Put away your thick trench coat and boots and trade them in for a pair swim trunks (or a bikini if you’re a girl), and flip flops! You don’t have to stay up north and endure another snowstorm – it’s already beach weather on Florida’s west coast, giving you a great excuse to get away and enjoy one of the most beautiful year-round climates in the U.S.
An early spring is one of St. Pete Beach’s best-kept secrets. Locals start going to the beach as early as February, enjoying crowdless beaches with plenty of room to wiggle their toes in the sand. The water is still fairly, cold, but resorts offer heated pools, should you wish to cool off, and you can enjoy plenty of activities in the sand and nearby outdoor areas.
You’ll always find a game of pick-up beach volleyball, and plenty of people who will play with you, whether it’s at a resort or one of the area’s beachfront bars. Locals enjoy an active lifestyle and are friendly with vacationers. Ask to join in on the fun!
The St. Pete Beach area is filled with avid runners and cyclists. There are running groups that run nearly every morning on the beach, and you can find a 5k race or road race nearly every weekend. Plenty of these races offer fun runs and fun rides too, so you and the family can get together and get some great exercise in while on vacation.
Markets are always popular in St. Pete Beach. Historic Corey Avenue always has a great Sunday Market. It also has arts and crafts festivals and art shows that feature the work of local artisans, with some exquisite jewelry, paintings, clothing, pottery, free music, spices, and more.
This is a great time of year for boating. You can usually score some off-season deals on boat rentals, including cruisers, wave runners, Jetskii rentals, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and more. You can also go on sightseeing and fishing excursions, enjoying a rare glimpse of Florida’s spectacular west coast.
Visit Fort DeSoto and Shell Key, enjoying Florida’s majestic wildlife in its purest form. You’ll be mesmerized by a colorful array of birds, sea turtles, manatees, dolphins, and even alligators in the fresh waters.
Snorkeling is always a great way to explore shallow waters – just not in the fresh water where the alligators are. If you do visit Fort DeSoto, be sure to watch for signs where there is no swimming allowed. Sharp currents can be dangerous.
No matter how you choose to explore Florida’s outdoors, there is never a shortage of things to do or fresh air to invigorate your lungs. It’s just the type of retreat you need!
A little history: According to legend, it is thought that Pass-a-Grille derives its name from the French Passe aux Grilleurs, which means “the passageway of the grillers” in honor of the fisherman who used to grill their catch of the day on the shore when the island was still a post for pirates. Pass-a-Grille Beach, the Southernmost of Pinellas County’s barrier beaches, was the first beach community on the Gulf of Mexico to develop as a weekend residential spot for successful Tampa and St. Pete Beach, Pass-a-Grille Beach has long been considered the jewel in the crown of west coast beaches. Situated on the southern tip of Pinellas County, Pass-a-Grille is home to the famous “Hurricane” restaurant which overlooks the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
St Pete Beach, on the central gulf coast of Florida, has a small town atmosphere with plenty of vacation amenities within walking distance. St Pete Beach vacation rentals are just a few miles from St Petersburg, FL, and about 35 miles from Tampa, FL. St Pete Beach is just minutes away, and the area is renowned for spectacular rivers, nature preserves, state forests, world-class fishing and championship golf. St Pete Beach ranks as one of the best beaches in Florida, especially on the West Coast of Florida
The Gulf beaches are known for warm, white sands, pristine waters, palm trees, and dolphins.day and night activities. St Pete Beach Hotels and St Pete Beach Resorts offer accommodations on some of the best beaches directly on the Gulf of Mexico. St Pete Beach is not as populated with tourists as Clearwater Beach but still offers beautiful sunsets, popular nightlife, great restaurants & plenty of St Pete Beach Wave runners offer a riding experience unlike any in the Tampa Bay Area.
The Tadewinds Hotel/Resort is a tropical haven where guests can find peace and relaxation in style and comfort with superior service reflecting the spirit of American Samoa. Tradewinds Hotel offers a range of business and recreational facilities including a restaurant, bar, internet caf, conference facilities, gymnasium. St Pete Beach Florida has a great assortment of hotels and resorts. Don Cesar Is the hotel resort known as Florida’s Legendary Pink Palace since 1928, the luxury resort is revered internationally for its sprawling, sugar-white beach, unparalleled dining, rejuvenating Beach Club & Spa, fabulous fishing, children’s program, nearby tennis and golf. The Don Cesar has a long list of famous guests and has hosted every president since Gerald Ford (excluding Ronald Reagan) and also Franklin D. St Pete Beach is also know for hotels and resorts like the Tradewinds Hotel/Resort.
Another Place that is a great party hot spot restaurant on St Pete Beach is Jimmy B’s. Jimmy B’s Beach Bar caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you’re ready to roll. If you are looking for good food and good times on the water n St Pete beach you may consider the Sloppy Pelican. The Sloppy Pelican is one of St. Pete Beach’s newest waterfront bar & grill. A favorite for locals and visitors alike, our menu offers a wide variety that everyone is going to enjoy; from fresh seafood and pasta prepared from scratch, to the biggest burgers and tastiest nachos on the beach. Out of all the restaurants in St Pete Beach the Hurricane restaurant is one of the most popular. The Hurricane Restaurant: a landmark multi-storied restaurant/bar/entertainment complex is situated across the street from the beach right in the middle of Pass a Grille and keeps the hungry and thirsty beachgoers happy late into the evening.