We currently enjoy leaving our boat on the beach for the season along the Jersey Shore for a nominal fee from the town and I'm wondering if there's anything similar in the Tampa Bay area. We're considering relocating to the Hyde Park in the next 6-12 months.
Hyde Park's a great section of Tampa to live in. No opportunity to store or launch a Hobie into the bay from there though. There are several clubs around the Tampa Bay area that provide dry, mast-up storage (see Matt's search link). I keep mine at the Clearwater Community Sailing center, about 30 minutes from downtown Tampa (on a good day). I don't know of any town on Tampa Bay, Boca Ciega bay or the gulf beaches that offers on the beach storage, although Siesta Key in Sarasota (about an hour away) has cats stored on the beach.