Best photography spots in St. Pete/Clearwater

Check out these six underrated spots you should know about to take a selfie.

Two woman take a selfie at the Birchwood rooftop

The Canopy rooftop bar at the Birchwood Hotel offers gorgeous views of Tampa Bay, Straub Park, Beach Drive and downtown St. Pete.

 

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Bird's Eye View: Jimmy's Crow's Nest

Overview of Jimmy Crow's Nest rooftop bar showing Clearwater Beach in the horizon

Bird's-Eye View

For a quintessential Clearwater Beach experience, opt for a rooftop happy hour at Jimmy Crow's Nest.

High above Clearwater Beach's emerald green waters, bright white sand and iconic Pier 60, if you position yourself just right, you'll capture it all from this popular rooftop bar, Jimmy's Crow's Nest. While you're there, order a frozen concoction or two and enjoy the panoramic views! 

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Majestic Mangroves: Caladesi Island State Park

A large group of Kayakers in crystal clear water surrounded by islands. Some are paddling and some are walking in shallow water around there Kayak.

Go for a Paddle

Rent a kayak – or bring your own – and go exploring in the gentle waterways of St. Pete/Clearwater.

Grab a paddle and glide through the magical tunnels naturally created from Florida mangrove trees, thanks to Mother Nature. At Caladesi Island State Park, there are 3.5 miles of kayak trails to explore. Dry bags are highly recommended to keep your precious selfie device from getting wet.
 

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Local Flavors: Green Bench Brewing

A beer is held up in front of the a Green Bench art mural

Unique Craft Beer

Green Bench Brewing is located in the Edge District of St. Pete and is a popular gathering spot for beer and cider lovers.

With 45+ local breweries to discover on the St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail, there's something for everyone. Green Bench Brewing in downtown St. Pete not only serves up a variety of delicious beer, but the beautiful indoor/outdoor space provides prime selfie opportunities. 
 

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Above it All: Parasailing Over the Gulf

A couple taking flight in a parasail in Clearwater Beach.

Soar to Great Heights

Experience the high-flying thrills of parasailing in Clearwater Beach – and the unparalleled bird's-eye view of the shoreline.

The great thing about using a selfie stick 500 ft. in the air? There's nobody around to make fun of you! But, what's even better is the selfie you can snap of yourself floating high above the Gulf of Mexico, strapped to a parasail. Honestly, there's nothing like it, so you definitely need to document. 
 

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The 600 Block

Two people take a selfie in front of a mural at the 600 block of Central Avenue

Old Meets New

The 600 block of St. Pete on Central Ave is often called the "coolest block in St. Pete." This area has a mix of historic buildings, new businesses and colorful art that shows the vibrancy of St. Pete.

St. Pete's street art scene is no secret. Many of the most photographed murals are found in the alley of the 600 Block in downtown. And for good reason! It’s full of interactive works of art that are sure to make your Insta-feed ten times cooler. So start working on your poses and go get inspired by a mural tour on the block where St. Pete’s Art Renaissance began!

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The Dali Mustache

An Asiatic family wearing fake mustaches taking a selfie in front of the famous mustache sculpture at the Dali museum in St. Pete.

Mustache Mania

Discover playful elements amidst the surreal art at The Dali Museum in St. Pete.

We mustache you a question! Are you looking for a surreal selfie that will have all of your friends and family talking? Then head on over to the Dali Museum’s Avant-garden and get a photo with this larger-than-life Dali mustache installation.

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The Canopy

Two woman take a selfie at the Birchwood rooftop

Photo-Worthy

The Canopy rooftop bar at the Birchwood Hotel offers gorgeous views of Tampa Bay, Straub Park, Beach Drive and downtown St. Pete.

While there are many great selfie locations in St. Pete, The Canopy rooftop lounge atop The Birchwood offers some of the best views of Tampa Bay, Straub Park, and the new St. Pete Pier. Comfortable cabanas offer private seating and shade from the Florida sun, so you can even get a good photo at high noon!

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