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Welcome to the Bayshore Beautiful Neighborhood Assocation website. For full access, sign up to become a member today!


The Bayshore Beautiful Neighborhood Association (BBNA) is a volunteer-run neighborhood association founded in 1988. The Association's boundaries are Gandy Boulevard, Bayshore Boulevard, Himes Avenue, and El Prado with the recently added streets, Julia Street & Julia Circle. 


We are a membership-based organization that is designed to advocate on behalf of our neighbors to local governments, keep residents informed on matters affecting our neighborhood, and are charged with organizing activities to help bring the neighborhood together.

Neigborhood News 
Luminaria Sale 

Date: December 10th & 11th 
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: South Tampa YMCA 
4411 S. Himes Ave 

Don't forget to place an order for your luminarias! Bayshore Beautiful will be lighting luminarias across our neighborhood at dusk on Sunday, December 11th to bring in the holiday spirit! Read more. 

Neighborhood Newsletter 

November 2022

We hope you received your printed copy of our annual BBNA newsletter. To view the PDF version, please click here. If for some reason you did not receive your copy and you do live within the BBNA confines, please submit a contact us form with your request to be added to the list. 


Hillsborough Schools

As a neighborhood association it is our duty to keep neighbors informed of important decisions impacting our community. As such, we've gathered important links and other information regarding the upcoming boundary proposals that may affect Bayshore Beautiful. We've posted these documents and links on our member only page (news/updates.) 

Wreath Decorations

December 2022

Thank you to Bill Merlin, Suzanne & Steven Cooper, and Verna Carbo for placing wreaths on our main stop signs throughout the Bayshore Beautiful neighborhood. We hope they bring a smile to your face when you see them!

Police Patrols

December 2022

Due to the generous contributions of our neighbors this past year, we’ve hired an extra-duty Tampa police officer to patrol our neighborhood twice a month. The officer passes up and down each of the streets for a general security check and monitors traffic on the main thoroughfares. These patrols are increased to a weekly patrol over the holiday period. This program is 100% run on donations from our neighbors. Please consider a donation today. 

To view the most recent police report, visit the news/updates tab. You must be an active member to view this page. 

Publix on Gandy/Himes 

Early 2023

Great news! After months of anticipation, the Publix on Gandy/Himes will be opening early 2023. It will be worth the wait as this isn't your normal Publix. This Publix will feature a Pours section with freshly brewed coffee, on-tap kombucha, freshly made acai bowls, smoothies, or delicious wine/craft beer that you can sip while you shop. 

Article: Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Their Upcoming Transformation

by Julia Martin

Long-time friends Blake Casper and partners Morley and Rick “The Colonel” Craig had many talks over fish and chips about the Mad Dogs of today and how much it means to its customers and what it could be in the future” said Jess Anderson, Special Projects Manager for Oxford Commons (which owns Oxford Exchange, The Library, and the soon-to-be opened Predalina on Water Street). Morley had even considered closing Mad Dogs, before talking to Casper, but said in recent Tampa Bay Business Journal article that the new location has reinvigorated his passion for the pub. "Mad Dogs II is going to be fabulous," Casper said, “but we're not going to lose the soul of this. And that's why Wilt and the Colonel are critical." Read the full story here

Article: Tampa Bay Waterkeeper 

by Julia Martin

WHAT DO RUN-OFF AND LAWN CLIPPINGS HAVE TO DO WITH THE WATER AROUND US? Plenty, according to Justin Tramble and Megan Eakins of Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights to protect, improve and preserve the Tampa Bay watershed. Established in 2018, Tampa Bay Waterkeeper is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network of over 350 grassroots leaders in six continents protecting everyone’s right to clean water. Read the full story here

El Prado Survey 

February 2022

The City of Tampa is in the planning phase of a safety project for El Prado and has proposed to reduce El Prado from 4 lanes to 2 lanes, with protected bike lanes and a sidewalk being installed along the northern side of the road. The stretch of El Prado between MacDill and Bayshore, which is a 2-lane brick road, would remain unchanged, except for improved pedestrian crossings being installed on Bayshore. Read the archived news story and view the results of the survey here