Buying WATERFRONT Homes in Tampa Bay! 

The Best Florida Waterfront is right here…

The West Coast of Florida and the counties surrounding Tampa Bay are known for some of the best boating in the world. St. Petersburg-Clearwater is for sure the boating and sailing capital of the United States, as no other area compares.  There is nothing better!

1.  Types of Waterfront in Tampa Bay

What is your purpose?  Will it be to boat, fish or just relax by the peace that waterfront brings? 

No matter where you live, you will have access to water ranging from a short walk to no more than a 45 minute drive.  Whether you want to live close to water or live directly on the water you have an array of options.  

The choices for the type of waterfront living is plentiful: The west coast is on the Gulf of Mexico, where you can experience calm waters and a variety of water sports or simply wade in the water at some of the top rated beaches.

Florida west coast is home to many world wide renowned beaches such as St. Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Siesta Key.   

Since there is so much waterfront, you have your choice of living on the Gulf of Mexico beaches, Intracoastal, canals, rivers, lakes, ponds and more.  There are many waterfront home styles to choose from also; single family homes, townhomes, condos or villas…it's always the buyers preference.

2.  Why buy a Waterfront Home?

Benefits to Buying a Home on the Water…

  • Higher Home Appreciation over time.  Waterfront properties are “limited” and they are always in high demand. As a result, prices appreciate faster than a dry lot. Waterfront properties tend to hold value during economic downturns.  It’s been even more evident in the past few years where buyers are ready to start living the waterfront dream.  Owning a waterfront home expands your lifestyle. You may even feel like you are on vacation every day.   
  • Health Benefits.  Studies show that living near water can create a meditative state, where you are calm, have reduced stress and overall sense of happiness as illustrated in the book, “The Blue Mind”. The negative ions in water increases the oxygen absorption as you breathe fresh air.  Being in a relaxed state increases creativity and strengthens your immune system.
  • Water Activities.  In Tampa Bay, almost every water activity is available. Boating, sailing, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding,  kayaking, jet skiing, swimming, windsurfing, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving to name a few.  All these sporting activities can be enjoyed on the calm water of the Gulf, Bay or a Lake.  There are no large waves on the west coast, so it’s not ideal for surfing, but fun for everything else. All these activities are bound to make you fit!
  • Watching Wildlife.  Live with the parrots!  Yes, there are wild parrots in Pinellas County.  You can also experience various Fish, Dolphins, Sea Turtles and Manatees in your backyard.  Tampa Bay is home to 200 species of fish and 300 species of birds.  Living on water in your backyard means no rear neighbors, open and colorful skies,with spectacular sunrises or sunsets.
  • Use your Boat for Transportation.  Why use a car when you can boat to your destination?   There are many waterfront dining opportunities.  Dock your boat at the new St.Petersburg Pier and check out these waterfront restaurants.  You can even use your boat to enjoy St. Pete Nightlife or park your boat and spend the day exploring downtown Tampa.

 3. Where to Buy Waterfront Homes?

The heart of the Boating and Sailing Capital of the World is Pinellas County…

Pinellas County is surrounded by water on three sides!  Pinellas county has an outstanding 588 miles of coast line and 35 miles of pristine white sand beaches.  This area has the best year round sunny weather with an average temperature of 81F degrees. There are several different types of boating such as sailing, offshore fishing, power cruising, inshore fishing, water skiing and personal watercraft.  It is no surprise Pinellas County is the Boating and Sailing Capital of the world. In addition, St. Petersburg is also the official U.S. Olympic Sailing training center.

Pinellas County has the largest number of Boat Registrations in all of the Florida counties.

There are many places to travel with your boat.  There are 40 miles of Gulf Intracoastal Waterways and Gulf Barrier Islands that allow you to access open water. In addition, 200 miles of deep water canals and hundreds of miles for kayaking.  Kayakers can enjoy marked mangrove tunnels in Caladesi Island State Park and Weedon Island Preserve.

Even your dog can even enjoy themselves at some of our off leash dog beaches including Ft. De Soto Park. At Ft. De Soto, you can even pull up your RV or pitch a tent at one of its designated waterfront campgrounds. You can even scuba dive off Pinellas County 13 Artificial Reefs.

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Ranked #1 Florida’s Hottest Real Estate Market and #4 in the Nation.

