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.
St. Pete Beach is located at 27°43′29″N 82°44′31″W / 27.72472°N 82.74194°W / 27.72472; -82.74194 (27.724587, -82.741850).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 51.5 km² (19.9 mi²). 5.8 km² (2.2 mi²) of it is land and 45.7 km² (17.6 mi²) of it (88.68%) is water.
St. Pete Beach occupies the entire space of Long Key, a barrier island at the east central edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Three bridges lead into the city, connecting it to Treasure Island (Blind Pass Bridge), South Pasadena (Corey Avenue Causeway)and the Bayway Isles area of St. Petersburg (Pinellas Bayway).
The main north-south routes are Blind Pass Road and Gulf Blvd. The main east-west routes are 75th Ave./Corey Causeway and the Pinellas Bayway.
St. Pete Beach is known around the world for its balmy weather. The St. Pete Beach area's mild winters have made it a haven for retirees. Summers can be long and hot with showers providing much appreciated relief during the rainy season.
St. Pete Beach winters can be cool especially if the wind is coming off the cool winter waters of the Gulf. Even on the coolest winter days, St. Pete Beach is paradise in comparison to the cold of the Northeast and Midwest.
Spring and Fall are spectacular. Warm days and comfortable nights make for perfect beach days and relaxing evenings.
Summers are hot and humid with afternoon thunderstorms the create numerous dangerous lightning strikes. The Tampa Bay area is the lightning capital of North America. The six-month hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 and Floridians have learned to be ready when a storm threatens the area.