St. Pete Beach’s shores include the longest undeveloped stretch of public beach in the county at Pass-a-Grille Beach. Live it up with a variety of watersports, from parasailing and stand-up paddleboarding to windsurfing and kiteboarding.
There are plenty of places to set up camp in St. Pete Beach—the town is sprinkled with nostalgic Old Florida motels and inns. If you’d rather opt for the five-star experience, The Don CeSar, known as the Pink Palace, or the TradeWinds Island Resorts, offer beachfront property along with full-service amenities.
For lively diversions away from the shore, head to the Corey Avenue district. For over six decades, Corey Avenue has thrived at the heart of St. Pete Beach. There’s a variety of funky specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and more. Plan to spend an hour or an entire afternoon just on this stretch of town.
Stay through the evening so you can head to The Drunken Clam. Well known by the locals, this small beach bar is open until the early morning and serves up fresh wings and cocktails. For an upscale evening out, head to RumFish Grill for martinis under the glow of a huge aquarium, or to Harry's Beach Bar for an al fresco after-dark retreat.