Pinellas County Waterfront Homes for Sale June 25, 2022
508
Listed
48
Avg. DOM
$684.99
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$995,000
Med. List Price
508 Properties
Page 1 of 43
$999,990
Neighborhood: Treasure Sands Condo
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,990
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
1
Day on Site
T3383387
MLS
UNIQUE is the ideal word for this stunning BEACHFRONT condo! Of the 48 units in the sought after Treasure Sands, this is one of three that exists where two units have been combined and offers THREE...
$724,000
Neighborhood: Jacaranda Beach Villas Condo
1
Beds
1
Baths
535
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
1
Day on Site
U8167162
MLS
You will enjoy the relaxing Gulf views from this Direct Gulf Front, 5th floor, fully furnished,, 535 sq. ft., 1 bedroom Suite. Take advantage of the red hot investment market. Tourism demand is...
$750,000
Neighborhood: Isle Of Sand Key 1 Condo
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,500
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
1
Day on Site
U8167758
MLS
*******Multi-Million Dollar Views!!!!!******* Breathtaking Views of the Intracoastal & Gulf of Mexico, from this 14th floor highly sought-after corner unit. This southside condo provides warm winter...
$614,900
Neighborhood: Suburban Estates 1St Add
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,940
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
1
Day on Site
U8167531
MLS
Completely updated Largo home centrally located within 10 minutes to the beautiful beaches of Pinellas County. Almost everything is new in this 3 bedroom 2 bath home. The interior features new solid...
$1,499,000
Neighborhood: Lake Seminole Park Trails South
4
Beds
4
Baths
5,183
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
1
Day on Site
U8167660
MLS
WOW!! Gorgeous waterfront home tucked in a quiet location in Seminole overlooking the Long Bayou Canal. Custom home designed by the owners, featured in the St Pete Tour of Homes in 2007. Lots of...
$575,000
Neighborhood: Bayway Isles Point Brittany Four
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,700
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
1
Day on Site
U8167561
MLS
Breathtaking panoramic water views of Boca Ciega Bay abound in this coastal charmer. An eastern sunrise greets you every morning, transitioning to gorgeous panoramic views of sparkling water in the...
$459,000
Neighborhood: Lake Shore Estates 3Rd Add
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,660
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
1
Day on Site
U8167711
MLS
Beautiful waterfront home in Lake Shore Estates. Easy access to Lake Tarpon. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,660sf. of living area, a one car garage, and a one car carport. Spacious open floor plan...
$1,650,000
Neighborhood: Bayou Club Estates Ph 8
5
Beds
3
Baths
4,121
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
1
Day on Site
D6126276
MLS
Spectacular Bayou Club! The double glass front doors welcomes you into the soaring foyer with a beautiful curved staircase. Step into the family room and enjoy the stunning views of the largest...
$3,500,000
Neighborhood: Granada Terrace Add
3
Beds
3
Baths
3,770
Sq.Ft.
1926
Year Built
1
Day on Site
U8167075
MLS
Now is your chance to own your own piece of history without the headaches of updating and modernizing! This spectacular Mediterranean Revival waterfront estate was built in 1926 by St Petersburg...
$2,285,000
Neighborhood: Presidents Landing Ph 2
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,930
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
1
Day on Site
T3383381
MLS
Experience a new level of luxury living in this custom Arthur Rutenberg home situated on Lake Tarpon and located in the exclusive GATED Presidents Landing in Lansbrook. With over 4,900 square feet, 6...
$1,325,000
Neighborhood: Lakeside Estates Unit Three
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,979
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
1
Day on Site
U8167809
MLS
Once in a lifetime property and now is the time. Amazing former builder home situated on a massive over 15 thousand square foot lot directly on beautiful Lake Seminole. The kitchen is a chef's dream...
$603,900
Neighborhood: Harbourside Condo
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,145
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
1
Day on Site
U8167129
MLS
Professional photos coming soon. Welcome to Sunrise at Harbourside. This unit has 2 bedrooms 2 baths and comes turnkey. Upgrades include newer countertops in Kitchen and new door fronts. The...

Tampa Waterfront Homes in Hillsborough County

Tampa, the metropolitan city that anchors the area, has 158 miles of shoreline and 2.1 miles of beaches. Hillsborough County hugs Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, and Tampa Bay and there are many direct waterfront homes on the Bay.  Coastal areas include Tampa, Apollo Beach and Ruskin.   Hillsborough County has homes on the Hillsborough River and more lakefront homes as you go inland.  You can combine the City life with a spectacular Waterview in the luxury condos in downtown Tampa.

