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 February 2, 2023
1073
Listed
111
Avg. DOM
$616.09
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$849,000
Med. List Price
1073 Properties
Page 1 of 90
$290,000
Neighborhood: Dolly Bay A Village On Lake Tarpon
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,029
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
1
Day on Site
U8189126
MLS
RESORT STYLE LIVING on Lake Tarpon. Surrounded by lush preserve in highly sought-after Dolly Bay, this spacious Key West Style TURNKEY condo is one of the largest units, accessible by ELEVATOR with a...
$899,000
Neighborhood: Belleview Biltmore Villas Bayshore I
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,750
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
1
Day on Site
U8189161
MLS
This rare, open-concept double unit in the guard gated community of the Belleair Country club provides convenience, privacy and security. Spanning 2,750 square feet, the large condo feels more like a...
$749,900
Neighborhood: West Oldsmar Sec 1
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,932
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3425798
MLS
"Waterfront Living" at its best on Tampa Bay/Upper Tampa Bay with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over beautiful Safety Harbor which leads out to Tampa Bay and the Gulf Of Mexico. This mid Century...
$1,149,000
Neighborhood: Redington Beach Homes 6Th Add
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,677
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
2
Days on Site
U8189188
MLS
ROMANTIC BUNGALOW JUST BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH. Welcome home to your waterfront oasis in the beautiful town of Redington Beach. This unique home embodies true romance and artistry set among a clean and...
$5,500,000
Neighborhood: Venetian Isles
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,026
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
U8188721
MLS
Venetian Isles coastal contemporary stunner! Built in 2021 on the cul-de-sac of one of the most coveted avenues in St. Petersburg, this impressive custom residence features luxury finishes and 91' of...
Open 2/4
1230 Gulf Blvd #804 Clearwater,  FL 33767
$625,000
Neighborhood: Landmark Towers
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
869
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
W7852011
MLS
BEACH FRONT CONDO - SUNSET & GULF OF MEXICO VIEWS! Enjoy this STUNNING, MAINTENANCE FREE, REMODELED CONDO on the 8th floor in the ever so popular LANDMARK TOWERS CONDO COMMUNITY located on SAND KEY...
$3,399,000
Neighborhood: Crystal Island 2Nd Add
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,015
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
2
Days on Site
U8189253
MLS
Grand Florida living, at its best, includes spectacular open water views, a custom patio, and a free-form spa waterfalling into your heated pool. All so you can experience sunrises over the...
$329,900
Neighborhood: Dolphin Cove Clearwater
1
Beds
1
Baths
760
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3426329
MLS
Million dollar view of Clearwater beach and Gulf of Mexico! This is your opportunity to own a tastefully renovated waterfront condo in highly sought-after Island Estates, Clearwater Beach. Upon...
Pending
13440 Gulf Blvd #406 Madeira Beach,  FL 33708
$875,000
Neighborhood: The Collwood Condo
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,055
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
2
Days on Site
U8189147
MLS
Corner, SW direct Gulf front view. Fully furnished. Listing entered for statistical purposes.
$869,000
Neighborhood: Seaview Condo The
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,145
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
2
Days on Site
U8188851
MLS
Rare Opportunity! Units in this gulf front building rarely are offered for sale. This one has an unobstructed full view of the gulf of Mexico. It is seldom vacant and is being offered fully furnished....
$715,000
Neighborhood: Harbourside Condo
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,300
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
2
Days on Site
U8188349
MLS
Welcome to Island Place at Harbourside. This west facing end unit is conveniently located in Building 5 just across from the Clubhouse. The unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat in space in kitchen and...
$320,000
Neighborhood: Boca Ciega Point East
2
Beds
2
Baths
920
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
2
Days on Site
U8189241
MLS
Boca Ciega Point. Stunning top floor fully remodeled two bedroom two bath condo with beautiful water views. Spacious open floor plan with 920sq.ft of living area, and tasteful wood plank laminate...

