November, 2019 | Marina Pointe

TAMPA, FL — South Tampa will soon be home to Tampa’s largest new deep-water marina.

Real estate development and land investment firm BTI Partners has started construction of the 150-slip full-service marina able to accommodate large vessels. The marina is the crown jewel of the 52-acre Westshore Marina District – a mixed-use community – on Westshore and Gandy Boulevard on Old Tampa Bay across from St. Petersburg.

The state-of-the-art marina is located on the doorstep of Marina Pointe, a luxury condominium development currently underway in the Westshore Marina District. With unrestricted access to Tampa Bay, the marina will serve vessels from 40 to more than 100 feet in length and provide owners with concierge boat services, a full-time dockmaster and other curated amenities designed to complement a boating lifestyle.

Artist’s Rendering – Westshore Marina District’s Restaurant

Thanks to its subtropical climate and year-round sunshine, Tampa is a fantastic city for al fresco dining. The concept may have originated in the rural Italian hills or on the streets of metropolitan Paris, but Tampa locals and visitors alike certainly know how to make the most of the fine natural light, relaxed setting and unique people-watching opportunities afforded by the city’s array of al fresco restaurants.

Residents in Marina Pointe’s contemporary waterfront condominiums will have all of the Westshore Marina District’s premier retail and dining right at their fingertips – not to mention its state-of-the-art marina. In addition to the retail center’s wine bar with tapas-style tasting menu, and California-inspired coffee bar and juice shop, an on-site restaurant located at the north end of the waterfront promenade promises to offer a seamless blend of indoor-outdoor dining, as well as limited slips for “boat up” guests.

For inspiration, we’ve outlined a selection of the best outdoor dining near Marina Pointe – from brunch and coffee to dinner and drinks.

Less than 8 miles from Marina Pointe via West Shore Boulevard, the Oystercatchers restaurant is tucked away in the lush tropical landscaping just 150 yards from Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. It’s a great spot for dining al fresco and enjoying fresh, expertly prepared local seafood – the Sunday brunch is incredibly popular among those in the know, featuring an endless buffet, bottomless mimosas and impressive bay views.

Salt Shack on the Bay Restaurant

Salt Shack on the Bay
Right around the corner from Marina Pointe’s luxury condos, this new “rustic-refined” dining concept has quickly become one of Tampa’s favorite outdoor restaurants. Its Caribbean-inspired lunch and dinner menus include fresh seafood, signature cuisine and a selection of tropical signature cocktails, and nearly every seat in the house has striking vistas of Tampa Bay and the Gandy Bridge.

Stones Throw
Tampa’s Armature Works food hall is home to several restaurants with outdoor seating, and Stones Throw is the latest and greatest addition. Just walk up, snag a seat in the shade of an outdoor umbrella, and explore its short and simple seafood menu showcasing light bites, freshly caught fish and a raw bar. The raw bar cycles in a different selection of oysters each week and the “fresh catch” is served on a bun, in a bowl or taco-style – diners can also accompany their meal with a drink from the impressive menu of clear spirits, cocktails and invigorating spritz’.

Stop in for an al fresco nightcap at Armature Works’ luxurious, deco-inspired rooftop bar and lounge, which overlooks the Hillsborough River and glittering downtown skyline. This is a perfect place to listen to live DJs while indulging in shareable small plates and tropical curated cocktails, including a classic Hemingway Daiquiri, bold Mai Tai and crisp “fishbowl” caipirinhas. The bar is first-come first-served, and since it opened in 2019 it has quickly become one of the neighborhood’s hottest nightlife destinations.

Artist’s Rendering – Westshore Marina District Town Center

Reserve your Residence at Tampa Bay’s Most Exclusive Waterfront Community
Marina Pointe’s luxury condominiums represent the premier residential opportunity within the emerging Westshore Marina District, where you can walk to shops, dine on the water and have a state-of-the-art marina and boat slips on your doorstep. Future residents will also have the opportunity to enjoy private al fresco dining on the expansive balconies of their new waterfront condos. Contact (813) 344-4753 or visit the sales gallery at 4900 Bridge St, Tampa, FL 33611 for more information. Don’t miss out on the in-town, on-the-water lifestyle of your dreams.

