Gulfport, Florida


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

18 Votes - "Best For Food"
4 Votes - "Friendliest"
2 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"


Gulfport, FL is a small beach community full of parks, piers, culture, and delicious dining. The colorful town is buzzing with activity from Fresh Markets every Tuesday showcasing fresh produce, breads, seafood, and condiments to Art Walks the first Friday and third Saturday of every month featuring musicians, artists, and food vendors.

Gulfport celebrates several annual festivals including Get Rescued supporting pet rescues in February, SpringFest highlighting local artists in March, a 4th of July parade, and a Labor Day street fair called Gecko Fest.

Visitors can mosey through the Clam Bayou Nature Preserve, take in the view from Williams Pier, or explore the historic Waterfront District’s varied shops and restaurants. Reviewers rave about Isabelle’s, O’Maddy’s, Tangelo’s and Neptune Grill to name a few.

Locals enjoy recreation at Skyway Fishing Pier and Egmont Key State Parks, let loose at the local Casino, and celebrate the arts in galleries along Beach Blvd. Be sure to visit the All Veterans Memorial Park, which pays tribute to veterans from each branch of the military.

This is the coolest and friendliest little town I've ever been to. The food at all the great restaurants and eating establishments is truly the finest you can get. Love it.
Reviewed by lp1956
on September 17, 2012
I love gulfport, fl.!! It reminds me of the way my home town of New Paltz, NYwas in the 60's & 70's. The FRIENDLIEST people, talented artists everywhere. Quaint walking town with fabulous resturants and it's own beach front on Boca Ciega bay. Just 5 mi to St. Pete Beach, 7mi to Cosmopolitan St. Petersburgh, 6 mi to Passa-Grille, 10 mi to Fort DeSoto Park, 26 mi to Tampa International. Wonderfully quiet little town in the middle of everything! All of the resturants (many to choose) have fabulous food. I've tried them all.
Reviewed by pattif
on September 17, 2012
awesome unique food and great people and atmosphere!
Reviewed by RobertWillis
on September 17, 2012
Love the food & atmosphere in the restaurants. They are pet friendly and they welcome them as much as the humans. In my eyes that is a great thing.
Reviewed by MadDog2
on September 17, 2012
It amazes me how Gulfport has blossomed and renewed itself. The restaurants are absolutely amazing and I love the feeling of stepping back into a small community when you visit. Backfin Blue Cafe is one of my fave restaurants to visit for seafood when I'm there!
Reviewed by shoutouttb
on September 17, 2012
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