Redfin Ranked Tampa #3 for Moving
Tampa is Florida’s Largest Seaport
Homes.com Ranked Tampa #4 Family Friendly City
Hillsborough County Waterfront Homes for Sale June 25, 2022
328
Listed
44
Avg. DOM
$455.51
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$830,000
Med. List Price
328 Properties
Page 1 of 28
Open 6/28
805 Golf Island Dr Apollo Beach, FL 33572
$1,100,000
Neighborhood: Apollo Beach Unit Six
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,263
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
T3383194
MLS
Absolutely fall in love with this exceptional waterfront pool home on one of the most attractive streets in Apollo Beach! This beautiful home sits on a large lot with 100 feet of water frontage and...
$475,000
Neighborhood: Lakeview Village Sec F
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,808
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
1
Day on Site
T3383415
MLS
LAKEFRONT LIVING AT IT'S BEST! This BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED HOME features 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, and a SPACIOUS DEN/OFFICE with the 79 ACRE MANGO LAKE and your own PRIVATE BOAT DOCK in your BACKYARD! As...
$269,900
Neighborhood: Caloosa Sub
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,611
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
1
Day on Site
T3383613
MLS
Looking for WATERFRONT retirement heaven, look no further this home is ready for you to make it your own well under market value in the Landmark community of Sun City Center the 55 + community has a...
$450,000
Neighborhood: Westchase Sec 378
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,469
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3382813
MLS
If you have been looking for a great deal in Westchase, you just found it! Located in The Bridges, this well-maintained three bedroom, two bath has so much to offer. Split floorpan with gorgeous pond...
Open 6/26
18303 Tomlinson Dr Lutz, FL 33549
$695,000
Neighborhood: Unplatted
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,018
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3381422
MLS
Walk down a long winding driveway of a dead end road to a beautiful 1.36 acres 4/2 home on ski lake (Lake Hanna). Sit and enjoy your morning coffee while gazing at the serene waterfront view on back...
$850,000
Neighborhood: Riverranch Preserve
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,734
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3382695
MLS
WELCOME HOME! Looking for a little over an acre property located on Lake Toscana? Look no more this home is ready and waiting for you!! Entering into this home you will find in the foyer glazed...
$345,000
Neighborhood: Wynnmere East Ph 2
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,855
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3382832
MLS
This waterfront, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths fenced home boasts Solar Panels and a spacious floor plan with 1855 square feet of living space. Enjoy the view of the water from your very refreshing and...
$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Symphony Isles
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,489
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3382307
MLS
"Impressive Beauty" with views of the Canal and Tampa Bay makes this home a radiant home to see. You can see the pride of ownership from the appealing curb appeal with a paved driveway and mature...
$335,000
Neighborhood: South Pointe Ph 4
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,956
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3383300
MLS
Located in South Point is this Pulte Destiny model featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 baths , vaulting ceilings throughout most of the home including the master bedroom! The large kitchen has plenty of...
Open 6/26
7809 Bay Dr Tampa, FL 33635
$750,000
Neighborhood: Christena Waugh Prop Of
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,444
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
2
Days on Site
U8166710
MLS
Welcome home to this updated Coastal Farmhouse nestled between Tampa and Oldsmar in the highly desired neighborhood of Tampa Shores. The equestrian estates and waterfront property that outline the...
Open 6/26
6306 Fitzgerald Rd Odessa, FL 33556
$1,799,999
Neighborhood: Unplatted
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,768
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3381211
MLS
A stunning modern estate overlooking the shores of Rock Lake, tucked beneath towering moss-covered
trees here you will discover a rare offering within the coveted enclave of Keystone in Odessa....
$440,000
Neighborhood: Sylvan Crossing Ph 1
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,872
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3383116
MLS
GORGEOUS 3/2.5/2 TOWNHOME WITH WATER VIEW IN GATED COMMUNITY AND IN STEINBRENNER SCHOOL DISTRICT! Come check out this spectacular townhome in person. Conveniently located just south of the county...

