St Pete Beach

St Pete Beach Florida
St Pete Beach Florida

If you're looking to enjoy a Florida beach getaway, then you'll do well to keep the barrier island community of St Pete Beach in mind. Found just off the Pinellas County mainland, this St Petersburg area hangout is home to around 10,000 permanent residents. In the wintertime, the number of St Pete Beach residents increases, as people from colder parts of the world move in to enjoy the warm temps for a while. The beaches in St Pete Beach are what bring most visitors in, though the wonderful year-round weather definitely does its part to encourage tourism as well. Figure in the rich number of tantalizing destinations that can be found close by, such as Fort De Soto Park, and St Pete Beach only gets more attractive.

Pass A Grille Beach

Pass A Grille
Pass A Grille

When it comes to the beaches in St Pete Beach, Pass A Grille is arguably the best. Found on the southern part of the island, Pass A Grille Beach is a long beach. Its soft, white sand stretches for some 22 blocks, so finding a spot to relax and soak up some rays won't be a problem. Metered parking is available along the beach, and the fees are more than reasonable. As for the facilities at Pass A Grille Beach, they include outdoor showers, restrooms, a beach supply store, and food concessions. All of the beaches in St Pete Beach are close to restaurants, and the local dining options have something for everyone. One of the best things about Pass A Grille Beach is the fact that it is devoid of the commercial buildings that line some of the other beaches in the area. There's also a rock jetty here that is ideal for fishing, and the paved sidewalk that runs along the beach is perfect for walking and running.

Pass A Grille Beach
Pass A Grille Beach

Pass A Grille Beach is the longest undeveloped stretch of beach in all of Pinellas County, and it is a great place to watch sunsets. All of the beaches in St Pete Beach are ideal spots to watch the sun go down when it comes down to it, and once the sun sets, the numerous St Pete Beach restaurants and bars are where most of the action is. Historic Corey Avenue is an ideal place to look for restaurants and bars, and it's also a popular shopping strip during the daytime hours. The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum might also pique your interest when looking for things to do during the daytime hours in St Pete Beach. This museum offers insight into the history of the barrier islands of Pinellas County, and it is housed in a historically significant church. Don't forget about the St Petersburg museums when planning your St Pete Beach vacation if you consider yourself a museum buff.

Don Cesar St Pete
Don Cesar St Pete

When it comes to planning your St Pete Beach getaway, finding a good place to stay shouldn't be an issue. The St Pete Beach hotels offer a lot in the way of variety, and you can also consider the local vacation rentals. Hotels and resorts line some of the beaches in St Pete Beach, and a beachfront condo might be the way to go if you want a break from the hotel scene. Should you prefer staying at a hotel, the renowned Don Cesar is one of the best in the area. You can't miss this large luxury hotel, thanks to its size and its pink color, and you can hardly find fault with the beachfront location. For some, the onsite full-service spa is what makes the Don Cesar so attractive. If you can't afford the relatively lofty rates at the Don Cesar or you just want a more intimate lodging experience, the more affordable "Old Florida" inns and motels are definitely worth keeping in mind.

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