Coffee Pot Bayou and the Old Northeast is one of St. Pete’s most historic neighborhoods. With attractions like the North Shore Aquatic Complex and Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum and a string of parks and recreations opportunities, Coffee Pot Bayou is a not-to-miss spot in St. Pete. For wildlife watchers, it’s worth noting Coffee Pot Park is a gathering spot for manatees during the coolers winter months as well as turtles, egrets, herons and the occasional dolphin. With a well-maintained sidewalk running along the bayou, it’s a great place for a stroll, affording fantastic views, opportunities for fishing, access to a small beach and comfortable benches if you need a rest. Also found in Coffee Pot Bayou is the Snell Isle Bridge, which is a very picturesque, often photographed, and often painted landmark in St. Petersburg.
Access to Coffee Pot Bayou is easy on the two-mile walking and bike path that starts in downtown St. Petersburg and follows the edge of Tampa Bay before entering the Bayou.