St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach: Hours, Address, St. Pete Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

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 2012, 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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Engelbert30184
White, GA87 contributions
A Pretty sandy lake
Oct 2021
I had heard this is rated one of the top beaches in US and i was disappointed by what i found. The sugar white sand is very soft and pretty BUT there are hardly any waves and limited ocean breezes (at least when i was there) and it is a very wide beach and add to that the ugly weeded area beyond it and you are a long way from the beach at your hotel. Also the hotels there are shaped weird that doesn't offer the best ocean views and not many with open balconies as most have plexi- glass windows! They do wear next to nothing there so the view is "enhanced"! We sent pictures back home and they thought we were on a lake! haha
Written October 18, 2021
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Heidi P
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
Awesome place to get your steps in!
Oct 2021
We walked up and down this beach, and swam in the ocean. The sand was exceptionally manicured. We've been to a lot of beach resorts, but this one was by far the cleanest. Great job!
Written October 10, 2021
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mspatty1967
Inverness, FL55 contributions
Clean soft sand.
Sep 2021
We were near the Dolphin Beach Resort at 4900 Gulf Blvd. We rented a cabanna to be able to have shade a somewhere to place out towels. Price was very good. The beach was clean and the Gulf water was comfortably warm.
Written October 9, 2021
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Jonathan T
5 contributions
A great beach experience
Aug 2021
Great beach with great sand and some good restaurants along the beach to enjoy and have a great experience
Written September 28, 2021
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Gracecarswell
Rochester, NY9 contributions
Great for sunning, walking and swimming.
Sep 2021
Great beach for sunning, walking, swimming and shell-hunting. Warm water, even in September, was just perfect for beach times.
Written September 23, 2021
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michelle b
Altus, OK60 contributions
Great Beach!
Aug 2021
This beach is very wide. Plenty of room to spread out. Great sand. There is a publix within walking distance and We ate at Bongo's on the beach for dinner one night. Fantastic.
Written August 28, 2021
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ERat
Bunker Hill, WV731 contributions
Red Tide and Expensive Parking
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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Albert Z
Minneapolis, MN91 contributions
Nice beach but needs cleanup
Aug 2021 • Family
Nice beach, was not crowded, but surprisingly dirty. We went in the afternoon on Sunday and noticed just full trash bins and waste all over the beach. This combined with Red Tide just made the visit bit disappointing ...
Written August 8, 2021
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mss12078
Gloversville, NY396 contributions
Red Tide!!!
Jul 2021
Was not aware of the red tide until we got down there. It is not good. Really no on the beach experience for us because of the red tide. We did not even lay on the beach, smell of dead fish and the coughing caused by the red tide not good at all.
Our parasailing was even cancelled because the red tide was so bad there was no water sports allowed.
If going to visit certainly check on the status of the red tide.
Written July 28, 2021
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Melanie M
Bentonville, AR42 contributions
Red tide barely visible but…
Jul 2021 • Friends
I’d heard about the red tide well after I’d booked my vacation but decided to go anyway. The beach was not as busy as I imagined it would be with people wanting to travel during the COVID break. There were a few small dead fish and I didn’t notice a smell but what I did notice was the air made me cough and my eyes to water. I read that the red tide could cause respiratory and eye problems. Once I put my mask on, things were much better. But the views from the hotel were spectacular and I still enjoyed my visit.
Written July 23, 2021
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