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The City of St. Pete Beach offers a wide variety of parks and recreation amenities. For park information please click on the images to the left. Listing of city parks: Blind Pass Park, Egan Park, Sunset Park, Upham Beach, County Park, Lido Park, Lazarillo Park, Vina Del Mar Park, Hurley Park and Pass-a-Grille Park.
The City of St. Pete Beach is a barrier island community that was created in 1957 when the residents of the former towns of St. Petersburg Beach, Don CeSar, Belle Vista and Pass-a-Grille Beach voted to consolidate into the City of St. Petersburg Beach by a slim margin of just five votes. In 1994, the citizens voted to change the name from the original St. Petersburg Beach to "St. Pete Beach". The city's population, according to the most recent census information, is now just under 10,000 year-round residents. About 28% of the dwelling units in the city are owned as vacation homes.
Located about 40 minutes from the Tampa International Airport, St. Pete Beach is a major tourist destination, with over 3,500 transient accommodation units, about 4.5 miles of sandy beach along the Gulf of Mexico and numerous restaurants and shopping opportunities. Chech here for additional information on tourist accommodations, dining and shopping.
St. Pete Beach’s National Register Historic District is located at the southern end of the city between 1st Avenue and 32nd Avenue in Pass-a-Grille. Pass-a-Grille was the first town established on Florida's west coast barrier islands and became a part of St. Pete Beach in 1957. The two-block wide peninsular Historic District, bounded on the west by the Gulf of Mexico and on the east by Boca Ciega Bay, encompasses about 90 acres and includes over 360 contributing structures, two city parks and 28 locally designated historic structures, including the city’s first homestead, built in 1886 by Zephaniah Phillips.
The District includes the Gulf Beaches Historic Museum and the 8th Avenue business district, with its many shops, restaurants and lodging facilities. Pass-a-Grille also has the longest section of undeveloped public beach in Pinellas County. Finally, just a few blocks north of the District, is the site of the legendary "pink palace", the Don CeSar Resort Hotel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
St. Pete Beach offers a wide variety of parks and recreation amenities. In addition to our miles of sandy beach and water we offer picnic facilities, basketball and tennis courts as well as baseball fields and covered pavillions.
St. Pete offers over 25 special events each year for visitors and residents alike. From Beach Clean-Ups to Community Yard Sales, Spring Festivals and free concerts, there is something for everyone.
The St. Pete Beach Community Center has facilities for all of your special occasion rental. The second-floor Boca Ciega Ballroom at the Center has an entire wall of windows over looking the water, perfect for capturing that late afternoon light.
Besides the natural beauty of our sandy white beaches and the gentle warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the St. Pete Beach area offers additional activities that the entire family can participate in. St. Pete Beach has two miniature golf courses, Ruins of El Dorado and Paradise Golf to challenge your golf skills. Bowl a perfect game at Ten Pin Lanes!
Shelling is available on regularly scheduled boats to Shell Island and offers hours of fun. County parks are always great to explore. Just minutes from St. Pete Beach is Ft. DeSoto Park.
Another great spot to visit is Heritage Park. This 21 acre park has 20 historical structures reflecting Pinellas County pioneer lifestyles at the turn of the century. For those of you spending the winter season in St. Pete Beach, the City offers a variety of art classes, dancing, exercise classes and Bingo too. Something for everyone.
And there is always shopping. Visit Dolphin Village at 4600 Gulf Blvd. or the quaint shops on Corey Avenue for some unique souvenirs and for some serious purchases try the Gulf Coast Factory Shops - just over the Skyway Bridge in Ellenton. Designer shopping at bargain prices!
Parasailing, ski rentals, aqua bikes, and paddle boats are just some of the beach activities you can enjoy. You can find some super values for all these activities at Sunshine Coupons. St. Pete Beach is world famous for its fabulous sunsets. Why not enjoy a sunset sailing cruise offered by many of the area's charter and sightseeing boats.
If tennis is your game, St. Pete Beach is your place to keep in practice. Some hotels and condo rental properties have courts. Several public courts are located right here on the beach.
St. Pete Beach provides a wide selection of dining experiences. Fresh grouper and other seafood delicacies are our specialties. Cuisine runs the gamut from casual outdoor dining to gastronomic delights in memory making settings. For great seafood, try Leverock's Seafood Houses. For a look at all the beach has to offer, check out our Restaurant Guide, which is also available at the Chamber Welcome Center - let us help you make those important decisions! We guarantee palate pleasing meals here on St. Pete Beach.
Captain Anderson Cruises offers both luncheon and dinner cruises aboard the new Lady Anderson yacht. Located on the St. Pete Beach Causeway, it's just 5 minutes from your hotel or condo to a relaxing cruise and meal service. Europa SeaKruz Lines and Empress Cruise Lines offer the opportunity to cruise the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy delicious food, themed parties, and a casino. Leaving daily from John's Pass, these party boats attract visitors and locals who want to get away from it all and try their luck. Extended cruises to Mexico and the Carribean are available from both the Port of St. Petersburg and the Port of Tampa. Contact one of our area travel agents, or your local travel services to assist you in enhancing your time in Florida by booking your cruise.
St. Pete Beach has got the best! Whether its soft accoustical music at one of the beach bars, jazz at The Hurricane, or country dancing at the Gulfport Casino, we've got it. You'll find reggae at Silas Dent's and Irish folk songs at the Harp & Thistle - its all here on St. Pete Beach. We have a nightlife and events schedule available at the Chamber.
Take advantage of our great central location to see the best of Florida's attractions! If driving, you will find easy access to major interstate highways for your day trips. For total relaxation regularly scheduled bus tours are available through Gulf Coast GrayLine Tours. The Chamber and some area hotels can make reservations for you. Additionally, tour companies such as Destination Tampa Bay or Swiss Chalet Tours can provide a specially tailored tour for your group. Area attractions are listed below with mileage and travel time to assist you in planning your fun time while here on the beach.