A Beach Guide to St. Pete Beach, Florida

Voted #2 beach in America by Tripadvisor, St. Pete beach is home to the architecturally and historically grand Don CeSar. The beach occupies the entire of Long Key, which is a barrier island that is in the Gulf of Mexico. The island has 3 bridges that connects it to Treasure Island, South Pasadena, and the Bayway Isles.

St. Pete Beach’s downtown is centralized on Corey Avenue, but it’s known for water sports activities. This destination is definitely for sea lovers. It also has one of the longest stretch of undeveloped public beach.

With that in mind… this post is going to share with you a great way to spend your time at St. Pete Beach. That is if you’re only going to spend your time at the beach. We have other posts available here if you’re exploring St Petersburg.

This district contains bars, restaurants, shopping, and retail outlets but in this guide we’re only going to talk about the beaches because that’s what really only one wants to think about when they hear “Sunshine City.”

Most Popular Spots on St. Pete Beach

I know what you’re thinking… it’s a beach… how much is there really to do besides get tan, playing volleyball, listening to live music and dancing until the sun goes down. If none of those are appealing then maybe the beach isn’t really your thing. Just kidding… St. Pete has something to offer to everyone.

Jimmy B’s Beach Bar

Location: 6200 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Jimmy B’s Beach Bar has been voted by Floridians as the “Best Beach Bar” year after year for it’s cold beer and untarnished beaches. The sidewalk from the wooden deck leads directly to the white sand beaches, it’s the definition of a beachside hang out spot.

If you’ve heard of the phrase “it’s five o’clock somewhere,” it’s typically attributed to Jimmy Buffet but the very same thing can be said about Jimmy B’s for the atmosphere and environment it brings to Florida.

It’s never too late to kick your feet up and sip on a cold brew where can peer out over the Gulf of Mexico. They are open daily from 12pm – 11pm where they serve lunch and dinner. So you enjoy a nice meal while listening to some live entertainment where a band played Monday – Friday 11am – 11pm.

Pro Tip: If you happen to stick around for the sun going down, you’ll be treated to a FREE sunset shooter while you listen to some sweet jams and take in the last bit of the sun rays.

Postcard Inn Beach Bar & Snack Shack

Postcard Inn Beach Bar and Snack Shack

Location: 6300 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Next on the list is Postcard Inn Beach Bar and Snack Shack, another favorite spot among tourists and locals. This isn’t just any beach bar, it’s also a hotel and one of the first hotels that arrived on beaches of St. Petersburg. So these guys may know a thing or two about how to spend your vacation.

Postcard Inn Hotel  Pool
Postcard Inn Beach Bar Iconic Chair for pictures and content

If you’re into having a good time on the beach and playing a little bit of volleyball then as you see in the picture above… there are some volleyball courts right next to it. It’s a great to play some pick up games and meet people.

Oh I almost forgot to mention that when you catch the sunset here, that’s when the party is just starting. You’ll may just kick your flip flops off and dance the night away.

Salty’s Tiki Bar and Beach Lounge

Salty's Tiki Bar and Beach Lounge

Location: 5500 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Imagine a Tiki hut surrounded with barstools that just invites for a tropical drink and then as you peer around you there’s nothing but plush cushioned sofas, outfitted with fire pits, shaded beach recliners and white sand beaches.

Salty’s is one of the few beach bars that actually extends out onto St. Pete Beach. Which makes it a popular spot and that it’s connected to the Trade Winds Resort – the first resort on St. Pete Beach to plant sea oats which help prevent erosion and install turtle-friendly amber lighting on the beachfront.

Sandbar Beach Bar

Location: 6100 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

The Sandbar Beach Bar is what some may call of a hidden gem because of it’s location. Comparing to the other major resorts in the area, this intimate beach bar is right on the beach with pretty views of the lush landscape, resort pool, ocean, and sunset.

The Bar offers a really relaxed enjoyable atmosphere with red lit up string lights over-head and the bar area was not over-crowded on our visit. It is not required to go directly to the bar for drinks so you can sit back, relax, and take the time to enjoy the finer things in life… like sunshine.

Visit St. Pete Beach

Whether you’re traveling St. Pete for vacation or just moved into the neighborhood. You’ll definitely want to check out St. Pete Beach as part of your stay. It was voted #2 trip destination by Tripadvisor after all.

You can visit the beach simply by opening up Google Maps and typing in St. Pete Beach and we’ll be seeing you soon.

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