The Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay is wonderful to view at sunset. Visitors and groups can charter yachts from hotels in St.Pete Beach, Tampa, and Sarasota to view it. It’s also close to Fort DeSoto, which is great for cook-outs and letting the dogs roam while enjoying the beach.
The modern design arose out of the 1981 tragedy in which a shipping barge struck and damaged the previous Sunshine Skyway, resulting in about 30 deaths. Since then this design provided sunshine and warmth to boaters and drivers.
It’s fun to drive over the bridge as well as stop to fish or enjoy the views of Tampa Bay from the remnants of the original bridge. Plenty of families would enjoy a few hours fishing off the old bridge or simply taking some great pictures of the Bay.