Construction of the first condo tower in the WESTSHORE MARINA DISTRICT is underway. The tower is set to be completed by the end of 2021. It will consist of 113 condominiums and seven townhomes. The location gives future residents views of both the Tampa and St. Petersburg skylines.

Marina Pointe’s new luxury condominiums are situated in the heart of one of the best neighborhoods in Tampa, with miles of scenic waterfront trails and walkable access to on-site boat slips, restaurants and retail. Tampa regularly ranks among the most walkable cities in Florida, and there are plenty of destinations moments beyond Marina Pointe and the Westshore Marina District where pedestrians can indulge in a leisurely stroll and soak up the year-round sunshine and sea breezes.

Bayshore Boulevard
Beloved by locals and considered one of the world’s longest continuous sidewalks, 4.5mile Bayshore Boulevard winds along the shore of tranquil Hillsborough Bay from Gandy Blvd to the foot of the downtown Tampa bridge. Just a 10-minute drive from Marina Pointe, this spacious pathway includes a 3-mile bike lane, Greenway Trail and simple workout stations with beautiful views of the water and the city skyline. With native birds soaring overhead and fish leaping out of the calm waters, Bayshore is an ideal location for anyone seeking a relaxing waterfront walk, jog or cycling session.

Tampa Riverwalk
The 2.6mile Riverwalk promenade transformed a former warehouse district into one of the city’s most active, walkable neighborhoods perfectly suited for commerce, transportation, entertainment and fitness. The trail is peppered with a wide selection of restaurants where walkers can cool off and enjoy a refreshing drink or mouthwatering meal, from Armature Works’ bustling food hall to Sail Plaza or Sparkman Wharf’s relaxed outdoor dining. Key downtownattractions such as the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Bay History Center and Florida Aquarium are also easily accessible via the Riverwalk – in the heat of the summer, pedestrians can also opt to climb aboard the distinctive Yellow Pirate Taxi and hitch a quick ride to the beginning or the end of the Riverwalk.

Tampa Riverwalk – Photo courtesy of Visit Tampa Bay

Hyde Park Village
Located within Hyde Park, widely considered one of the best neighborhoods to live in Tampa, Hyde Park Village is an upscale open-air shopping district featuring a mix of national retailers, independently owned boutiques, and elevated dining options. The area spans a total of six city blocks, surrounded by enchanting tree-lined avenues with an exquisite iron fountain rising from the main square – after an afternoon of window shopping and exploring, dine at restaurants such as Meat Market, Forbici Modern Italian or On Swann, then pick up an artisanal popsicle from Hyppo Pops or a gourmet treat from Sprinkles’ signature cupcake ATM.

Beach Drive
Located right across the bay from Marina Pointe via car or boat, downtown St. Pete’s Beach Drive is home to a series of unique shops, shaded parks, and amazing restaurants and bars. The acclaimed Museum of Fine Arts and the world-class Salvador Dalí Museum both overlook Beach Drive, as does the historic Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club that was once frequented by the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. Walkers looking to spend a little time up close and personal with nature will enjoy pausing in the shadow of the ancient banyans, and dolphins, reef sharks and other Florida wildlife can often be spotted in Tampa Bay.

Live Just Minutes Away
Marina Pointe’s waterfront condominiums are conveniently located in the heart of the emerging Westshore Marina District at the intersection of Westshore and Gandy Boulevards, a short distance from Tampa’s most popular and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. Its contemporary, walkable lifestyle will introduce a new era of luxury waterfront living to the West Coast of Florida. Residents enjoy easy access to both Tampa International Airport and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport — not to mention a wealth of shops, galleries and dining outlets in the Westshore Marina District as well as nearby Midtown, Water Street, Channel District, International Plaza and Downtown St. Petersburg.

This premium address features breathtaking views, luxurious amenities, and extraordinary waterfront values starting from the $700,000s. Contact (813) 344-4753 or visit the sales gallery at 4900 Bridge St, Tampa, FL 33611 for more information. Don’t delay, there are a limited number of residences available.

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