Destination guide

Enjoy an old town atmosphere in Safety Harbor

Safefy Harbor sits on a peninsula overlooking Tampa Bay and is perhaps best known for the its 1920s spa: a vast and lavish treatment center which has been officially designated a Historic Landmark. In its center, Main Street is flanked with old boutique shops and towering oaks. Here you can sit out in one of the pretty little cafes and people watch to your heart's content. In one of the many Safety Harbor vacation rentals, you can enjoy the quaint small town atmosphere, but the larger cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg are just a short distance away.

Things to do

Discover the Fountain of Youth

If you want to feel younger, then Safety Harbor might be your best bet. The Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto thought he'd found the fountain of youth when he discovered the local natural springs on arriving in the 16th century. These fabled springs now feed the enormous 1920s Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, a Florida Heritage Landmark, which offers bubbling whirlpools and treatments including facials, hydrotherapy, body rubs, and massages. Here, you can indulge in a day of pampering and rejuvenation, making it a serene getaway for couples and honeymooners.


Sport fishing in Safety Harbor

A vacation in Safety Harbor is all about the outdoors. On the west side of the peninsula, you can spend days on Clearwater Beach, swimming in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, beachcombing for treasure, or renting a surfboard and hitting the waves. Sport fishing is popular in Florida and you can join daily charters to hook a mahi mahi, king mackerel, wahoo, or sailfish. Alternatively, you can board a sunset yacht cruise, followed by dolphins in your wake. Safety Harbor vacation rentals make it easy to indulge your outdoorsy passions in the Sunshine State.


A year-round vacation destination

Safety Harbor has 2 main seasons that draw in the visitors. Between May and October, the subtropical weather is hot and humid, and most of the rain falls during this time. That said, the weather is perfectly suited to long, lazy days at the beach, cooling down in the ocean, and exploring the little boutiques and museums in nearby Tampa. Throughout the rest of the year, the temperature is dry, sunny, and bright, with winter attracting the snowbirds eager for some of that famous Florida sun.

Natural features

Ocean bliss in Safety Harbor

When you stay in one of the Safety Harbor vacation rentals, you're never far away from the ocean. Walk along the trails in Phillipe Park overlooking Tampa Bay, or explore along Clearwater Beach where you can listen to the lapping waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Just north of Safety Harbor is the beautiful freshwater Lake Tarpon, where you can fish from the banks or join the water sports on offer. Across the bay is Little Manatee River, where gentle sea cows frolic in the shallow tidal inlets.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Safety Harbor

Fly into St. Petersburg, FL (PIE-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 10 mi (16.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Safety Harbor?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,418 vacation rentals near Safety Harbor. From 885 Houses to 2,068 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Safety Harbor for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Safety Harbor?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Safety Harbor:

  • Bay Towne: 21 vacation rentals
  • Bay Towne East: 20 vacation rentals
  • Clearwater Beach: 1,035 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Beach: 1,142 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 461 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Safety Harbor?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Safety Harbor. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • John's Pass Village & Boardwalk: 8,038 vacation rentals
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: 3,048 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Beach: 3,232 vacation rentals
  • Raymond James Stadium: 1,908 vacation rentals
  • Tampa Bay Grand Prix: 7,033 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Safety Harbor listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Safety Harbor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 885 Houses in Safety Harbor. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Safety Harbor include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,068 rentals available
  • Cottages: 174 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 174 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Safety Harbor?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,299 vacation rentals with pool available in Safety Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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