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The Beachcomber Beach Resort

5 Ways to Make a Splash in St. Pete Beach

There's something about a beach vacation. No matter the time of year, the salty air and soft white sand has a way of making the every day melt away. At Beachcomber, we’ll help you kick back and relax on the beach or get down at Jimmy B's. But don't limit your beach vacation to the sand. Get out on the open water and try a wide variety of activities that will let you experience the Florida Gulf Coast the best way we know how: out on the water. 


There's no better way to soak up the stunning views of St. Pete Beach than from the air. Launch off a speedboat and fly high up in the air for 10 to 15 minutes, soaring 500 feet above the beaches, through the clear blue skies of the Florida Gulf Coast will make you feel freer than you have in a long time. Make memories in the sky that will last a lifetime. 

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Sunken Gardens

A paradise within a bustling cityscape. With 50,000 varieties of plants, this 100-year-old garden is also St. Petersburg’s oldest living museum, housing some of the region’s oldest tropical plants. Meander through rows of vibrant exotic plants interspersed among waterfalls and demonstration gardens.

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When you want to get out on the water without the adrenaline rush, rent a kayak. Meander along the coastline at your own pace as you explore as much or as little of the coastline you'd like. Go for a power paddle or sail peacefully atop the sea. You can even pull your paddles out and go for a dip to cool off.

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Boat Tours

Embark on an island boat adventure throughout St. Pete Beach. Since St. Pete Beach is surrounded by water on both sides, you’ll have plenty to explore. See the dolphins with Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center. Put the pedal to the medal with Tampa Speed Boat Adventures. Or get a brief history of the area on Adventure Cruises.

  1. Local Boat Tours


St. Pete Beach’s Corey Ave Shopping District has the contagious energy of a seaside town. Delicious food, local shopping, Sunday Market, and seasonal events make this district perfect for strolling hand-in-hand. Keep your eyes open for events like the St. Pete Beach Seafood & Music Festival.

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John's Pass Village

 Quaint boutiques now occupy historic fishing shacks, as do restaurants, sightseeing tours, Sunday market, fishing charters, and more. It doesn’t get more Florida than soaking up the salty sea air blowing in off Madeira Beach as you shop for souvenirs or enjoy a night out. 

  1. Visit John's Pass website

Riding Waverunners

Waverunners are a popular option for exploring the waters around St. Pete Beach. Whether you want to go solo during an afternoon or tour with a local guide, you'll have the chance to discover hiddenislands along the inter-coastal waterway or even finding pods of dolphins playing in the water.

  1. Waverunner Rentals

Fort de Soto Park

This may very well be the most unique park you’ve ever visited. Fort de Soto covers 1,136 acres spread across five interconnected islands. Go hiking, biking, or shelling, all within this scenic county park. Canoe and kayak rentals are also available within the park.

  1. Fort de Soto Park Website
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