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.

I love living in Gulfport. Nice little town, friendly people, right on the water and close to everything but private. We have everything here in this little old fashioned town with all the art galleries fishing pier, casino, beautiful library and so much more.
Reviewed by Lesczek
on September 17, 2012
I love living in the wonderful eclectic and diverse community of Gulfport, where you will find a variety of privately owned restaurants to satisfy the most descerning palette. This charming town is filled with unique shops, galleries and friendly colorful folk everywhere.
Reviewed by Dougdesigns
on September 17, 2012
very dog friendly town,great places to eat and drink and let the sun set. A little like woodstock ny, and we all get along!!!
Reviewed by tomgarro
on September 17, 2012
The town is friendly, everyone makes you feel welcome..
Reviewed by wachalec2
on September 17, 2012
Love, love, love GP! I use to live here and it was great fun. All sorts of restaurants, shops and things to do.
Reviewed by webmaiden
on September 17, 2012
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