St Pete Beach, Florida, USA

St Petes Beach offers pristine white sand beaches which stretch for miles and numerous watersport activities. The area is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and by Tampa Bay to the east. St. Pete Beach is a significant tourist destination, having all types of accommodation.

St Pete Beach

St Petes Beach is a six-mile barrier island, with a vast expanse of white sand beaches which includes the longest undeveloped stretch of public beach in the county at Pass-a-Grille Beach. Tampa Airport is 35km away.

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St Pete Beach Hotels (6)

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Set on a tropical waterfront location, this apartment complex offers comfortable self catering accommodation and makes the ideal choice for those looking to be at the marina....

Days Inn St. Petersburg North Photograph of Days Inn St. Petersburg North
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Offering comfortable accommodation and a good central location, this property is ideal for those on a budget seeking a good base from which to explore St. Petes beach and the surrounding areas....

Dolphin Beach Resort Hotel Photograph of Dolphin Beach Resort Hotel
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This hotel provides good value for money and is popular with families and couples due to it's location....

Gulf Strand Resort Photograph of Gulf Strand Resort
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Comfortable beachfront apartment complex with basic facilities making this ideal for families and couples who like to be set on the beach with all the local amenities nearby....

Howard Johnson Resort Hotel Photograph of Howard Johnson Resort Hotel
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With its stunning beach location combined with its friendly service, this hotel is ideal for families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful area of St Petes....

Combining comfortable accommodation with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, this hotel makes a good base for exploring St Pete's and the surrounding areas....

St Pete Beach Reviews

Mrs D Evans, Newbury

Holiday Date:29th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Barefoot Beach Condo Resort
Room:2 Bedroom Suite
Board:Room Only
(4 suns)

Indian shores very pleasant beach, but need to drive to get to most bars/shops etc. We drove through St Pete Beach, which looked more commercialised, but we were happy to walk over to Indian Shores from our condo most days.

Mr F Russell, Bangor

Holiday Date:2nd Feb 2017
Accommodation:Sirata Beach Resort
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

Have visited many times and always a pleasure.

Mr A Mcintyre, Darlington

Holiday Date:7th Oct 2016
Accommodation:Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites Hotel
Room:2 Bedroom Suite - Gulf View
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

Wow! What a place. St Johns pass just down the road from Treasure Island (not actual St Pete Beach where we stayed) amazing beaches, white sand and the sea was like a warm bath, which is amazing for mid-October. St Johns Pass itself is like the Florida Keys with its shanty huts with restaurants and bars and shops. With the Dollar v Sterling exchange rate at the minute, the UK pound does not stretch as far as it used to. But the value for money out weighs this. Plenty of opportunity to take a sightseeing trip from the Harbour area, though we never tried this, jetskis seemed to be all the rage and quite a few were hired along with the Pirate boat sightseeing trip. Just don't tell too many people about this place, it's amazing and we love the fact that not too many Brits holiday there.

Mrs K Callaghan, Warrington

Holiday Date:28th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Beachcomber Beach Resort Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

A great beach with lots of restaurants and amenities on the road outside. Will come back!<br />

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Beaches

There are a number of beautiful beaches found along the Gulf Coast between St Pete's Beach and Clearwater to the north; these include Belleair Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Redington Shores, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island and Pass-A-Grille beach just south of St Pete's Beach. Between them they offer miles of pristine white sandy shores and plenty of opportunity for relaxing, sandcastle building, wave jumping and enjoying a multitude of watersports.

Things to Do

Visit the downtown area of St. Petersburg, 16 km from the beach area, here you can explore its cultural side where you'll find the Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection of blown glass work, the Museum of Fine Art and the Florida Holocaust Museum. The area also offers plenty of shops, bars and restaurants.

Just south of St Pete's Beach is the Fort DeSoto Park; covering five islands this 900-acre county park is situated at the entrance of Tampa Bay, with over 3 miles of white sandy beach, there's also fishing piers, canoe and nature trails, playgrounds and a historical fort.

Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk on Madeira Beach is approx 10km from St Petes, and is a popular tourist attraction with a variety of unique shopping and dining options; as well as jet-ski and boat rentals, parasailing, fishing and dolphin watching trips.

Out and About

There are a number of shopping areas around St. Pete's Beach and the Corey Avenue district has been one of them for over six decades. Corey Avenue offers unique boutiques, speciality stores, gift shops and great dining choices. 8th Avenue by Pass-a-Grille beach is a small shopping street lined with a number of interesting shops and at the end of the avenue is Merry Pier, boarding point for the Shell Key shuttle.

For those visiting without a car the Suncoast Beach Trolley offers a regular service which runs from the north end of St Petes Beach with stops all the way up to Clearwater Beach.

Nearby Attractions

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is not your typical aquarium, this is a working hospital dedicated to the rescue, rehab and release of marine animals. Here you can take a behind-the-scenes tour, get up close with animals, feed stingrays, sharks and pelicans, and cruise on an interactive boat safari. While the Florida Aquarium in Tampa is home to more than 20,000 aquatic animals and plants, there's plenty to keep all the family entertained. Offering the opportunity to dive with sharks, swim with fishes and face to face encounters with a penguin. There's also a kids splash pack and wild dolphin cruises available.

There are plenty of opportunities for fun days out along the Gulf Coast; the ultimate family adventure park of Busch Gardens in Tampa features a combination of thrilling rides, exotic animals, and live entertainment; Tampas Lowry Park Zoo has over 1000 animals on 56 acres of natural outdoor habitats; and also in Tampa is the Adventure Island Aquapark, featuring all the usual fun water-slides and pools.

For yearning paleontologists, Dinosaur World is a must, around 70km from St Pete's Beach this 20-acre outdoor dinosaur museum is ideal for children, with over 200 life size dinosaurs, a fossil dig and interactive shows. While the young master builders will not want to miss the experience of Legoland (approx 100 km away) and Legoland Waterpark; and for the pleasure seekers, the attractions of Orlando are just under 2 hours drive away.

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