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 February 2, 2023
538
Listed
92
Avg. DOM
$383.57
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$615,000
Med. List Price
538 Properties
Page 1 of 45
$2,150,000
Neighborhood: Mirabay Ph 2A-3
5
Beds
5
Baths
4,012
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4559163
MLS
Welcome to your Custom Coastal dream home!This luxurious 5 bedroom, 5 full bath waterfront property is sure to impress! This property has over 131 ft. of water frontage on a beautiful saltwater canal....
$780,000
Neighborhood: Unplatted
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,989
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3396144
MLS
Welcome to the Lake Life located on private 20 acre Tenmile Lake! Tucked away in the heart of Brandon, this lake front home sits on 1.8 acres and is full of possibilities. This charming home features...
$5,890,000
Neighborhood: Bel Mar Rev Island Unit
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,213
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3426090
MLS
Custom-built waterfront home on deep canal in Sunset Park! 4 bedroom, 4.5 baths, Large bonus room, office, 3 car garage, pool & spa, all laid out on 1/3 acre lot. The home was built in 2017. On the...
$499,900
Neighborhood: Boyette Creek Ph 1
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,293
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
O6079655
MLS
WELCOME TO 10317 BOYETTE CREEK BLVD.

This beautifully 3 BED/3 BATH FRESHLY RENOVATED POOL HOME WITH WATER VIEW AND BUILT IN SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM is EXACTLY what you are looking for. This...
$874,999
Neighborhood: Apollo Beach Unit 13 Pt 1 Re
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,753
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
2
Days on Site
U8189097
MLS
Amazing water views! Location, Location, Location - The Florida Lifestyle is waiting for you in this charming 3 bedroom/2 bathroom single family salt water pool home. As you open the front door,...
$530,000
Neighborhood: Grand Hampton Ph 4
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,346
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3424408
MLS
The Guarded and gated Grand Hampton village is well appointed with everything a family will need. Shopping, schools, Churches and hospitals are very close. The recreation center will handle all of...
$309,900
Neighborhood: North Street Oaks
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,046
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
3
Days on Site
T3426023
MLS
Almost a half acre this home features over 2000 square feet 4 spacious bedrooms 2 bath and two living rooms with open floor plan and a fireplace plus a sunroom with natural light.
$650,000
Neighborhood: Lake Maurine Estates
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,840
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
3
Days on Site
T3425845
MLS
California Ranch located on 1 acre of land on beautiful Lake Maurine! Lake Maurine is a 50 acre ski-lake located in Odessa. House received a new kitchen with quality cabinetry, granite counters, and...
$499,900
Neighborhood: Dg Farms Ph 1B
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,528
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
3
Days on Site
T3425843
MLS
Welcome home to this impressive home with a gorgeous pond view on a quiet street with lots of upgrades and immaculate condition and an ideal floorplan! Located just minutes from major access roads...
$8,500,000
Neighborhood: Madsen Isles
5
Beds
7F21/2
Baths
6,500
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
3
Days on Site
T3425793
MLS
Pre-Construction. To be built. Located in the new 8-unit Bayfront enclave at the end of W Leona Street in Sunset Park Isles, Madsen Isles gives Buyer's unlimited design/build opportunities with one...
Pending
18054 Crawley Rd Odessa,  FL 33556
$2,600,000
Neighborhood: Unplatted
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
5,310
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
3
Days on Site
T3425940
MLS
A captivating waterfront estate in Odessa awaits! Custom built in 2020, this modern farmhouse sits on 3.68 private acres surrounded by mature trees and a sprawling lawn that leads to your private...
$2,195,000
Neighborhood: Pendry Residences Tampa
2
Beds
3
Baths
2,222
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
3
Days on Site
T3426106
MLS
Pre-Construction. To be built. Pendry Residences Tampa hails the arrival of Florida's first Pendry hotel, a new luxury offering by Montage Hotels & Resorts. An offering that combines a culture of...

