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.

An amazing little town for great food with great atmosphere. From breakfast to dinner, pubs to fine dining, it has it all.
Reviewed by cjbourque3321
on September 17, 2012
I had no idea that there were any friendly, cute, walkable towns left in Florida. I was so surprised by Gulfport that I bought a house there within three months of my first visit! It's a charming town with great food, reasonable prices, and friendly people.
Reviewed by bderr
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport is a beautiful small waterfront town that is friendly, artsy and just plain fun! I can't imagine living anywhere else. The food scene is inventive and varied. Some of the best Greek, Italian, Spanish, British and seafood you could ever hope to find. Come visit might not leave.
Reviewed by stpeteguy
on September 17, 2012
A great variety to choose from, friendly people, home town atmosphere and especially the best food cant wait to go back.
Reviewed by jbanno
on September 17, 2012
The Seabreeze Manor is the best bed and breakfast on the west coast of Florida. We live just minutes from the Inn, but when we stay there; it's like being in another state. The Inn is beautiful and the Innkeeper is one of the best host you will ever meet.Our mini vacations to stay at the Seabreeze have been better with each visit. The breakfast is wonderful and the view is to die for. Sitting on the veranda looking over the water while having a wonderful breakfast after a comfortable night is something we try to do as often as possible. And the Seabreeze Manor is the only place we'll stay.
Reviewed by mgkcoinc
on September 17, 2012
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