Best lakes in Central Florida Gulf Coast

Check out the top lakes in Central Florida Gulf Coast, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. SunWest Park
1. SunWest Park
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34 local reviews
17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
(727) 569-6472
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Debi
Amazing place to spend the day....spring fed lake with a beach like atmosphere.
Megan
Paddle Boarding, kayaking and wakeboarding on a spring fed lake.
1. SunWest Park
1. SunWest Park
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34 local reviews
17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
(727) 569-6472
Debi
Debi
Amazing place to spend the day....spring fed lake with a beach like atmosphere.
Megan
Megan
Paddle Boarding, kayaking and wakeboarding on a spring fed lake.
2. Crescent Lake Park
2. Crescent Lake Park
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32 local reviews
1320 5th St N, Saint Petersburg
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 727-893-7441
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Steve & Denise
Nearby beautiful park with lovely large lake and playground for kids. This is the perfect spot to get a…
Jen
Over a mile of tree-lined walking/running path around the lake, a playground for the kids, tennis courts and a…
Cari + Robert
A MASSIVE park, with pretty sunsets over the lake. A scenic 3-4 mile round trip run or walk from the rental,…
2. Crescent Lake Park
2. Crescent Lake Park
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32 local reviews
1320 5th St N, Saint Petersburg
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 727-893-7441
Steve & Denise
Steve & Denise
Nearby beautiful park with lovely large lake and playground for kids. This is the perfect spot to get a close-up view of a variety of…
Jen
Jen
Over a mile of tree-lined walking/running path around the lake, a playground for the kids, tennis courts and a baseball field. Bring a…
Cari + Robert
Cari + Robert
A MASSIVE park, with pretty sunsets over the lake. A scenic 3-4 mile round trip run or walk from the rental, through the Euclid or Crescent…
3. John Chesnut Senior Park
3. John Chesnut Senior Park
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12 local reviews
2200 E Lake Rd S, Palm Harbor
+1 727-582-2100
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Cheryl
Some great little hiking trails, really pretty park on Lake Tarpon, great for a picnic, alligators may be…
Cece
This is another one of our many county parks. Great nature trails and picnic areas. This park also offers a…
Dionna
My Doxie, Riley, loves the dog park here plus there's picnicking, hiking, native wildlife and beautiful views…
3. John Chesnut Senior Park
3. John Chesnut Senior Park
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12 local reviews
2200 E Lake Rd S, Palm Harbor
+1 727-582-2100
Cheryl
Cheryl
Some great little hiking trails, really pretty park on Lake Tarpon, great for a picnic, alligators may be harder to spot than in the little…
Cece
Cece
This is another one of our many county parks. Great nature trails and picnic areas. This park also offers a boat launch. This park is…
Dionna
Dionna
My Doxie, Riley, loves the dog park here plus there's picnicking, hiking, native wildlife and beautiful views of Lake Tarpon.
4. Sawgrass Lake Park
4. Sawgrass Lake Park
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20 local reviews
7400 25th St N, Saint Petersburg
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 727-217-7256
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Sophie
Sawgrass Lake Park, 400 acres in size, allows people to walk through one of the largest maple swamps on the…
JoAnna
If you want to see some gators, go here. Especially if it's in the summer. There is a raised board walk that…
Mike
For all the nature lovers, this is a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of every day life. They have…
4. Sawgrass Lake Park
4. Sawgrass Lake Park
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20 local reviews
7400 25th St N, Saint Petersburg
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 727-217-7256
Sophie
Sophie
Sawgrass Lake Park, 400 acres in size, allows people to walk through one of the largest maple swamps on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The…
JoAnna
JoAnna
If you want to see some gators, go here. Especially if it's in the summer. There is a raised board walk that runs through the woods and ends…
Mike
Mike
For all the nature lovers, this is a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of every day life. They have a one mile bridge that lead…
5. A.L. Anderson Park
5. A.L. Anderson Park
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10 local reviews
39699 US Highway 19 North, Tarpon Springs
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 727-943-4085
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Nancy
Nice walks, great boat launches on Lake Tarpon and you can walk there, pack a picnic and go alligator watching…
Cece
This is one of our many county parks in the area. This park is located on Lake Tarpon with picnic areas and a…
Cheryl
Close by if you want to see alligators, located on Lake Tarpon.
5. A.L. Anderson Park
5. A.L. Anderson Park
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10 local reviews
39699 US Highway 19 North, Tarpon Springs
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 727-943-4085
Nancy
Nancy
Nice walks, great boat launches on Lake Tarpon and you can walk there, pack a picnic and go alligator watching if you want.
Cece
Cece
This is one of our many county parks in the area. This park is located on Lake Tarpon with picnic areas and a boat launch.
Cheryl
Cheryl
Close by if you want to see alligators, located on Lake Tarpon.