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 February 2, 2023
627
Listed
114
Avg. DOM
$598.85
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$749,950
Med. List Price
627 Properties
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Open 2/5
6464 Seagull Dr #327 Bradenton,  FL 34210
$349,900
Neighborhood: The Terraces At Wild Oak Bay Iii
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,512
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4554342
MLS
Right on Sarasota Bay is one of this area's the best kept secrets. Wild Oak Bay is on the border of Sarasota and Manatee County and so close to the beach. The community is landscaped with botanical...
$559,000
Neighborhood: Avaunce
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,340
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4558439
MLS
Welcome to Avaunce, where luxury and nature come together. This 2022 resale home offers the perfect blend of style and functionality. The sleek tile flooring throughout the home adds a modern touch,...
$489,000
Neighborhood: Laguna At Riviera Dunes I
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,758
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4559039
MLS
Enjoy the OPEN WATER VIEWS from this splendid TURNKEY FURNISHED condo within the gated, waterfront community of Laguna at Riviera Dunes. From the balcony, relax and view the stunning sun rises, boats...
$401,534
Neighborhood: Harmony At Lakewood Ranch Ph Ii-C 1-4
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,549
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3426297
MLS
Under Construction. Thoughtfully designed Marina townhome in Lakewood Ranch! L shaped kitchen features Linen colored Tahoe style cabinets and Iced Gray quartz countertops. Kitchen features breakfast...
$1,395,000
Neighborhood: Pointe At Mariners Cove
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,604
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4558434
MLS
Waterfront lifestyle beyond compare! Enviably set along the shimmering waters of Anna Maria Sound sits this secluded sanctuary in the picturesque village of Cortez, the oldest active fishing village...
$4,450,000
Neighborhood: 6250
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,738
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4555735
MLS
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Under Construction. Coastal Elegance at its finest. This home is currently under construction by Eason Builders Group , known for quality workmanship...
$4,850,000
Neighborhood: Dream Island
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,312
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4559316
MLS
If life is but a dream, this tranquil waterfront retreat on Dream Island Road in coveted north Longboat Key is a dream come true. Enjoy front-row seats to
Longboat Key's paradisiacal beauty with...
$1,125,000
Neighborhood: Smugglers Landing Ph I
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,498
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4559322
MLS
You may call this spacious waterfront condo 'Paradise Found!' This unit lives similar to a single family home with no neighbors above or below. This 3 bedroom 3 bath has almost 2500 SF of living...
$535,000
Neighborhood: Perico Bay Club
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,334
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4559287
MLS
Beautiful Sunrises Complete with BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEWS! This Lovely 2Bed/2Bath with Highly Sought After 2 Car Garage has Several Updates Welcoming You Home! Large Kitchen with Eat-In Area with Open...
$2,289,000
Neighborhood: San Remo Shores
3
Beds
3
Baths
3,072
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4559100
MLS
A TRUE BOATER'S PARADISE!! Boasting 146 ft of waterfront, this 2-story, 3000+ Sqft home on PALMA SOLA BAY offers ample dockage on DEEP WATER that can accommodate 2 boats of 50+ feet AND has a 10,000...
$1,599,000
Neighborhood: Key Royale 1St Add
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,269
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
3
Days on Site
A4559054
MLS
Florida cottage in quiet Key Royale located in the heart of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is canal front with a pool and large backyard. There are so many...
$774,900
Neighborhood: Westbay Point & Moorings Iii
2
Beds
2
Baths
985
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
3
Days on Site
A4558485
MLS
Enjoy the ultimate in island living with beautiful water views the moment you enter this bright and open condo. A new crisp, professionally designed kitchen with solid wood cabinetry, quartz...