Manatee and Sarasota County; Known for Beaches…

Away from the hustle of Tampa Bay is Manatee County located south of Pinellas County, with 150 miles of coastline.   Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Coquina Beach, and Longboat Key offer 12.3 miles of stunning beaches. The laid back and low rise buildings on these beaches makes it an ideal vacation or a perfect choice for a second home. 

Manatee County boating has plenty of areas along the Gulf of Mexico, Intracoastal, Manatee River, Terra Ceia Bay, and a freshwater 255 acre Ward Lake to name a few.   For those who like to snorkel and scuba dive, just 150 feet off Bradenton Beach and about 20 feet down is the sunken 1940 SS Regina full of tropical fish.  Manatee County Boating Guide can acquaint you with the area.

Manatee County Waterfront Homes for Sale June 25, 2022
310
Listed
47
Avg. DOM
$685.98
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$998,500
Med. List Price
310 Properties
Page 1 of 26
$699,000
Neighborhood: Highland Shores Third Unit
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,344
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A4539546
MLS
Almost a 1/2acre waterfront home less than 700ft from the Manatee river with no bridges all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Located in the beautiful neighborhood of Highland Shores surrounded by...
$475,000
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Ph 3
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,500
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
1
Day on Site
T3382701
MLS
A Million dollar view!!! Turn key, furnished, and one of the best water view Condo's in the Mount Vernon community. This Second Floor condo is FRESHLY REMODELED! Interior paint and new ceramic...
$1,089,000
Neighborhood: Gulfsands
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,008
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A4540233
MLS
EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS OF THE BEACH from this fantastic 2 BR/ 2 BT end-unit condo. This smaller, beach front complex offers a large heated pool, an elevator, secured gates and assigned, covered parking....
$640,000
Neighborhood: Summerfield Village Subphase C U9
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,500
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4539757
MLS
Welcome Home!!! Why waiting for a new construction if you have the perfect house on the perfect lot? You will fall in love with this one. This home shows proud of ownership; the attention to detail...
Open 6/26
11412 Durham St Parrish, FL 34219
$649,900
Neighborhood: Kingsfield Lakes Ph 3
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,032
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4539641
MLS
Amazing views! Own your own piece of Florida paradise in Kingsfield Lakes. This home is stunning from the minute you arrive. As you approach you will find its beautiful curb appeal, large 3 car...
$4,100,000
Neighborhood: Sleepy Lagoon Park 2
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
4,763
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4538955
MLS
CASUAL ELEGANCE best describes this LUXURY, WATERFRONT HOME on LONGBOAT KEY! The BEST OF ALL WORLDS with EXPANSIVE BAY VIEWS in the front, DEEP WATER BOATING in the back & walking distance to a WORLD...
Open 6/26
5455 Golf Pointe Dr #5455 Sarasota, FL 34243
$495,000
Neighborhood: Golf Pointe At Palm-Aire Cc Sec 1 Ph C
2
Beds
2
Baths
2,200
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4540096
MLS
What an amazing place to live! Golf Pointe is an extremely desirable area in Palm Aire that is simply fabulous. This community is breathtaking as you drive through the streets. Enjoy the peace and...
Open 6/26
14632 Newtonmore Ln Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
$985,000
Neighborhood: Country Club East Lwr Subph Oo Unit 1&2
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,279
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4539734
MLS
This immaculate three bedroom, gated, Country Club East Residence with stunning and very private lake views in the prestigious Leopard Creek neighborhood, is now offered below recent comparable sales....
$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Acreage & Unrec
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,617
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4539938
MLS
This absolutely stunning log cabin home is situated on 5 acres and surrounded by lush green landscaping and has been well manicured and maintained, this property is zoned to have 3 houses per acre...
$3,895,000
Neighborhood: Wells Bay Harbor
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,848
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4540019
MLS
Prime island location for this beach and boater's paradise situated on the sparkling deep sailboat waters of Bimini Bay, in the heart of Anna Maria Island! This wonderful waterfront property sits on...
Open 6/26
7112 Sandhills PLACE Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
$699,900
Neighborhood: Lakewood Ranch Country Club
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,804
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4539882
MLS
One look and you are going to fall in love with the serene lake view that opens up to you the minute you walk in the front door of this charming freestanding home in the French Country inspired...
$1,150,000
Neighborhood: Pomello Park Continued
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,734
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4539484
MLS
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Look no further! Lifestyle dreams do come true with this private sanctuary on a highly coveted corner. Enjoy NO deed restrictions, NO HOA, NO CDD, NO...

