St. Pete Beach & Pass-A-Grille
Where else can you be that the local newspaper gives away a free paper on any day the sun fails to shine? The sugary, white sand beaches of St. Pete Beach and Pass A Grille are literally ranked among the best in the world. Accustomed to being in the top 5 beaches in the US, in 2012 Trip Advisor voted St. Pete Beach the #1 Beach in the US and the #5 in the world! And as if those accolades were not spectacular enough, St. Pete Beach is known for being a premier destination for families. Indeed, Parents Magazine voted St. Pete Beach the #3 Family Beach in the US for 2013! The Tampa Bay area has so much to offer, it’s no wonder so many people long to be here!
Approaching the islands of St. Pete Beach, when you hit the apex of the Pinellas Bayway Bridge, sweeping vistas of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway will appear. Take a deep breath! You have arrived. As you hit land, you are welcomed by the sight of the grand dame of St. Pete Beach, the regal Don CeSar Beach Resort. The “Pink Palace,” (as it is affectionately called by locals), delineates Pass A Grille from the rest of St. Pete Beach, though in reality it is all one very special island.
With a booming hotel district spanning 9/10th of a mile of Gulf front splendor, St. Pete Beach is a treasure trove of things to do and enjoy, from water sports to fine dining; beach bars and live music; paddle boarding or dolphin sighting – It is all here! NextHome Beach Time Realty has many different vacation home options for Guests to enjoy, including private homes and condominiums, as well as condo-hotels. Most have water views. Many are waterfront. All are either on the beach or a short walk to the beach.
There is no need to leave the island; but if you choose to do so, there are many fabulous options open to you. Downtown St. Petersburg is 15 minutes away. There you can enjoy the “Riveria-esque” waterfront cafes and visit world-class museums, like the Dali or the Chilhuly Exhibit! If Major League Baseball is your passion, catch a Tampa Bay Rays’ game at Tropicana Field! Shopping is also a great pleasure in the city center. Our personal favorite is Sundial, where you can shop until you drop – into a chair at one of the many fabulous restaurants also there. Make sure you check out Locale Market while at Sundial. It is a grocery store that is a surprising and delightful experience with exotic selections that pander to the pallet!