Introduction to Safety Harbor, Florida
Safety Harbor, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 6 miles E of Clearwater, Florida (center to center) and 14 miles W of Tampa, Florida. The city is included in the Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 17,203 people lived in Safety Harbor.
Safety Harbor History
Safety Harbor was earlier known as Worth’s Harbor. It used to be inhabited by the Tocobago and Timucuan Indians. Spanish explorers landed in this area around 1528, the first being Panfilo de Narvaez. He was followed by another Spaniard, Hernando De Soto in 1539. The modern settlement of Safety Harbor began with a Frenchman, Count Odet Philippe. The city was incorporated in 1917.
Safety Harbor and Nearby Attractions
- Espiritu Santo Springs
- Tocobaga Mound, Philippe Park
- Safety Harbor Public Library
- Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
- Safety Harbor City Hall
Safety Harbor Activities
Safety Harbor is a quaint city with a pleasant, laid back atmosphere. It is famous for the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa which is set up on 22 acres of waterfront. It is a quiet and peaceful town which makes it an ideal place to escape from the stresses of modern living. Visitors enjoy going to the Safety Harbor Farmer’s Market, which is an open air market where people can purchase fresh vegetables, fruits and smoked fish, among many other things. Residents and tourists also enjoy a variety of water sports.
Safety Harbor Transportation
Clearwater Air Park is the nearest airport.
Safety Harbor Higher Education
Hillsborough Community College provides college level education nearby.