Sarasota County, known for its famous wide pink and white sand beaches attracts 6.5 million visitors per year.  

It has 40 miles of coastlines with 6 barrier islands which include Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Venice, and Manasota Key.  

Sarasota Ranked #1 for Retirement in 2021

There are several areas to launch a boat or kayak. Refer to the Paddling Guide for specific trails or Boating Guide: North Sarasota County and South Sarasota County.  Enjoy cruising, especially viewing the Luxury homes and Mansions at Bird and Casey Key, and excellent fishing with unmarked Middle Grounds, a popular local spot.  Venice beach also has its own off leash Dog Park, at Brohard Paw Park.

Sarasota County Waterfront Homes for Sale June 25, 2022
379
Listed
51
Avg. DOM
$773.67
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,025,000
Med. List Price
379 Properties
Page 1 of 32
$220,000
Neighborhood: Ramblewood Acres
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,293
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A4540050
MLS
Welcome to your Florida oasis with stunning private water views to enjoy from the screened-in lanai to one of 3 balconies. Special features of this home include: Granite countertops, Maytag Washer...
Open 6/26
4424 Greenfield Ave Sarasota, FL 34233
$699,000
Neighborhood: Greenfield
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,373
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A4540102
MLS
Beautiful home located in the Greenfield Subdivision, a neighborhood known for its pedestrian friendly sidewalks, lakes, central proximity to the city core, only minutes to Siesta Beach, A rated...
$3,600,000
Neighborhood: Sanderling Club Siesta Properties
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,023
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A4539552
MLS
A rare offering - the Banyan Beach House, a mid-century modern private estate in the esteemed, guard-gated, Gulf front community of the Sanderling Club on Siesta Key. Spectacularly private and...
$13,400,000
Neighborhood: Rosewood Residences Lido Key
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,942
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A4539483
MLS
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Pre-Construction. To be built. Located on one of the most treasured 235-feet of Gulf of Mexico beach frontage in Sarasota, Rosewood Residences Lido Key...
$289,900
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sub 03
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,249
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
2
Days on Site
C7462233
MLS
Multiple offers - Highest & Best must be received by noon on 6/25/22. Cool off in your pool or fish from your dock with this 3 bedroom, 2 bath block home located on the Cocoplum waterway. The...
$539,000
Neighborhood: Toscana Isles Ph 5 Un 2
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,544
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
C7462707
MLS
Welcome to TOSCANA ISLES! A resort style, maintenance free, gated lake community! This beautiful home was just completed in 2021 and offers a beautiful LAKE VIEW. Treat yourself to community where...
$2,995,000
Neighborhood: Condo On The Bay Tower Ii
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,315
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4539765
MLS
RARELY AVAILABLE DIRECT BAYFRONT condo 3BR plus a den/office with the most spectacular, long and sweeping views of the Caribbean-blue waters in ALL of Sarasota. Once you see this unit you will FALL...
Open 6/26
1211 Capri Isles Blvd #34 Venice, FL 34292
$255,000
Neighborhood: Fairways Of Capri Ph 1
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,041
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6122053
MLS
FABULOUS FURNISHED "FAIRWAYS OF CAPRI" WATER VIEW CONDO! Excellent location along Capri Isles Blvd - just 4-1/2 MILES to VENICE BEACH! Like to golf? CAPRI ISLES GOLF CLUB is ONLY 2 MINUTES from this...
$7,500,000
Neighborhood: Point Crisp
5
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
6,572
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4540074
MLS
Private estate living on Siesta Key at Point Crisp, enjoy a lush, hidden setting minutes from the best beach in the United States. Embracing this magnificent locale is 1321 Point Crisp, a property...
$699,000
Neighborhood: Rivendell Woodlands
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,258
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
G5057239
MLS
Lush landscaping surrounds this spacious, immaculate home located on a premium waterfront lot in a very desirable community. Peaceful and private views of Placid Lake from the Master and second...
Open 6/26
1709 N Tamiami Trl #510 Sarasota, FL 34234
$899,000
Neighborhood: The Strand
1
Beds
2
Baths
1,332
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4539807
MLS
Look no further as the just completed 1332 sf waterfront penthouse in The Strand is finally here, offering the perfect combination of new construction with designer upgrades, great water view and...
Open 6/26
5404 Aruba PLACE Sarasota, FL 34233
$859,900
Neighborhood: Center Gate Estates Ph 01B
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,489
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6121998
MLS
Welcome home to a private, quiet, serene environment and beautiful home. Driving up to this home is impressive with the mature, Live Oak Tree. This 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2-car garage home has an open...

