65+ Waterfront Attractions Near Lake Wales, Florida to Visit This Summer

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One of the key advantages to living in Florida is getting to enjoy the waterfront. And when you live in Lake Wales, you’ll be able to enjoy both sides of the coast. Keep on reading to learn about the great places in the area to put on your to-do list!

Beaches and Parks

You can find a variety of beaches and parks on the waterfront near Lake Wales that host great views and have plenty to do!

West of Lake Wales

  • Gardenville Beach | Gibsonton, FL
  • Picnic Island Beach Dog Park | Tampa, FL
  • Bahama Beach | St. Petersburg, FL
  • Saint Pete Beach, FL | St. Petersburg, FL
  • Upham Beach Park | St. Petersburg, FL
  • Gandy Beach | St. Petersburg, FL
  • Cypress Point Park | Tampa, FL
  • Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park | Tampa, FL
  • Ballast Point Park | Tampa, FL
  • Seaplane Basin | Tampa, FL
  • Philippe Park | Safety Harbor, FL
  • Mobbly Bayou Beach Park | Oldsmar, FL
  • Sand Key Park | Clearwater, FL
  • Weedon Island Preserve | Pinellas County, Florida

East of Lake Wales

  • South Beach Park | Vero Beach, FL
  • Jaycee Park | Vero Beach, FL
  • Pelican Island National WildLife Refuge | Vero Beach, FL
  • Indian River Aquatic Reserve | Vero Beach, FL
  • Sebastian Inlet State Park | Melbourne Beach, FL
  • Ft. Pierce Aquatic Preserve | Fort Pierce, FL
  • Avalon State Park | Fort Pierce, FL
  • Jack Island | Fort Pierce, FL
  • Pepper Park Beachside | Fort Pierce, FL
  • Fort Pierce Inlet State Park | Fort Pierce, FL
  • Riverview Park | Sebastian, FL

Waterfront Restaurants and Bars

One of the best parts about the Florida waterfront is the restaurants and bars you’ll find there. Check out the large selection of places you can go to dine in Lake Wales, Tampa, and more!

Lake Wales and Winter Haven Area Dining

You don’t have to go far from your Water’s Edge of Lake Wales home to enjoy waterfront dining! Here are some spots nearby our retirement community.

Harry’s Old Place
3751 Cypress Gardens Rd. | Winter Haven, FL 33884

Tanners Lakeside
1006 S Lake Howard Dr. | Winter Haven, FL 33880

Old Man Frank’s
1005 Lake Howard Dr. SW | Winter Haven, FL 33880

2435 7th St. SW | Winter Haven, FL 33880

Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro
300 2nd Avenue NE | St Petersburg, FL 33701

Circle’s Waterfront at Lands End Marina
1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. | Apollo Beach, Florida 33572

Salt Rock Grille
19325 Gulf Blvd. | Indian Shores, FL 33785

Restaurants and Bars in Tampa

In just an hour’s time, you can enjoy a large variety of bars and restaurants right on the water! From seafood to Mexican to American, and more, there’s truly something for everyone!

SeaScapes Beach House
Building 682 | 99511 Marina Bay Dr. | Tampa, FL 33621

Hula Bay Club
5210 West Tyson Ave. | Tampa, FL 33611

Taste of Boston
5314 Interbay Blvd. | Tampa, FL 33611

Oyster Catchers Restaurant
2900 Bayport Dr. | Tampa, Florida 33607

The Rusty Pelican
2425 N Rocky Point Dr. | Tampa, FL 33607

Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill
7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway | Tampa, FL 33607

The Westin Tampa Bay | 7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway | Tampa, FL 33607

Bahama Breeze Island Grille
3045 N Rocky Point Dr. | East Tampa, FL 33607

The Sail
333 S. Franklin St. | Tampa, FL 33602

Jackson’s Bistro
601 S Harbour Island Blvd. | Tampa, FL 33602

American Social Bar & Kitchen
601 S Harbour Island Blvd. | Suite #107 | Tampa, FL 33602

Waterside Grill
700 South Florida Ave. | Tampa, Florida 33602

Watervüe Grille
700 Harbour Post Dr. | Tampa, FL 33602

Vero Beach and Surrounding Area Dining

Just a little over an hour east of Lake Wales is Vero Beach, which is a lovely beachfront town that has so much for guests to enjoy!

Polo Grill
2855 Ocean Dr. | Vero Beach, Fl

Ocean Grill
1050 Sexton Plaza | Vero Beach, Florida 32963

Di Mare Vero Beach
1517 Ocean Dr. | Vero Beach, FL 32963

3500 Ocean Dr. | Vero Beach, Florida 32963

Vino Royal
97 Royal Palm Pointe | Vero Beach, FL 32960

Other Attractions Near Lake Wales Located on the Water

If beaches and restaurants aren’t really your thing, there are still some other great attractions you can visit on the water!


And if you are looking for some other attractions a bit more inland, Orlando is just a short drive away and is filled with fun for you and the grandkids!

Why Choose Water’s Edge of Lake Wales?

Our retirement community can help fulfill all your retirement dreams in sunny Florida! Not only are we just a short distance from the ocean shores, but Lake Wales has numerous beautiful bodies of water that will make you feel like you are living in a tropical paradise.

And at Water’s Edge, not only do we offer independent living apartments and villas, but we also provide assisted living and memory care in case you need those services in the future.

Find Out What Other Fun Awaits Near Lake Wales

We love to update our blog with helpful posts for residents and everyone else in Lake Wales! Here are some articles that can give you lots to do this summer!

Make Your Summer Great With Water’s Edge of Lake Wales!

Are you looking to make a change to your retirement lifestyle this summer? A fun life filled with adventure and activities awaits you at our retirement community in Lake Wales!

We would love to talk to you about the possibilities of moving to our campus, so reach out today!