The Pirate Coast. Have you heard of such a place? Perhaps not, as the name has gone out of fashion, replaced by the term “Sun Coast.” I suppose that business owners thought that a “Sun Coast” would sound like a more pleasant place to vacation than the Pirate Coast, but I disagree. I think Pirate Coast sounds far more fun.
So where is this place, you ask? The Pirate Coast is the stretch of Florida’s Gulf Coast that runs from Tampa in the north all the way down to Naples. It includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers and Naples. It’s beautiful, it’s where I live, and it’s my hunting ground for treasures.