Off the Beaten Path of Pasco and Charlotte County

“Off the Beaten Path” means you can get more for your money when you buy a waterfront home, in an area that is less traveled. These areas are farther from the larger cities, but still offer access to all the conveniences you need.  

Pasco County located about 30 miles North of Tampa has a coastline dedicated to State Parks and conservation such as Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park and unspoiled Anclote Key Preserve State Park accessible by boat.  

There are 4 miles of beaches located on their Barrier Islands. There are plenty of water activities, including scalloping which starts the 3rd Friday of July for a 10 day duration.  All you will need to do is dive 4 to 8 feet to sea grass on the bottom to grab the scallops. 

Coastal communities include New Port Richey, Port Richey and Hudson.  Here you can buy homes on canals near the coast or Riverfront homes on Cotee River, Anclote River and Pithlachascotee River.  In addition, wonderful lakefront opportunities are available heading inland.

Pasco County Waterfront Homes for Sale June 25, 2022
191
Listed
41
Avg. DOM
$329.72
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$500,000
Med. List Price
191 Properties
Page 1 of 16
$319,000
Neighborhood: Vista Del Mar
2
Beds
2
Baths
864
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
1
Day on Site
T3383545
MLS
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Located on a saltwater canal just 5 minutes to the open Gulf. This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom concrete stilt home has plenty of parking and storage...
$895,000
Neighborhood: West Port Sub
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,918
Sq.Ft.
2
Days on Site
U8160750
MLS
Pre-Construction. To be built. A BRAND NEW WATERFRONT HOME offering A DOCK & EASY ACCESS TO THE GULF from your own back yard! This 4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bath built-up home with 2,199 sq ft sits in the...
$365,000
Neighborhood: Fairway Spgs
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,385
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
2
Days on Site
U8167634
MLS
One of A kind 3/2/2 home on lake in popular community with clubhouse and pool. Beautiful kitchen has been remodeled and updated with wood cabinets, solid surface counters and snackbar. Large great...
$449,000
Neighborhood: Pleasure Isles 1St Add
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,512
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3383141
MLS
Are you looking for a great waterfront home? If so, this is the awesome water property for you. The interior has great architectural details along with crown molding, glass door cabinetry, vertical...
Open 6/26
10165 Casey Dr New Port Richey, FL 34654
$344,000
Neighborhood: Golden Acres
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,515
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
W7846598
MLS
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JUNE 26th, 11-2pm Welcome home! This sweet 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,515 sq ft home situated on a 1.05 acre lot is located in beautiful Golden Acres in New Port Richey Florida! Enjoy...
Open 6/26
2953 Lake Saxon Dr Land O Lakes, FL 34639
$880,000
Neighborhood: South Shores 2Nd Add
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,878
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4540085
MLS
2878 SF home on ski/fishing lake in desirable Lake Padgett Estates! 4 bedrooms with 3 full baths plus 200 SF bonus pottery/hobby room and 2 car garage. Amazing layout with 3 sets of sliding/French...
$850,000
Neighborhood: Gulf Shores Sub
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,610
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
2
Days on Site
W7846568
MLS
105 feet of waterfront! This home certainly has a million dollar view that will never change, and it is situated on an oversized lot with no neighbors on one side. There is plenty of room to add...
$275,000
Neighborhood: Gulf Island Beach Tennis
1
Beds
1
Baths
733
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
2
Days on Site
S5069938
MLS
ENJOY NATURE'S PARADISE! Experience Breathtaking waterfront and summer Sunset views and relaxing Gulf breezes , everyday of the year, from your own covered balcony. Condo features beautiful upgraded...
$325,000
Neighborhood: Windsor Mill
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,740
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
2
Days on Site
W7846485
MLS
Welcome home to this 3 BR, 2 bath, 2 car garage waterfront home with pond access. Some of the features include formal living and dining room areas, bright kitchen with stainless steel appliances and...
$359,000
Neighborhood: Hickory Hill Acres
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,618
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3383350
MLS
Welcome to this well maintained fully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on over a half acre waterfront lot! Wonderful wood laminate throughout with an open floor plan. Offering a breakfast area, dining...
Open 6/26
5757 Rio Dr New Port Richey, FL 34652
$449,900
Neighborhood: Rio Vista Park Add
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,198
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
2
Days on Site
W7846564
MLS
Welcome home to The River House! This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom WATERFRONT house will transport you to another time with its nostalgic feel of old Florida. The beauty is in the backyard with a...
Open 6/26
Address Withheld Port Richey, FL 34668
$539,900
Neighborhood: Marthas Vineyard
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,826
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3383396
MLS
Charming waterfront home with pool, dock & Tiki hut. This is the perfect home for entertaining with a screened patio off the family room and another patio off the living room, open pool area with...

