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.

What a great little town gulfport is! The people welcome you with open arms. The food is great...So many great plase to eat..One of my fav is Isabell's on the veranda..Most nights they have live music.
Reviewed by lhanson38
on September 17, 2012
I love how quaint Gulfport is. The people are friendly, the shops are artsy and restaurants have GREAT food! There is almost always some kind of local activity going on... festivals, art walk or the fresh market. They locals are friendly and very welcoming to new residents. Then there's the water front...absolutely beautiful! Most of my pictures of Gulfport can be found on Instagram for iphone users under yogaheather. I love Gulfport and I am proud to live here!
Reviewed by HeatherHixon
on September 17, 2012
Always a great time in Gulfport. There are so many choices that it makes it difficult to only decide on one!!
Reviewed by stpetesean
on September 17, 2012
Small seaside village with many restaurants within walking distance of the beach. They also have Bed & Breakfast lodging available with poolside service. Parking is free throughout the village and the restaurants are easily accessible and affordable. Thoughtfully prepared meals served by delightful people in a warm and quaint atmosphere, it doesn't get any better. Who knows you might see a Dolphin or Manatee swimming by, or observes some bees enjoying the nectar of a Magnolia blossom while visiting this old taste of Florida?
Reviewed by juan
on September 17, 2012
I discovered Gulfport in 1988 and found it to be an amazing place for culture, food and fun. For a small town it has a lot going for it. So many good restaurants!
Reviewed by NeilyTrappmanStudio
on September 17, 2012
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