Gulfport Travel Guide
Gulfport Local History
The history of Gulfport dates from 1868 and although short, the Gulfport was as much a frontier as the West. Settlers came from everywhere, England, Virginia,
The Bahamas and this unique blending of farmers and seamen joined together, created an unique enviroment in which all could flourish. Those hardworking, independent and fun loving people formed a foundation on which the city of Gulfport exists today and Gulfport is seen, not only as a location, but as a state of mind.
Gulfport Parks & Gardens
Clam Bayou Nature Park - This 10 acre park/estuary provides several enviroments from the upland natural vegetation, marsh and mangrove forests to the deeper waters of the Boca Ciega Bay. Some fiddler crabs, wading birds, dolphins and manatees can be seen from the observation decks. Other opportunities to view animals can be done from the nature and broadwalk trails, the canoe and kayak facilities and the extensive views of Clam Bayou and Boca Ciega Bay.
Wood Ibis Park - This 4 acre park's distinguishing feature, is its lake. With native aquatic plantings and a fountain to keep the water aerated, the park has become a favourite location for small bunnies, wading birds and a variety of ducks. Butterflies also flock to carefully selected native plants in the butterfly garden. Enjoy the whole park on the .28 mile nature trail or enjoy a picnic at one of the picnic tables and pavilions provided.
Gulfport Restaurants and Bars
Six tables - 2937 Beach Blvd. Literally only six tables in the dining room of the Peninsula Inn, it is one of the finest dining rooms in Florida. Its six-course meal, at a fixed price of $70, excluding drinks, includes items like, Lobster Bisque, Roasted Pouson with Tarrabo Beur Blanc and Port Wine with poached pear stilton bleu.
Habana Cafe - 5402 Gulfport Blvd. So. Authentic Cuban cuisine with nightly specials, such as champagne chicken, shrimp santiago and shrimp or chicken primavera. Other menu items include soups, "ensaladas", sandwiches, "del tierra" and "del mar". Open Monday - Saturday and with takeaways.
46th South Beach Bar and Grill - 46 South Beach. Small selection of appetizers, like steamed shrimp, smoked fish spread or cheese or onion sticks. Other menu items include salads, sandwiches, milkshakes and cooldrinks. With 8 T.V.'s, it is also a great place to catch the latest sport events.
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