Ballast Point is a neighborhood in South Tampa. It is largely residential, and canopied by mature oak trees full of Spanish moss. It’s nestled by the Hillsborough Bay to the East, Bayshore Beautiful to the North, and convenient to MacDill Air Force Base, and famed Bayshore Boulevard. In recent years, there has been turnover of new construction homes in the neighborhood when builders can find suitable lots.
Home to the Ballast Point Neighborhood Association, Tampa Yacht and Country Club, and Ballast Point Park. There is a 600-foot pier in the park that is open 24 hours. A new boat dock was added recently and there is a boat ramp that is also accessible 24 hours a day. Lighted parking, and public restrooms are available. There is a small, informal concession at the pier, Taste of Boston, which serves seafood, ice cream and American food.