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 February 2, 2023
825
Listed
91
Avg. DOM
$730.86
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$890,000
Med. List Price
825 Properties
Page 1 of 69
$885,000
Neighborhood: Sandhill Preserve
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,483
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4558609
MLS
With endless opportunities for entertainment and recreation, along with daily conveniences, this well-built 3 bedroom/3 bath home has an open gathering room with high ceilings throughout, a...
$825,000
Neighborhood: Sherwood Forest
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,110
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4558893
MLS
AMAZING FIND! Are you looking for a charming lake-front home in a highly sought-after Sarasota community? Look no further! This gorgeous
home is located in Sherwood Forest, surrounded by majestic...
$849,000
Neighborhood: Nokomis Acres
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,605
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3426268
MLS
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. DIRECT GULF ACCESS VIA DONA BAY AND 1.25 MILES TO SNAKE ISLAND BY BOAT. TTHIS GORGEOUS HOME SITS ON ONE OF THE BEST PRIZED LOTS IN THE COMMUNITY AND HAS BEEN COMPLETELY...
$759,900
Neighborhood: Islandwalk At The West Villages
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,108
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
2
Days on Site
O6087287
MLS
The ONLY Martin Ray currently available in IslandWalk at the West Villages! GORGEOUS, almost NEW, Impeccably maintained; offering 3 bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, a Den/Office and EXTENDED LANAI. Full...
$6,799,000
Neighborhood: Island House
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,764
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4558783
MLS
Welcome to the RAREST of them all right on SIESTA KEY!! MOVE-IN READY!! This one of a kind Penthouse is now ready to sell where every element inside is brand new and unlike anything else on the...
$479,000
Neighborhood: Gran Paradiso Ph 1
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,564
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
2
Days on Site
D6128855
MLS
FULLY FURNISHED BEAUTIFUL TURN KEY VILLA in growing and popular Wellen Park area.


Fabulous lake view. Gated Community. Screened in lanai. Single Level Floor Plan. Two Car Garage....
Open 2/4
Address Withheld Venice,  FL 34293
$955,000
Neighborhood: Lot 1010 Sarasota National Phase 3 Pb 50 Pg 17
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,386
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4559132
MLS
This is the one you've been waiting for.

Stunning waterfront home now available in the Lake Village of Sarasota National. Numerous upgrades to this 4 bedroom, 3 and 1/2 bath, 2,386 square...
Open 2/5
11436 Montserrat Dr Venice,  FL 34293
$1,100,000
Neighborhood: Oasis At West Villages
3
Beds
4
Baths
3,128
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4558928
MLS
BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME IN OASIS! "What a Gorgeous Lake View!!! It's likely what you will say each morning when you own this incredible property. One of the oldest sayings in real estate is Location,...
$3,900,000
Neighborhood: Queens Harbour/Bay Isles
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,050
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4559314
MLS
Located in prestigious Queens Harbour, behind the gates of Bay Isles, this beautiful home provides the owner with carefree privacy and spectacular direct bay views. The floor plan captivates you from...
$199,000
Neighborhood: Arbors
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,055
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
N6124584
MLS
The Arbors Community is located in Osprey near Siesta Key Beach, Casey Key, Nokomis Beach, Legacy Bike Trail, and Oscar Scherer State Park. Within minutes of downtown Venice and Sarasota. This...
$1,425,000
Neighborhood: Whispering Sands Sec 6
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,282
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4558210
MLS
Spectacular FULL GULF VIEWS from this beautifully UPDATED 9th FLOOR tower residence in the premiere GULF FRONT property of Whispering Sands! Directly overlooking the magnificent waves of the Gulf of...
Open 2/5
2937 Seasons Blvd Sarasota,  FL 34240
$735,000
Neighborhood: Barton Farms
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,245
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4554721
MLS
**ENJOY SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS** throughout this LIGHT and BRIGHT, OPEN FLOORPLAN in the Highly Sought-After LAUREL LAKES Community. This Former BUILDER's HOME features a Split Floorplan with 3...

