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The Florida Suncoast is a local marketing name for the west-central peninsular Florida coastal area, also sometimes known as Florida's Beach communities. The region contains nearly 150 miles of Gulf of Mexico beaches and the warm, sunny winter climate attracts tourist from across the US, Canada, and Europe. The phrase was coined in 1952 by St. Petersburg, Florida, mayor Samuel G. Johnson.
Cities and counties [ edit ]
The Suncoast region includes the western central Florida cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Tampa, Brandon, Ruskin, Sarasota and Bradenton, among others. Many of the beach communities on the Gulf of Mexico are individually-incorporated cities, such as St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, and Indian Rocks Beach. An exception is Clearwater Beach, which is part of the city of Clearwater.
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References [ edit ]
- According to a February 2, 1986, article in the Lakeland Ledger.
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