St. Pete Beach is a Florida resort city set on a barrier island, west of St. Petersburg. St. Pete Beach offers a perfect balance of a casual, laid-back lifestyle with the cosmopolitan, city lifestyle offered in Downtown St. Petersburg which is only a short drive away. With an average of 361 days of sunshine per year, St. Pete Beach does not disappoint. St. Pete Beach is a suburb of St. Petersburg with a population of 9,572. St. Pete Beach is in Pinellas County and is one of the best places to live in Florida.
St. Pete Beach, as it was formally named by the locals in 1994, includes the towns of Pass-a-Grille, Belle Vista, St. Petersburg Beach. Pass-a-Grille begins where Gulf Boulevard passes the historic Don CeSar – nicknamed The Pink Palace for its pink façade and grandeur architecture, The Don CeSar has welcomed guests since its opening in 1928.
Pass-a-Grille offers “Old Florida” ambiance. There is a lot you will not find here—high-rises, crowds, shopping malls, in other words, corporate commercialism. What you will find is four miles of undeveloped, public Gulf Coast beaches along Gulf Way wrapped around the end of the key to meet Boca Ciega Bay on the harbor side. Offering an even more remote setting is nearby Shell Key an uninhabited barrier island where snorkeling or dolphin watching is how you will pass the day.
Belle Vista, a quaint little beach neighborhood located in the heart of St Pete Beach.
This neighborhood is a great place to call home offering moderately priced residential homes to upscale waterfront properties with a true laid back lifestyle and a hop, skip, and a jump away from both a coastal and downtown nightlife.