Navigating All of the Top Beaches in St. Petersburg

When you’re coming down to the St. Pete Clearwater area, you’ve got to spend some time exploring the best beaches in St. Petersburg! Here’s what to know before you go! 

Navigating the Island

When you head out of your St. Petersburg vacation rentals to make your way to the beach, you won’t have to travel far to get to the shores! There are miles of beaches throughout the St. Pete area, and luckily, they’re all easy to reach. Just head down the main thoroughfare, find some cheap (or maybe even free!) parking, and unpack your bag for a fun day at the beach. 

Top Beaches to Visit

Clearwater Beach is best known as a family-friendly destination, offering beautiful conditions and a little bit of entertainment for everyone. You’ll be able to enjoy the soft, white sands of the beach by relaxing on a towel, building a sandcastle, or playing some beach volleyball. This beach is regarded by many as the safest beach in the area for kids. 

Madeira Beach

Madeira Beach is an excellent choice if you’re looking to be closer to the action. You can easily walk into town or visit the popular John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk from this beach. On the beach itself, you’ll find some of the softest and most welcoming sands in the area, as well as crystal-clear waters that are perfect for cooling off on those hot summer days.

St. Pete Beach

You can’t make a list of the best St. Petersburg beaches without mentioning St. Pete Beach itself! The shoreline is expansive enough to accommodate tons of guests without ever feeling crowded, and you can reach all kinds of shops and restaurants just a short walk away. You’ll also have the chance to participate in all types of water sports, including swimming and beach volleyball. 

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Pass-a-Grille Beach

If you’re looking for a spot to get some pictures taken with your family, we’d recommend Pass-a-Grille Beach. This beach truly looks like it belongs on a postcard! Even though it’s a bit removed from the city, you can still quickly get to the nearby mall or a local restaurant for dinner. This beach is particularly popular with couples since it offers calm and quiet conditions and stunning sunset views. 

Fort De Soto Park

Many people come to Fort De Soto Park to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, so if you want to get away and relax, this is the destination for you. Of course, you can relax on the shore or jump in the water, but you also have the chance to admire some of the area’s most breathtaking wildlife. It’s not uncommon to see beautiful birds and fascinating sea turtles when you’re visiting this beach! (And, once you’re done at the beach, take a tour of the historic fort on the property.)

Plan Your Next Stay

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Where to Stay

When it comes to the best St. Petersburg things to do, visiting the local beaches is just one piece of the puzzle. But there are tons of other activities in store for you on your visit! But you can’t experience any of it unless you go ahead and book a stay in one of our vacation rentals in St. Petersburg!