Safety Harbor Neighborhood Guide
- Safety Harbor has been called, “Tampa Bay’s Best Kept Secret”. Nestled on the upper west shore of Tampa Bay, Safety Harbor’s tree-lined streets and quaint, “small-town” appearance are unusual in heavily-urbanized Pinellas County.
- Downtown Safety Harbor’s Main Street offers shops, art galleries and a variety of restaurants all within walking distance. The historic community offers many events for the entire family including a weekly Farmer’s Market with fresh produce, flowers and local vendors and the 3rd Friday Music Series, with shopping, dining and entertainment on Main Street on the 3rd Friday evening of every month.
- There are a number of parks throughout the city including 21- acre Safety Harbor City Park with playgrounds, baseball and softball fields, batting cages, sand volleyball, lighted basketball courts and tennis courts, nature trails and dog park. Philippe Park, nestled on the banks of Tampa Bay, offers walking trails, picnic pavilions, grills, boat ramp, fishing, canoe trails, etc.
- Safety Harbor is the home of the historic Espiritu Santo Springs, or “Springs of the Holy Spirit”, a natural mineral spring. Its waters were given this name in 1539 by the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, who was supposedly searching for the mythical “Fountain of Youth”. In the twentieth century, Espiritu Santo water was bottled and sold commercially, and later a health spa and hotel were built over the springs. The Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, as it is now known, continues to be a prominent visitor attraction in Pinellas County.