Charlotte County has a nice volume of homes with direct water access on the Intracoastal, Canals, Keys, Myakka River and Peace River.  These areas are in close proximity; it will not take long to access the conservation, preserves, and state parks such as Don Pedro Island State Park or Stump Pass State Park.  White sand beaches can be found at Port Charlotte Beach Park and Englewood Beach.  

Charlotte Harbor is the second largest harbor in Florida after Tampa Bay

Boating is so abundant here that they have a dedicated community Boating Alliance Website.  The area has 24 boat ramps around Charlotte Harbor to accommodate boating needs.  Living around Charlotte Harbor makes accessing neighboring Island and Keys very accessible such as Cabbage Key and Pine Island Sound and beyond.

The coastal communities include the historic town and main center of Punta Gorda.  Other communities include Englewood, Boca Grande and Placida.   One unique subdivision is Punta Gorda Isles where the city actually maintains your seawall for you!

Charlotte County Waterfront Homes for Sale June 25, 2022
358
Listed
55
Avg. DOM
$417.14
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$690,000
Med. List Price
358 Properties
Page 1 of 30
$490,000
Neighborhood: Rotonda Pebble Beach
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,176
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A4540065
MLS
AMAZING GOLF COURSE LOCATION!, this Beautiful and Inviting 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, plus a Den, and an Updated Kitchen is being sold TURN-KEY. Inside you will appreciate the vaulted ceilings in the main...
$264,900
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 003
2
Beds
1
Baths
828
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
1
Day on Site
C7462674
MLS
Waterfront living at an affordable price! This charming home is situated on a wide, gulf access canal with a concrete seawall, and is just minutes, under one bridge, to open water out to Charlotte...
$1,695,000
Neighborhood: Cleveland North
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
3,720
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
1
Day on Site
C7462742
MLS
Your riverfront retreat awaits! Welcome home to this gorgeous, custom 4 bedroom estate nestled on 2.65 acres along the Peace River. Take a stroll down the long, shared easement dock with serene views...
Open 6/26
1109 Harbor Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33952
$385,000
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 027
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,269
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A4539839
MLS
Move into this newly renovated home that offers plenty of space and a vibrant atmosphere. The new renovations include a modern kitchen with granite countertops, updated bathrooms, new flooring, and a...
$595,950
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 037
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,776
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
1
Day on Site
W7846638
MLS
WATERFRONT POOL HOME WITH GULF ACCESS With Only 1 bridge out to Alligator Bay & Charlotte Harbor, then out to the Gulf you go! situated on a large oversized (14,374 sq.ft.) with 130 ft. of canal...
$459,000
Neighborhood: Suncoast Lakes
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,245
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
1
Day on Site
C7462610
MLS
LAKE FRONT HOME! Suncoast Lakes is a sought after community. It is quiet, hidden and surrounded by Florida's natural habitat. The subdivision has perfectly manicured lawns and beautifully edged...
$405,900
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 021
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,008
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
1
Day on Site
C7462618
MLS
This home will exceed your expectations. Just bring your personal items and start living the Florida lifestyle. Float in your pool, enjoy cocktails or fishing on your dock, or jump on your boat and...
$925,000
Neighborhood: Punta Gorda Isles Sec 07
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,488
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
1
Day on Site
C7462748
MLS
Impressive 3 Bedroom PLUS Office, 3 full Bathrooms *FURNISHED* home with attached 2 Car Garage located on a quiet dead end street in desirable deed restricted PUNTA GORDA ISLES. NO HOA. This light...
$679,900
Neighborhood: Punta Gorda Isles Sec 15
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,740
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
1
Day on Site
C7462756
MLS
Impressive 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom WATERFRONT custom home with attached 2 Car Garage built by esteemed custom builder PGI Homes. Original owners. This home is located in desirable deed restricted BURNT...
$325,000
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 020
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,524
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
2
Days on Site
C7462084
MLS
AMAZING 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 Car Garage Home on a Canal located in Port Charlotte. CLICK ON THE VIRTUAL TOUR LINK 1 FOR A 3D INTERACTIVE WALK THROUGH AND VIRTUAL LINK 2 FOR THE VIDEO. As you step...
$3,950,000
Neighborhood: Punta Gorda Isles Sec 10
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,200
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
2
Days on Site
C7462432
MLS
Splendor on the Harbor... imagine natural beauty and wildlife surrounded by coastal sophistication and modern architecture. Nestled on one of the most pristine harbor front home sites in Punta Gorda...
$725,000
Neighborhood: Cape Haze Windward
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,604
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
2
Days on Site
D6126268
MLS
Welcome to Cape Haze Windward! Come see this 3 bedroom/2 bathroom CANAL FRONT home with GULF ACCESS on an oversized lot (over 13,000 sq ft)! Keep your fishing boat at home on your private lift! This...

