Play in the Sand at St. Pete Beach
Discover the best places to soak up sand and surf
Beautiful white sand. Waves crashing softly on the shore. Quaint restaurants and shopping aplenty. These are the hallmarks of St. Pete Beach.
Though there are countless things to do in St. Pete Beach should you wish to skip the sand, it’s the captivating coastline that brings Floridians back to St. Pete year after year. What better way to enjoy the more than 360 sunny days per year than lounging on the sand or embarking on a watery adventure?
Get to know St. Pete from The Beachcomber, where the beach is just a step away and it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.
Enjoy the Beach, Beachcomber Style
Life is better by the beach. Live the Beachcomber way of life, complete with the following beachy amenities included in your resort fee:
- Direct Access to 200 feet of beachfront
- Beach Chairs, Cabanas and Towel Service
- Beach Food and Beverage Service Available
Best Public Beaches in St. Pete
There's more to St. Pete Beach than the Beachcomber. True to its beach town reputation, St. Pete Beach has numerous places to access the sand. Choose from quiet parks or access points complete with showers and a boardwalk.
St. Pete Beach Access
4700 Gulf Blvd
This coastal park features both white sands and public showers and bathrooms, making it the perfect jumping off point for an evening in town.
Sunset Beach Pavilion
8000 W Gulf Blvd
Soak up the sun, play in the surf, then take a break at one of the park's picnic tables. You can even rinse off in the public showers.
Upham Beach Park
6850 Beach Plaza
Upham Beach Park has a little more to offer than white sands, though you'll love those too. Catch a glimpse of dolphins or light surfing.
St. Pete Beach Frequently Asked Questions
What is St. Pete Beach known for?
St. Pete Beach is known as the go-to destination in Pinellas County for water sports of all kinds, including kite surfing, wind sailing, and paddleboarding. St. Pete also features the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area’s longest stretch of undeveloped public beaches.
Is St. Pete Beach crowded?
It can be, though it’s not typically as crowded as you might think. The large expanse of public beaches makes it easy for locals and visitors alike to stake their claim on a piece of the beach. Snag a beach chair or cabana rental to enjoy even more space all day long.
Does St. Pete Beach have a boardwalk?
There is a boardwalk nearby, though it isn’t technically in St. Pete Beach! Drive down to nearby John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, where you’ll find more than 100 merchants. Shop local goods or discover local restaurants and nightclubs. John’s Pass is also the starting point for many local dolphin tours and fishing charters.
Is the water clear at St. Pete Beach?
The water at St. Pete Beach isn’t quite crystal clear. You’ll no longer be able to see your toes should you wade out past your knees. However, the water is nonetheless typically clean and warm, ideal conditions for swimming or water sports.
What is the water temperature in St. Pete Beach?
Water temperature fluctuates depending on the time of year, however it rarely drops below 60 degrees. The water can also be as warm as 80 degrees in the spring and summer. Check in with NOAA temperature tables to check water temperatures before your trip to the beach.
Can you drink on St. Pete Beach?
Alcohol is allowed on St. Pete Beach, though in limited areas. Thes areas include designated
hotel and cabana areas, which means you could enjoy an alcoholic beverage so long as you remain within The Beachcomber’s designated area.