6. Lake Park
6. Lake Park
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7 local reviews
17302 North Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 813-264-3806
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Montoia
Lake Park offers visitors the perfect combination of fun activities, excitement, and breathtaking beauty. …
Lisa
Nice walking riding trails along a lake.
6. Lake Park
6. Lake Park
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7 local reviews
17302 North Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 813-264-3806
Montoia
Montoia
Lake Park offers visitors the perfect combination of fun activities, excitement, and breathtaking beauty. This 589-acre site is a sanctuary…
Lisa
Lisa
Nice walking riding trails along a lake.
7. Tarpon Turtle Grill & Marina
7. Tarpon Turtle Grill & Marina
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3 local reviews
1513 Lake Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 727-940-5360
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Luann
This restaurant/bar is on Lake Tarpon which is full of alligators and other wildlife. There is indoor and…
Thomas
Neat restaurant on Lake Tarpon
Jeannie
Dining right on Lake Tarpon
7. Tarpon Turtle Grill & Marina
7. Tarpon Turtle Grill & Marina
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3 local reviews
1513 Lake Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 727-940-5360
Luann
Luann
This restaurant/bar is on Lake Tarpon which is full of alligators and other wildlife. There is indoor and outdoor seating with a bar that…
Thomas
Thomas
Neat restaurant on Lake Tarpon
Jeannie
Jeannie
Dining right on Lake Tarpon
8. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
8. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
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26 local reviews
1101 Country Club Way South, Saint Petersburg
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 727-893-7326
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Sophie
Part of Lake Maggiore Island is walking distance on 9th Street (Turn right from the house). Shaded by…
Kenwood
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is a 245-acre protected area in St. Petersburg, Florida, Pinellas County, Florida…
Rick & Angie
City-owned 245-acre park on Lake Maggiore. Nature trails, environmental studies area, conference center,…
8. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
8. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
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26 local reviews
1101 Country Club Way South, Saint Petersburg
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 727-893-7326
Sophie
Sophie
Part of Lake Maggiore Island is walking distance on 9th Street (Turn right from the house). Shaded by spreading live oaks, the island looks…
Kenwood
Kenwood
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is a 245-acre protected area in St. Petersburg, Florida, Pinellas County, Florida. The preserve is located on the…
Rick & Angie
Rick & Angie
City-owned 245-acre park on Lake Maggiore. Nature trails, environmental studies area, conference center, pioneer settlement history park and…
9. American Balloons
9. American Balloons
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3 local reviews
4241 Birdsong Blvd, Lutz
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
(813) 243-9507
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Ann & Lars
Hot Air Balloons Flights over the beautiful growing terrain of Lutz, Land O Lakes, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa,…
9. American Balloons
9. American Balloons
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3 local reviews
4241 Birdsong Blvd, Lutz
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
(813) 243-9507
Ann & Lars
Ann & Lars
Hot Air Balloons Flights over the beautiful growing terrain of Lutz, Land O Lakes, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Zephyrhills, and St Leo Area.
10. Walsingham Park
10. Walsingham Park
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6 local reviews
12615 102nd Avenue, Seminole
+1 727-549-6142
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Michelle
Really nice park to have a relaxing afternoon picnic on the lake or walk the many trails.
Steph & Jay
Great park with large walking path (5 miles), lake, playground, fitness areas and more!
10. Walsingham Park
10. Walsingham Park
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6 local reviews
12615 102nd Avenue, Seminole
+1 727-549-6142
Michelle
Michelle
Really nice park to have a relaxing afternoon picnic on the lake or walk the many trails.
Steph & Jay
Steph & Jay
Great park with large walking path (5 miles), lake, playground, fitness areas and more!
11. Eagle Lake Park
11. Eagle Lake Park
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2 local reviews
1800 Keene Rd, Largo
+1 727-582-2100
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Gustavo And Tara
Beautiful park perfect for bicycles, walking, or taking a run + an ample sized playground for children to…
11. Eagle Lake Park
11. Eagle Lake Park
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2 local reviews
1800 Keene Rd, Largo
+1 727-582-2100
Gustavo And Tara
Gustavo And Tara
Beautiful park perfect for bicycles, walking, or taking a run + an ample sized playground for children to play, & multiple lakes for…
12. Eagle Lake Park
12. Eagle Lake Park
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2 local reviews
Eagle Lake Park, Largo
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Lisa
You can walk from my house - 2 blocks. There are walking trails, biking trails, a play area for kids, a lake…
Gustavo And Tara
Beautiful park that is perfect for bicycles, walking, or taking a run + an ample sized playground for children…
12. Eagle Lake Park
12. Eagle Lake Park
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2 local reviews
Eagle Lake Park, Largo
Lisa
Lisa
You can walk from my house - 2 blocks. There are walking trails, biking trails, a play area for kids, a lake to feed the ducks and see…
Gustavo And Tara
Gustavo And Tara
Beautiful park that is perfect for bicycles, walking, or taking a run + an ample sized playground for children to play, & multiple lakes for…