4. Buying Waterfront and What you don’t know…

When buying on the waterfront, you are evaluating the location and lot as much as you are checking out the home itself. The location and quality of the waterfront may even be more important.  How will you use the home? To boat or just for picturesque water views, or specific water activities? Depending on your waterfront goals, this will dictate where and what to buy.

Boating and Bridges

If you are buying for boating, bridges can be a major consideration to make sure your boat can fit under the bridges to navigate to the Intracoastal or Gulf of Mexico. You will need to know the number of bridges, fixed or open, and bridge heights.  

Other boating considerations are the length of your boat and size of your boat for onsite docking.  The water depth and width of canal or Intracoastal can be additional considerations.  There are several construction projects underway to improve the bridges and infrastructure in Tampa Bay.

Other Considerations:
  • Water views also have considerations such as; sun exposure, boating, and beach traffic.
  • Do you want a western view in the backyard to enjoy our spectacular sunsets?
  • Do you care if there is boat traffic or do you prefer to be in no wake zone? 
  • Are you fine with living on a public vs. private beach?
  • Obstructed vs. unobstructed water views?
Insurance and Waterfront

Flood and Homeowners insurance will always be a consideration when purchasing on or near coastal waters.  The typical/normal homeowners insurance policy does not cover/insure homes from rising water.  Flood insurance is additional coverage to cover rising water.  There are government FEMA based policies and private companies.

Additional inspections needed for water property

Don’t skip inspecting the extras…it's important.

Seawalls, riprap and/or bulkhead, dock, and boat lift can be expensive items when they need to be fixed or replaced. It’s important to have these inspected as part of your home purchase.  

You want to make sure your property continues to be protected from water erosion and a home inspection will determine if the home has suffered any effects of saltwater. 

If you're purchasing on the beach, you will want to know where the Coastal Control Line is located in relation to your property and what the city deems to be private or public access…you may be surprised.

5. Hiring a Waterfront Buyer Broker

It is your hard earned money and the waterfront is not cheap. You need to hire the best Buyer Broker in the business, who will help you avoid the home buying pitfalls. 

The sellers/listing agent works to get the seller the highest price and most favorable terms ONLY for the seller…never you the buyer.

Home buying in Florida is not as simple as some other states…there are more nuances to uncover and more things to negotiate. The state laws protect the agent and never the consumer…in fact Florida is the only state that I know of that does not require agents to tell the buyer that they are really working for the seller. Most brokers work as “Transaction Brokers” who do not offer any fiduciary duties…no loyalty or full confidentiality. Yes, it is confusing…

Our office is dedicated to representing only the best interest of the home buyer and never the seller.  You will never wonder whose side we are really on as everyone in the entire office has a fiduciary duty only to you, the homebuyer, without any conflict of interest.

Our commission is paid no differently than any other office.  We are paid by the seller or the listing office at closing.  Check out our reviews.

For a complimentary phone consultation, or to get answers to your questions, please contact Buyers Broker of Florida 727-202- 9130.

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