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Getting Here
How do I get to New Port Richey?
New Port Richey is easily accessible by all modes of transportation. Due to our proximity to the coast and being part of the Greater Tampa Bay Area, we have excellent roads, nearby airports, and water access via the Cotee River and the Gulf of Mexico.

By Road and Ground Transportation
Directions via Google Maps.

New Port Richey straddles US 19 on the Gulf Coast with SR 52 to the North and SR 54 to the South.
  • Take SR 52 or SR 54 West towards the Gulf.
  • Take US 19 North from St Pete and Clearwater, or South from Spring Hill and Crystal River.
  • Take the Veterans Expwy Northwest from Tampa.
  • From I-75, take the SR 52, SR 54, or SR 56 exits and head West towards the Gulf.

Approximate travel times from nearby areas:
  • 20 minutes from Tarpon Springs
  • 30 minutes from TIA
  • 30 minutes from Spring Hill and Hernando Beach
  • 45 minutes from Brooksville
  • 45 minutes from Clearwater Beach
  • 60 minutes from St Pete's Tropicana Field
  • 60 minutes from Downtown Tampa
  • 60 minutes from MacDill AFB

By Air
Our two closest airports are:
  • Tampa International (TIA)
  • St Pete-Clearwater (PIE)

Other airports include:
  • Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ)
  • Orlando International (MCO)

By Water
River Access
The Pithlachascotee River (locally known as the "Cotee") runs through the heart of New Port Richey from the Grey Preserve to the Gulf of Mexico. The mouth of the Cotee connects directly with the Gulf of Mexico and provides beautiful scenery and a robust estuary system.

Once you pass under the US 19 bridge, the river slowly curves throughout the city and runs through the Downtown. There is dock access on the East side of the river at Sims Park, with the City Boat Ramp directly across on the West side of the river.

Past the Main Street Bridge, the water narrows down and is frequented by canoeists and paddlers of all ages as they venture to and from the Grey Preserve.

From the Gulf of Mexico, the USCG turn light for the Cotee River lies at the following position, as stated by the USCG Light List:

Gulf Harbors Channel
In addition to the Cotee River, there is water access via private marina at US 19 just south of Marine Pkwy near the entrance to Gulf Harbors.

From the Gulf of Mexico, the USCG turn light for the Gulf Harbors North Channel lies at the following position, as stated by the USCG Light List:

Viewable chart of both areas.