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St. Pete Beach, FL
Travel Guide

St. Pete Beach showing general coastal views and a beach as well as a small group of people

Often identified as one of the country’s top beaches, this spot is attached to a city with other outstanding attractions too.

Florida’s St. Pete Beach has magnificent powdery sand and has been ranked among the best in the U.S. by major travel organizations. Looking inland from many parts of the shore you might think the background is just trees; this intentional underdevelopment is a major part of the charm. A visit to St. Pete Beach might include parasailing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, kite boarding, swimming or just relaxing.

The city has an excellent selection of accommodations, from resorts, classic hotels and inns. One landmark hotel is the Don CeSar, right on the beach. This Pink Palace, as it’s commonly known, has had many celebrities and dignitaries as guests since it opened in 1928. Two major renovations have kept the structure contemporary and lavish and it has been included in multiple movie productions. Live the good life by staying at this Historic Hotel of America and enjoying its fine cuisine, service and splendid views.

The beach has many restaurants, fish shacks and bars. The Rumfish Grill with its 33,500-gallon (127,000-liter) fish tank in the restaurant sets the mood for eating seafood, while Harry’s Beach Bar offers a casual atmosphere and watery views. Find it in the Sirata Beach Resort and try the chicken wings, said to be the best in town.

Look for other establishments with colorful names such as The Drunken Clam, Fetishes Dining, Crab Daddy’s, Bongo Beach Bar & Grille and many more.

Shop for everything related to Florida on Corey Avenue, which spans from the Gulf of Mexico’s beachside to the resort-filled Boca Ciega Bay. Find local crafts and foods on Sunday mornings from October to June when the street becomes a large market.

For a historic perspective of the area, visit the Pass-a-Grille district at the tip of Long Key with its older homes and quaint roads. Experience Old Florida and stay at a small inn or shop at the eclectic variety of stores in this part of St. Pete Beach.

Where to stay in St. Pete Beach

Sirata Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
3 out of 5
5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is ¥26,899 per night from May 3 to May 4
Nestled on the beach, this St. Pete Beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Pass-a-Grille Beach and Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center. Upham Beach and ...
3.6/5Good! (1,318 reviews)
"great location and beach is amazing. The pool was dirty and the rooms, specifically the bathroom were in not the best condition. Clean and not horrible but not my ideal. Food was ok - not many options in the type of food and not as "healthy" as my family would like. Not sure I would stay at this ..."

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Sirata Beach Resort
Dolphin Beach Resort
Dolphin Beach Resort
3 out of 5
4900 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
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Nestled on the beach, this St. Pete Beach resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center and Upham Beach. Hurley Park and Tropicana Field ...
4/5Very Good! (1,571 reviews)
"Really nice room. Beautiful view! Excellent location and very reasonable"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dolphin Beach Resort
RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
3.5 out of 5
6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is ¥19,912 per night from May 6 to May 7
Nestled on the beach, this St. Pete Beach resort is within a 15-minute walk of Upham Beach and Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center. John's Pass Village & Boardwalk ...
4/5Very Good! (986 reviews)
"The amenities were fantastic! The staff was so nice, always wishing us a great day and asking if we need anything! We asked for a better room location and they didn’t hesitate to do so. I ordered champagne and chocolate covered strawberries and they were in the room at the time I requested. The hotel ..."

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
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Beach House Suites by the Don CeSar
Beach House Suites by the Don CeSar
3 out of 5
3860 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is ¥48,541 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Nestled on the beach, this Belle Vista condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Pass-a-Grille Beach and Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center. Upham Beach and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (723 reviews)
"The large balcony and beautiful view of beach and gulf was glorious!!"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Beach House Suites by the Don CeSar
Coral Reef Beach Resort, a VRI resort
Coral Reef Beach Resort, a VRI resort
3.5 out of 5
5800 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
Nestled on the beach, this St. Pete Beach condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Pass-a-Grille Beach and Upham Beach. St. Petersburg Municipal Beach and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (96 reviews)
"The staff is super friendly and the pool area was beautiful! The free on site parking was a plus!"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Coral Reef Beach Resort, a VRI resort
Vistas on the Gulf by Liberte'
Vistas on the Gulf by Liberte'
3 out of 5
4000 Gulf Bvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
Located in Belle Vista, this beachfront condo building is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Pass-a-Grille Beach and Dolphin Landings Charter ...
4.4/5Excellent! (34 reviews)
"Condo 201,was as described online (2B/2BA) Slept 6(with sofa sleeper)Pics online did not give this place justice. Had been updated! Everything clean and functional. Deck off extra bedroom&off living area to ocean view. Pool&hot tub, tons of chairs. Easy access to private beach. Attentive& helpful ..."

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Vistas on the Gulf by Liberte'
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of St. Pete Beach

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

Love St. Pete beach.

3/5 - Okay

Dana

Jun 2, 2020

Just went to hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

Dave

May 31, 2020

St Pete beach is by far the best beach in Florida. Unfortunately the resort was sub par, but the time at the beach was great.

5/5 - Excellent

AR

May 31, 2020

Beautiful!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

Beautiful clean Beach!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

Have always enjoyed the grand plaza

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