St. Pete Beach

A Brief History of St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach is a barrier island city that’s beach is divided into Upham Beach to the north, St. Pete Beach in the center and Pass-a-Grille to the south. St. Pete Beach and Upham beaches are pretty much indistinguishable and include everything north of the famous pink landmark, the Don CeSar Hotel. The St. Pete Beach‘s many restaurants and tourist shops lie mostly north along Gulf Boulevard. On the south side of the roadway is a long stretch of hotels, motels and condos, hiding the beach. Smack dab in the middle of the city of St. Pete Beach is a public park and the main public beach access.

Don CeSar Hotel

St. Pete Beach, was first settled by the Timucan Indians around 300 A.D. The Timucan established small communities and traded with other Indian Nations until the arrival of Spaniard Panfilio de Narvaez in 1528. After failing to find the gold he was seeking, de Narvaez left after two weeks leaving behind countless dead and tortured Timucans.

The Treasure Island area slowly became populated by Europeans and their descendants who primarily lived in beach shacks and eeked out a living by fishing and harvesting turtles.

The most southern of four barrier islands that lined the west coast of Pinellas County, was called Long Key. On the very south end of Long Key fisherman would camp on the beach at night and start camp fires to smoke or grill that day’s catch. The area became known as Pass-a-Grille.

 

In 1957 the four communities of Pass-a-Grille, Don Ce-Sar Place, Belle Vista Beach and St. Petersburg Beach came together and created the City of St. Petersburg Beach.

St. Pete Beach officially changed it’s name from St. Petersburg Beach on April 19, 1994 . Inform your friends and acquaintances by correcting them when they call it St. Petersburg Beach, that St. Pete Beach is an independent municipality.

St. Pete Beach has the most number of hotel/motel rooms of any community along the Suncoast. Located on Long Key, St. Pete Beach is connected to the mainland by Corey Causeway (free) and the Pinellas Bayway (toll). It connects to Treasure Island via the Blind Pass bridge.

St. Pete Beach offers a complete assortment of water sports: wave-runners, scuba diving, fishing, parasailing etc. etc. Land-based activities include everything from a visit to the historic Fort De Soto Park, shelling trips to Shell Key, or a visit to Florida Orange Groves and Winery in South Pasadena. This winery is just one of just a handful of wineries in Florida. They have completely natural wines that are both unusual and delicious, and FREE wine-tasting.

St. Pete Beach Restaurants

Sea Hags 9555 Blind Pass Rd, St. Pete Beach.

Nina’s on the beach Cafe 9524 Blind Pass Rd. St. Pete Beach

Buddy’s Beach Bar & Grill 6100 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach (727) 360-3558

Bavarian House – German Restaurant 7115 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL

Oyster Shuckers 650 Corey Ave. St Pete Beach, Florida

Woody’s 7308 Sunset Way St Pete Beach, Florida

Blue Parrot 85 Corey Cir. St Pete Beach, Florida

Patrick’s Bayside Grill 5007 Gulf Blvd.St Pete Beach, Florida

Brass Monkey Restaurant 709 Gulf Way, Suite 200 St Pete Beach, Florida

Black Palm 109 8th Avenue, Pass-a-Grille, Florida

The Hurricane 807 Gulf Way St Pete Beach, Florida

Sea Porch Cafe 3400 Gulf Boulevard, St Pete Beach, Florida

Silas’s Steakhouse & Bar 5501 Gulf Blvd St Pete Beach, Florida

Crabby Bills 5100 Gulf Blvd St Pete Beach, Florida

Frog Pond 7390 Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach, Florida

LA Croisette 7401 Gulf Boulevard S St Pete Beach, Florida

Sea Critters Cafe 2007 Pass A Grille Way, St Pete Beach, Florida

Sea Horse 800 Pass A Grille Way St Pete Beach, Florida

Vito & Michael’s Pizzaria 7704 Blind Pass Rd St. Pete Beach

Snappers Sea Grill 5896 Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach, Florida

Madfish Grill 5200 Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach, Florida

Sloppy Pelican 677 Corey Ave.,
St Pete Beach
, Florida

Oscar’s on 75th Avenue 432 75th Ave. St Pete Beach, Florida

Players Sports Bar & Grille 6200 Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach, Florida

Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bestro & Lounge 5250 Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach, Florida

Maritana Grille 3400 Gulf Blvd.(Don CeSar Resort) St Pete Beach, Florida

Sea Critters 2007 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach

Scoops on the Beach 6870 Gulf Boulevard St Pete Beach, Florida

Verducci’s Pizzeria Trattoria 7736 Blind Pass Road St Pete Beach, Florida

Bella Habana Restaurant 5905 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL

Billy’s Stone Crab Waterfront Restaurant 1 Collany Road,Tierra Verde, FL 33715

Sunset Bar & Grill 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach, Florida

Twisted Tarpon Waterfront Bar 678 75th Ave, St. Pete Beach, FL

Carino’s Italian Cafe 9524 Blind Pass Rd. St. Pete Beach, FL

Undertow Beach Bar 3828 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL

P J’s Oyster Bar 7500 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL
A wonderful St Pete beach restaurant. A must destination in St Pete! A “Locals” favorite.

Gigi’s Italian Restaurants 4399 Gulf Blvd St. Pete Beach, FL

Dockside Dave’s Grill 7141 Gulf Blvd St. Pete Beach, FL

The Warf 2001 Pass-a-Grille Way St. Pete Beach, FL

Gayles Restaurant 455 75th Ave. St. Pete Beach, FL

NORI Thai Restaurant 7612 Blind Pass Rd. St. Pete Beach, FL

Blue Fugu Japanese Steakhouse 4615 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL

Gennaro’s Pizza & Restaurant 2004 Pass A Grille Way St. Pete Beach, FL

Harry’s Beach Bar Sirata Resort St. Pete Beach, FL

Rum Runners Bar & Grille Sirata Resort St. Pete Beach, FL

Compass Grille Sirata Resort St. Pete Beach, FL

St. Petersburg Nights 6800 Sunset Way St. Pete Beach, FL

Avenue Gourmet 338 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach, FL

Drunken Clam 46 46th Ave. St. Pete Beach, FL

Swigwam Beach Bar 336 Corey Ave.St. Pete Beach, FL

Cafe Luna 6700 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL

Madeleina Cottage 357 Corey Ave, St. Pete Beach, FL

Shadrack’s 114 8th Ave., Pass-A-Grille, Legendary Pass-A-Grille beach bar

MJ’s Watering Hole 5501 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL

MORGAN’S Bar & Grill 7081 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL

Spinners Revolving Roof Top 5250 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL

Skidders Restaurant 5799 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL

Jimmy B’s Beach Bar 6200 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL

Westy Bar and Grille 7220 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

Things To Do In St Pete Beach

Dolphin Landings 4737 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL Phone: 727-367-4488

Shell Key Preserve Located south of St. Pete Beach, FL Phone: 727-943-4000

The Arts Center 719 Central Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL Phone: 727-822-7872

Salvador Dali Museum 1000 3rd Street South, St. Pete Beach, FL Phone: 727-823-3767

Boyd Hill Nature Trail 1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg, FL Phone: 727-893-7326

Derby Lane 10490 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL Phone: 727-576-1361

Florida Holocaust Museum 55 5th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL Phone: 727-820-0100

The Pier 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL Phone: 727-821-6164

St. Petersburg Municipal Marina 300 Second Avenue S.E., St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-893-7329

St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 Second Avenue NE,St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-894-1052

Sunken Gardens 1825 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL Phone: 727-551-3100

Tropicana Field One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL Phone: 727-825-3120;

St Pete Beach Hotels

Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort 4321 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: (727) 367-2791

Caprice Vacation Condos 6950 Beach Plaza St. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (727) 360-6199

