Set on its own barrier island to the west of Saint Petersburg, Saint Pete Beach is renowned for its long stretches of sand. You’ll also discover upmarket shopping strips and fishing jetties, together with one of America’s most iconic hotels.
Things to do in Saint Pete Beach
Most come to Saint Pete Beach to soak up the sun and sand, with an attractive strip of beach fronting the green-tinged waters. There are plenty of restaurants and bars where you can grab a bite to eat, together with the Silver Sands Beach and Racquet Club if you’re feeling energetic.
Want to see where America’s rich and famous retreated during the Jazz Age? Visit the historic Don CeSar Hotel whose pink Moorish architecture dominates the beach. Dine at the signature Four Diamond restaurant, surrounded by tanks filled with tropical fish, or indulge at Don CeSar’s full-service spa.
Learn more about the history of Saint Pete Beach at the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum. It’s set on the grounds of the first church to be built on Saint Petersburg’s barrier islands and traces the development of the region since the 16th century.
Spend an afternoon in Pass-A-Grille at the southernmost end of Saint Pete Beach, which boasts beautiful beaches and a popular fishing jetty overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Jump aboard a boat to visit the idyllic islands of Shell Key or go shopping in the boutiques on 8th Avenue.
Getting around Saint Pete Beach
Saint Pete Beach is situated around 30 minutes’ drive from St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport and 40 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Saint Pete Beach is connected to surrounding suburbs along the Suncoast Beach Trolley route.