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 February 2, 2023
376
Listed
84
Avg. DOM
$297.58
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$482,500
Med. List Price
376 Properties
Page 1 of 32
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,650
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3395920
MLS
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Seller concession for closing costs or interest-rate buy down available. Three bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car garage home in a quiet spot in the hub of...
$1,050,000
Neighborhood: Grey Hawk At Lake Polo
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,173
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3426200
MLS
THE VIEW Lake Polo WATERFRONT in GATED Grey Hawk Community, where nature inspires peaceful and private living (over 1/2 ACRE LOT) along with amazing uninterrupted water views.. CAR ENTHUSISTS WILL...
$695,000
Neighborhood: Hudson Beach Estates
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,080
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
2
Days on Site
W7852131
MLS
Elevated Waterfront Canal Home. Built in 1991, this 4018 total square foot home is situated just a few minutes boat ride from the Gulf of Mexico. The 2080 sqft upper level features 3 bedrooms, 2...
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,108
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3395951
MLS
WHAT A GREAT LOCATION: A 2012 JACOBSEN HOME located on an oversized corner lot with a large paved driveway. This beautiful manufactured home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a bonus room/office off...
$785,000
Neighborhood: Leisure Beach
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,310
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
2
Days on Site
U8188688
MLS
WOW WOW WOW ...This Waterfront Oasis offers everything you could want ... views, boat house, floating dock for Kayaks, jet ski lifts, lush landscape, outdoor living at its finest with pool and...
Open 2/4
13715 Tramore Dr Odessa,  FL 33556
$499,900
Neighborhood: Ashley Lakes P
6
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,060
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
3
Days on Site
T3425860
MLS
A*** RATED SCHOOL ZONE. THIS WELL-APPOINTED HOME FEATURES A NEW ROOF IN 2022 AND A LARGE MASTER BEDROOM SUITE DOWNSTAIRS AND 5 OTHER BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS, IS LOCATED IN THE DESIRABLE ASHLEY LAKES...
$390,000
Neighborhood: Tampa Bay Golf Tennis Club Ph 03A
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,138
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
3
Days on Site
U8188765
MLS
Beautiful Conservation & Pond View located near the Clubhouse with no front or rear neighbors! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is on a private road in the gated, 55+ Golfing Community of Tampa Bay Golf...
$1,399,999
Neighborhood: Sea Colony At Gulf Landings
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,791
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
4
Days on Site
U8188803
MLS
Absolutely gorgeous waterfront Key West Style home that has open water views and quick access to the Gulf of Mexico. As you enter the main living area you are greeted with amazing natural light and...
$425,000
Neighborhood: Epperson Ranch South Ph 2F-1 &
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,846
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
4
Days on Site
T3425821
MLS
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Don't wait for new construction! Welcome home to the highly desirable EPPERSON RANCH and the nation's first Crystal Lagoon. This one story home with 4...
$335,000
Neighborhood: Oak Grove Ph 01A
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,236
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
4
Days on Site
T3424179
MLS
A GREAT PLACE TO START! Pride of ownership shines through on this 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home with Open Great Room Floor Plan. Freshly Painted interior and Brand-New Carpeting await your arrival. High...
$624,900
Neighborhood: Quail Hollow Pines
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,339
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
4
Days on Site
N6124944
MLS
Beautiful NEW HOME in Quail Hollow Pines! 4 bedroom, 4 full bath home with 3,339 SF. This home is nestled on 1 acre lot with pond view and lots of privacy. The layout offers plenty of flexibility...
$499,900
Neighborhood: Hudson Beach
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,387
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
4
Days on Site
W7852185
MLS
DIRECT GULF ACCESS 2/2 POOL HOME WITH NEW ROOF! This terrific 2 bedroom and 2 bath waterfront pool home on a deep and wide saltwater canal with floating dock--just minutes from the Gulf. Open floor...