Carlton House Motel and Suites 633 71st Avenue St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (727) 367-4128
Dolphin Beach Resort 4900 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (727) 360-7011
Grand Plaza Hotel 5250 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (877) 298-2062
Gulfside Resort 565 70th Avenue St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (727) 360-7640
Hideaway Sands 3804 Gulf Blvd St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (727) 367-2781
Long Key Beach Resort 3828 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL33706
Phone: (727) 360-1748
Mariner Beach Club 4220 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (727) 367-3721
Palm Crest 3848 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (727) 360-9327
Plaza Beach Hotel – Beachfront Resort 4506 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (727) 367-2791
Resort Rentals 8010 Blind Pass Rd St. Pete Beach, FL33706
Sirata Beach Resort 5300 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (877) 298-2062
Suncoast Vacation Condos P.O. Box 67127 St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone: (727) 360-2750
Sundial Inn 7201 Sunset Way St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (727) 360-0120
Sunrise Resort 5445 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Phone: (727) 363-7421
TRS Vacation Rentals 16401 Gulf Blvd. Redington Beach, FL 33708
Phone: (727) 393-3425

Hospitals/Medical centers near St. Pete Beach:

  • PALMS OF PASADENA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 3 miles away; SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
  • ST PETERSBURG GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
  • EDWARD WHITE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; SAINT PETERSBURG, FL

Amtrak stations near St. Pete Beach:

  • 9 miles: PINELLAS PARK (PARK BLVD. AT U.S. 19) – Bus Station Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: CLEARWATER (20967 U.S. 19) – Bus Station

Notable location: Saint Petersburg Beach Public Library

Shopping Center: Dolphin Village Shopping Center

Churches in St. Pete Beach include: Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church Saint Albans Episcopal Church Parks in St. Pete Beach include: Saint Petersburg County Park, Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve

Beaches: Pass-a-Grille Beach and Lido Beach

Colleges/Universities with over 2000 students nearest toSt Pete Beach:

Strongest AM radio stations in St Pete Beach

  • WGUL 860 AM; 5 kW; DUNEDIN, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.
  • WFLA 970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
  • WMGG 820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE
  • WHNZ 1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
  • WLVU 1470 AM; 5 kW; DUNEDIN, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA BAY, INC.
  • WTIS 1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: WTIS-AM, INC.
  • WQYK 1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA
  • WDAE 620 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.
  • WTMP 1150 AM; 10 kW; EGYPT LAKE, FL; Owner: TAMPABROADCASTING, LTD.
  • WWMI 1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.
  • WTBN 570 AM; 5 kW; PINELLAS PARK, FL; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.
  • WWBA 1040 AM; 4 kW; PINELLAS PARK, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA BAY, INC.
  • WFLF 540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.

Strongest FM radio stations in St Pete Beach

  • WBBY 107.3 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.
  • WXTB 97.9 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
  • WRBQ-FM 104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.
  • WDUV 105.5 FM; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.
  • WSSR 95.7 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.
  • WSUN-FM 97.1 FM; HOLIDAY, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC
  • WPOI 101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.
  • WWRM 94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.
  • WFLZ-FM 93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
  • WMTX 100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
  • WQYK-FM 99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA
  • WTBT 103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
  • WYUU 92.5 FM; SAFETY HARBOR, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.
  • WUSF 89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA
  • WBVM 90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG
  • WYFE 88.9 FM; TARPON SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
  • WSJT 94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.
  • WLLD 98.7 FM; HOLMES BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.
  • WHPT 102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.
  • WLPJ 91.5 FM; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK

TV broadcast stations around St Pete Beach

  • W36CO Channel 36; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK
  • W48AY Channel 48; OLDSMAR, FL; Owner: AMKA BROADCAST NETWORK, INC.
  • WTSP Channel 10; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.
  • W33CC Channel 33; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.
  • WEDU Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.
  • WARP-CA Channel 20; TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.
  • WXAX-LP Channel 26; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.
  • WFLA-TV Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
  • WFTS-TV Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.
  • WTOG Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.
  • WXPX Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC
  • WUSF-TV Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
  • WRMD-LP Channel 57; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ZGS TELEVISION OF TAMPA, INC.
  • W61AI Channel 61; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
  • WTTA Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.
  • WFTT Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC
  • WTVT Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.
  • WCLF Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.
  • WTAM-LP Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.
  • WVEA-LP Channel 61; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC
  • WMOR-LP Channel 63; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY
  • WMOR-TV Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY
  • WSPF-CA Channel 35; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG
  • W56EB Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK
  • WSVT-LP Channel 18; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.
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