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St. Pete Pier

Watch the sunset as you stroll the stunning waterfront or grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants.

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Tampa Riverwalk

Walk, bike or rollerblade along Tampa’s waterside neighborhood, with public art, museums, restaurants, and more attractions right on the waterfront.

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St. Armands Circle

Treat yourself to an amazing array of shops, restaurants, galleries, and more as you saunter through the casual elegance of St. Armands Circle.

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Siesta Key

Rated as one of the "Most Beautiful Beaches in the World", experience the quartz-crystal powdery sand between your toes as you gaze at the turquoise waters of Siesta Key.

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Ellenton Premium Outlets

Treat yourself to a few bargains as you wander through over 100 specialty stores at the local outlet.

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Your Florida Destination

Every day is a new adventure when you stay at The Tides RV Resort. Centrally located in Palmetto and surrounded by major cities and stunning beaches, anything you want to do is in your reach. From premier golf courses and idyllic beaches to winning professional sports teams and fantastic dining, The Tides RV Resort is in the middle of it all.

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Nearby Attractions


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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.

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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 1800s.

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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.

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