St. Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach
4.5
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Gorgeous, laid-back St. Pete Beach was voted TripAdvisor's No. 1 Beach in the U.S. and No. 5 in the world in 2021, based on millions of reviews from travelers around the world. When you visit this magical expanse of sand, you'll understand why.
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4.5
5,258 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
931
Average
157
Poor
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Terrible
38

Nick B
11 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
This is by far the best beach destination we’ve been too in 20 years. We drove 11.5 hours to get here as opposed to the usually 6 hour drive to the beach and boy was it worth it. We are use to the crowds in the Florida panhandle and traffic being terrible and this was an amazing change from that. Drove everywhere in mild traffic. The beaches were not overrun with people and you could actually get into a restaurant without waiting 2 hours. I also like the fact that there is so much to do other than the beach and putt putt golf/go karts. Probably found our new beach vacation spot.
Written June 29, 2022
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Garfieldluvr
Denver, CO807 contributions
Oct 2022
I went to St. Pete Beach for a few hours one morning for a walk. I parked at the parking lot called “St. Pete Beach Access” which has lot of spaces, restrooms, showers, and was not very expensive (you paid based on how long you were staying). The beach itself was lovely, full of seashells and even some (broken) sand dollars. I bet you could find some cool stuff early in the morning or at low tide. I walked about 5 miles down and back and found the beach to be very clean and peaceful. Lots of trashcans, benches, and even some rental companies for cabanas and chairs if that is your interest.
Written October 29, 2022
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bob
6 contributions
Jul 2021
St. Petes beach is a very nice white sand beach with easy access to a variety of hotels. A rocky Jedi and cove at one end of the beach lends itself to some interesting photo's and a place to sit off the sand late into the evening. Umbrella shelters are available for a reasonable rate through a few vendors as are a few boat excursions. The dolphin watch (short distance from the beach itself at a marina) allows almost a guaranteed look at these amazing creatures. Red tide was present during my visit, so unfortunately there was a fair amount of sealife that had perished at the shore line.
Written February 20, 2022
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jrj
6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
So St Pete is a fun place with lots to do on the water and in town. Good restaurant scene downtown. I am writing to warn you about the parking meter situation. They don’t work well- won’t read a lot of credit cards and they try to get you to use an app called Parkmobile which is awful and does not work . This all seems like a scam to me to raise money for the city. Look at other reviews about this and the App. Beware !
Written September 25, 2022
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ERat
Bunker Hill, WV741 contributions
Aug 2021
We usually stay at a condo in St Pete Beach, but due to the red tide situation, we changed our plans and stayed in Orlando. We did drive to the beach since we were told by multiple people "Red Tide is gone! Everything is back to normal." DON'T FALL FOR IT. The effects of red tide is still very noticeable. The smell was horrible! Very glad that we didn't stay a week. Parking in the lot across from Publix is VERY expensive! It was $3.75 an hour. We arrived around 10am and planned to stay all day so I paid $31+ to park from 10am until 8pm. We left early due to the smell and the threat of thunderstorms. As a comparison, we also visited Cocoa Beach on the East Coast during our visit to Florida. We parked at Lori Wilson Park for FREE for the entire day! Not only was the parking free, but the beach umbrella and chair rentals were less expensive at Cocoa Beach too. We usually love St Pete Beach, but this year we were greatly disappointed.
Written August 12, 2021
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Shannon C
St. Petersburg, United States16 contributions
Jun 2022
Soft sand, gentle waves, beautiful rock jetties, convenient restaurant grill, volleyball nets, fishing, cabanas and lounges to rent...this beach has it all. Sunsets are the best part!
Written July 6, 2022
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Vicky E
Sarasota, FL66 contributions
Jan 2020
This beach is easy to find and has tons of activities for folks of all ages. It did get a bit crowded right in front of the parking area once it reached noon time or so but we had no problem finding parking at 10AM on a sunny Saturday in January.

There are lots of cabanas and lounge chairs to rent plus all the water toys you could want. Lots of space for walking and a lovely jetty at one end with loads of pelicans that are fun to watch as they dive for fish etc.

Since it is located in a built up area the downside would be all the hotels and businesses that line the beach but the upside is that you have all of this stuff right at your fingertips...we didn't see a beachside cafe but Chick Fil-A was right across the street along with a Publix market so another great find to enjoy some fun in the sun for the day.
Written January 7, 2020
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David L
Wilmington, DE847 contributions
Apr 2021
The sands are white and cool and the beach is expansive. The water is an emerald green and you can see aquatic life by ducking your head in the water. There are a handful of underused volleyball courts available for use. The parking is a little bit pricey. We arrived a little before noon and there was ample spots available. By the time we left around 4, most of the spots were gone.

My wife is a Destin fan, but Destin's a little harder to get to. She was sold on St. Pete's Beach, especially because the traffic around the area was much calmer than Destin.
Written May 11, 2021
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ERat
Bunker Hill, WV741 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We’ve been visiting St Pete Beach every year since 2013. Unfortunately, the area has lost its charm and we won’t be back anytime soon. The beach is still beautiful! The water is still warm and calm. But the influx of first time visitors, who’s rude and disrespectful attitudes, have made the area seem more like Daytona Beach instead of the laid-back beach town we used to visit. On at least three separate occasions, my family and I had to hear profanity laden remarks from nearby people. I guess it’s just a reflection of society today. Thanks for the memories St Pete Beach.
Written August 7, 2022
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Seaside553879
3 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
We stayed at the beach last week for the first time and decided to come right back this weekend because it was so nice. Not crowded which was important due to COVID and the beach is just lovely. Great for family or couples. The strip in St Pete also wonderful with a variety of different restaurants and even Ice Cream shop (Larry’s) - definitely recommend busting Larry’s if you love ice cream they have over 80 flavors. We love this beach .
Written October 23, 2020
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