St. Pete Beach Florida is located on the Florida Gulf Coast and is part of the Tampa Bay area. St. Pete Beach is in fact, a island. St. Pete Beach is connected to Treasure Island to the north by the Blind Pass Bridge. The Corey Ave. Causeway Bridge connects St. Pete Beach to So. Pasadena to the east. On the south end of the island is the St. Peter Beach Causeway Bridge which connects St. Pete Beach with South St. Petersburg.
Emergency Access Permit for barrier island residents and businesses
In an effort to prevent looting and burglary after a large-scale mandatory evacuation, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the barrier islands have joined forces to provide free Emergency Access Permits to all businesses and residents of the barrier islands. Once a mandatory evacuation order has been lifted, Emergency Access Permits will be required to re-enter an evacuated area. There are nine entry points to the barrier islands. Access will be limited based on the closest entry point to your residence.
Some Interesting St. Pete Beach Facts:
Population 10,032 permanent residents, with seasonal residents, tourist and day visitors increasing the population to nearly 20,000 during the winter months
The city occupies 19.9 miles of which 2.2 miles is land and 17.6 miles is water, 38 acres of public parks and about 39 acres of public beaches
Drinking age 21
Liquor sales Mon thru Sat 8 am till 2 am, Sun 11 am till 2 am
Public beach runs entire length of city
Beach open from sunrise till 10pm
Navarre Beach Park
8740 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach, FL, 33706
Navarre Beach Park offers 130 acres of beautiful beach, lush wetlands, and native vegetation. One-third of the park, which opened in 2004, is completely undeveloped and will remain this way. The perfect place for a picnic or a stroll on the beach, the park provides visitors with the option of playing gulf- or sound side.
Dogs on the Beach? Unfortunately, the City of St. Pete Beach does not allow dogs on the beaches within the City. Ft. Desoto Beach to the south does have dog friendly sections as does the City of St. Petersburg. for more information use the below links:
Pinellas County Dog Parks - City of St. Petersburg Dog Parks
Beach towns' Gulf Boulevard a risky trip for pedestrians
Walking or cycling in the area can be tricky, especially along Gulf Boulevard, which connects the beach communities for roughly 15 miles from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater.
TripAdvisor picks Siesta Beach as its top beach in U.S., nine other Florida beaches make list
The folks at TripAdvisor have come with a list of their top 25 beaches in the United States. TripAdvisor uses the reviews posted by travelers to rank the top 25 beaches.
A total of nine Florida beaches made the list. Below are those beaches:
1. Siesta BeachClick here for the complete list.
2. St. Pete Beach
5. Pensacola Beach
8. Clearwater Beach
9. St. Augustine Beach
10. Panama City Beach
18. Fort Myers Beach
20. Hollywood Beach
21. South Beach Miam
TripAdvisor Travelers' waterside code of conduct
The world’s largest travel site, has announced the results of its annual beach and pool etiquette survey of more than 1,400 U.S. travelers.
On-Line Beach Access Guide
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Coastal Management Program has launch its coastal access guide. The interactive website allows users to locate beach access points and additional information such as restrooms, picnic tables and lifeguard availability statewide. - Click Here
A do's and don'ts list for Pinellas County beaches
Going to the beach? Here is a list of does and don'ts about alcohol, nudity, fires, pets and camping on the beach.
Suncoast Beach Trolley
Hop on the Suncoast Beach TrolleySM and you can explore all of the unique beach communities from its beginning at Park Street Terminal in downtown Clearwater to 75th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. Check out the shops on Corey Avenue, enjoy the sights at John's Pass Village, or just take in a beautiful sunset. It's the fun, easy, and affordable way to do and see everything you want to on the beach. The Suncoast Beach TrolleySM runs every 20 - 30 minutes from 5:05 a.m. to 10:10 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Sunday, including holidays, with service until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Look for special trolley bus stop signs located frequently along the route. In addition to the services along Gulf Boulevard, connector routes run between the coast and downtown St. Petersburg. PSTA Bus Operators do not carry cash or make change, exact fare is required. The bus and trolley fare is just $2.00 per ride, or ride all day with an Unlimited Daily GO Card. GO Cards are $4.50 and are available onboard the trolleys, buses, or at various locations countywide. The fare boxes are equipped to handle $1, $5 and $10 bills but do not give change. Click here for the trolley schedule.
Electric Car Charging Stations
The city of St. Pete Beach now has two car charging stations. They're part of the city's "Green Vision." Both stations are in the parking lot at City Hall and are free for the public to use. - 155 Corey Avenue
Common Sense Beach Swimming Rules
Some common sense swimming rules to keep you and your family safe during your St. Pete Beach vacations. - Read more
TripAdvisor St. Pete Beach Travel Forum
Read what other travelers have to say about St. Pete Beach at TripAdvisor
Few motorists aware of Florida law to stop at crosswalks with signs
At a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection or a crosswalk that is marked mid-block, regulations mandate that drivers must yield right-of-way to pedestrians. -Read more
Annual airfare study reveals best times to buy flights
CheapAir.com has released the findings of its Annual Airfare Study, which crunched 921 million airfares from 2.9 million trips to find the best and worst times to buy an airline ticket.
St. Pete Beach Post Office
250 Corey Ave.
St. Pete Beach