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Discovered and named by Spanish explorers in the 1500's, Pass-a-Grille is nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Boca Ciega Bay, at the southern end of St Pete Beach. Dolphin cruises, unique shops, basketball courts, fine dining and casual eateries are all within a short walk of the “Inn on the Beach”. This history of the neighborhood plays a vital part in the identity of its residents. If you have lived Pass-A-Grille for many years, the neighborhood history is a heartfelt reminder of days gone by. The Pass-a-Grille peninsula is only a block wide making restaurants, small art galleries, antique shops, the exclusive Evander Preston jewelry shop, boutiques and sundries, ice cream and coffee all within a short neighborhood walk. Park the car, unpack the flip flops and stay a while. Whether you seek a seascape adventure vacation or quiet rejuvenation time, you can find it in the unspoiled community of Pass-A-Grille. Only a few inns are available for cozy accommodation so many of those who have been lucky enough to find this treasure make sure to book their next vacation before they leave. With all the glory, affordability and loyal visitors, you may find booking options limited, but it’s worth the effort and worth the trip. There's plenty to do right on the island. Go on an exciting Dolphin Encounter Cruise, a relaxing Sunset Cruise or an Island Cruise to a deserted beach accessible only by boat. There are all kinds of water sports to keep you wet. Just over the bridge in St. Petersburg you can go on Dinner Cruises, visit The St. Petersburg Pier, Sunken Gardens and world class museums.
Pass-A-Grille is truly a special find that you will want to return to again and again.
- Voted #1 U.S. beach by TripAdvisor travel community
- Chosen #5 beach destination in the world
- Rankings based on millions of reviews
St. Pete Beach named #1 beach destination in 2012
The results are in! As of early 2012, St. Pete Beach is the #1 beach destination in the country and #5 in the world. Thanks to sunny reviews from millions of TripAdvisor vacationers around the globe, this local gem landed at the top of the list of the world’s best beach getaways. Nestled on Long Key, St. Pete Beach offers the perfect combo of powder-white sand shores, clear Gulf of Mexico waters, playful dolphins and prime sunset spots, plus lively restaurants, eclectic shops and historic neighborhoods with lots of coastal character.
St. Pete BeachOriginally made up of four areas – Pass-A-Grille Beach, Don CeSar Place, Belle Vista Beach and St. Petersburg Beach – the four beach communities merged into one and officially became St. Pete Beach. The town’s rightfully famous and much-loved beach fronts the Gulf of Mexico and offers activities for all ages, from swimming and sunbathing to water sports like windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding. The coastline is sprinkled with everything from small beach bungalows to a world-class resort.
Finding your way around St. Pete Beach is easy – hop aboard the Beach Trolley, and keep in mind that this beach town is anchored by the iconic and impossible-to-miss Loews Don CeSar Hotel, affectionately known as the ‘Pink Palace’ or ‘The Don’. Built in 1928, its distinctive color and ornate architecture makes it one of the most recognizable landmarks on the entire Gulf Coast of Florida.
The more developed and broader end of St. Pete Beach begins just north of ‘The Don’, where Gulf Boulevard widens to four lanes and is lined with a classic mix of resorts, motels, restaurants, beach bars, surf shops, grocers and homes. On Historic Corey Avenue in the heart of St. Pete Beach, you’ll find shopping with a retro ambiance. Need a break from the sun? Step into the vintage Art Deco-style Beach Theatre to cool off with a cold beverage and a movie.
Pass-a-GrilleThe old beach community of Pass-a-Grille is tucked away at the southern end of St. Pete Beach. No matter where you stand on this slim strip of island, you're never more than two short blocks from the Gulf or the Intracoastal, and you can drive (or bike, or walk) along the palm-shaded roads with a direct view of the beach.
Savor the laid-back, relaxed vibe of this community, which claims the longest stretch of undeveloped public beach in the area. Stroll down Eighth Avenue to find small galleries, charming boutiques and restaurants, including the legendary Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, a grouper sandwich mecca and favorite sunset spot. There are a handful of nostalgic Old Florida inns, small motels and an eclectic mix of rental cottages, but the cozy community is largely residential. It's the perfect place to feel like a local on America's best beach.