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 February 2, 2023
540
Listed
84
Avg. DOM
$375.30
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$630,000
Med. List Price
540 Properties
Page 1 of 45
$259,900
Neighborhood: Pelican Harbor Mob Home Estates
2
Beds
2
Baths
912
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A4558362
MLS
This beautifully remodeled home is situated in the , highly sought after 55 + community of Pelican Harbor Mobile Estates, just minutes from the tranquil Peace River, and offers endless...
$489,900
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 082
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,058
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
2
Days on Site
D6126150
MLS
Living the Sunshine Life is easy in this cozy 2 bed, 2 bath bungalow that features a HUGE lanai. GULF ACCESS, NO BRIDGES, WATER DEPTH 10-12 FEET. CONCRETE SEA WALL, ROOF NEW 12/2022, AC 5 YRS. NO...
$729,900
Neighborhood: Punta Gorda Isles
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,211
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
2
Days on Site
C7470598
MLS
Location! Punta Gorda Isles! Buried utilities! East facing Lanai! Walking distance to downtown, Fisherman's Village! Dog park at the end of the street, new library just beyond that! Walking distance...
Open 2/4
4208 Gingold St Port Charlotte,  FL 33948
$389,900
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 37
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,298
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
2
Days on Site
C7470621
MLS
Gulf Access Waterfront Home located in Port Charlotte. This nicely maintained home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,298 square feet of living space. For your boat, there is a 7,000 lb. boat lift, a...
$400,000
Neighborhood: Fountain Court Ph 01
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,768
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
C7469731
MLS
Welcome to the gated community of Fountain Court in Punta Gorda Isles! This highly sought-after TOP FLOOR CORNER unit includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with beautiful water views! The...
$135,000
Neighborhood: Hol Mob Estate 3Rd Add
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,152
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
D6128868
MLS
Old Florida Spirit on a lake. Home was subject to Hurricane damage and is being Sold-As-Is, Subject to Buyer's Approval.
The roof is tarped. The Carport and utiity room are missing from the...
$390,000
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 007
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,845
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
2
Days on Site
C7470756
MLS
This home has everything you need and more. Located in the heart of sunny Port Charlotte, this updated pool home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with plenty of space for entertaining and relaxing and...
Pending
113 Northshore TERRACE Port Charlotte,  FL 33980
$420,000
Neighborhood: Suncoast Harbors
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,334
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
2
Days on Site
C7470412
MLS
SAILBOAT ACCESS IN JUST MINUTES at this beautiful WATERFRONT home with 120 FEET on the water!!! Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and over 1300 square feet under air, this is the perfect spot to...
$875,000
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 044
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,762
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
2
Days on Site
C7465210
MLS
This Exquisite SAILBOAT or POWERBOAT CANAL Custom Built Home shows like a Model and features an abundance of upgrades including an extended sized paver lanai, expansive saltwater pool with heater and...
$875,000
Neighborhood: Acreage
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,255
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
3
Days on Site
A4559138
MLS
Here's your chance to own a beautiful waterfront home with a boat dock and lift. The home is high enough that flood insurance is not required. This waterfront home comes with its own private...
Open 2/4
545 Lindley TERRACE Port Charlotte,  FL 33952
$499,900
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 025
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,204
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
3
Days on Site
C7470424
MLS
MOVE IN READY, WATERFRONT 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 car garage home, with Easy access to OPEN WATERS, just one Bridge and YOUR OUT! No HOA fees, flood is transferable. CLICK ON THE VIRTUAL TOUR LINK 1...
$574,200
Neighborhood: Burnt Store Isles Sec 15
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,276
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
3
Days on Site
C7470609
MLS
** PLEASE TAKE A WALK THROUGH YOUR NEW HOME WITH THE 3D INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL TOUR ** Welcome Home to Burnt Store Isles, a popular golf/waterfront community that was created with the boater and nature...

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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