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St. Pete Beach, Florida – One of Florida’s Best Beaches

St. Peach Beach - Another Great Florida Beach Town

You have heard about the phrase “follow the yellow brick road” from the classic movie The Wizard of Oz. In 1916 Pinellas County, Florida built a red brick road on top of a dusty one-lane road leading to a patch of beach running along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. And follow they did – straight to St. Pete Beach! Millions of tourists travel what is now the six-lane highway we now call Gulf Boulevard.

St. Pete Beach and nearby Clearwater Beach compete for the attention of travelers heading to central Florida.

Several miles of white St. Pete Beach sandy beaches are loaded with hotels, restaurants, t-shirt retailers and trendy shops. St. Pete Beach is known for its wide variety of family-based water sports. Few days go by when there aren’t a few people gliding over the waters on a parasail being towed by a boat out of one of the many marinas. In addition, St. Pete Beach has great charter boat fishing, numerous sailing adventures, jet ski rentals and obligatory eco tours looking primarily for dolphins.

St. Pete Beach Has Plenty of Entertainment

The real draw is the beach. You can walk to dozens of beach bars, restaurants and shops catering to beachgoers. Some of the most famous beach bars offering daily entertainment are along the shore at St. Pete Beach. Some of our favorite stops include:

  • Jimmy B’s Beach Bar is located in the Beachcomber Beach Resort Hotel.
  • Spinners Restaurant for the best view in 15 miles. Located atop the Grand Plaza Hotel.
  • Woody’s Waterfront is a quaint and quirky waterfront bar a mile or so north on Blind Pass.
  • Tradewinds Hotel complex has a paved beach walk along the middle part of the beach.
  • A local favorite is The Undertow Beach Bar just south of the Tradewinds but before the Don CeSar Hotel. If you like bikinis and beer you will love this place and the mini-river built into the bar.

We can’t forget the “Pink Lady”. In 1928 the grand dame of St. Pete Beach hotels opened with great fanfare under the name of the Don CeSar Hotel. This hotel is a trip back in history when elegance, luxury and location. The hotel was the playground of the rich and famous. Today the Don CeSar remains a beacon for boaters who can spot her from far offshore and tourists who flock there for rooms and a view unmatched on the beach.

St. Pete Beach is popular because of its proximity to Tampa International Airport (30 miles), the superb Florida freeway system, shopping at John’s Pass (5 miles) and nearby Clearwater Beach (20 miles). The average year-round temperature is about 80 degrees which makes this a great destination for tourists and locals.

Don’t miss one of Florida’s most popular beaches, St. Pete Beach!

St. Pete Beach
White sand, wide beaches and tons of entertainment make St. Pete Beach one of the best Florida beach front communities.
Spinners- St. Pete Beach
Spinners revolving restaurant has one of the best views in the county.
Don CeSar Hotel St. Pete Beach
The Don CeSar Hotel is the grand old lady of the beach. Elegant and refined.
sunset St. Pete Beach
Sunsets are a big deal in St. Pete Beach. This shot was taken while walking the beach. Everyone comes out at sunset.
Shops John's Pass
Just a couple miles north of St. Pete Beach is John's Pass. There are over 100 shops and restaurants to choose from.
Jimmy b's Beach Bar St. Pete Beach
Jimmy b's Beach Bar is one of the most popular beach bars on St. Pete Beach. However, it you don't like it, stroll next door - there are 4 beach bars side by side near the Beachcomber Hotel on north beach.
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