Bayshore Linear Trail is known as the World’s Longest Continuous Sidewalk, and running parallel to Bayshore Boulevard and Tampa Bay it is over 4.5 miles of nothing but breath taking views of the Bay.
On the trail, you’ll pass by some of Tampa’s most prestigious homes in Old Hyde Park , many of which are on the National Historic Register.
The sidewalk, which is 10 feet wide, starts on the north at the Columbus Statue Park at Platt Street and ends at Gandy Boulevard. You can extend it another mile by taking the brick paved road that leads to Ballast Park and Tampa Yacht and Country Club.
The trail is full of amenities including benches, water fountains, bicycle parking, a city marina, police patrolling on bikes, and fitness stations along the way.Parking is available at the Bay to Bay Park, Ballast Point Park and Fred Ball Park.
Ballast Point is our favorite place to park both for security and at the end of the ride they have a very nice restaurant
(Taste of Boston), fishing pier, rest rooms, play area with water entertainment for the kids, ice cream and lots of picnic tables. There are not a lotofparking spaces so make sure your arrive early on the weekends.
Once you have ridden the trail into Tampa and back, follow the narrow brick paved roads past the Yacht Club into the heart of Historic Hyde Park.
The roads will chatter you teeth a little but take your time and enjoy the beauty of these Historic homes which are kept up impeccably.
Please enjoy our short video we took along the trail and for additional pictures visit our album on Face Book by clicking this link > Ballast Point and Bayshore Linear Trail
Tampa Bay… nothing quite compares!