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Things to do in St Pete Beach, FL

St Pete Beach has something for everyone- as long as you like sun and sand! Whether you’re looking for things to do in St Petersburg itself or want to head straight for the water, you won’t be disappointed. For more information on where to find these attractions, see our map.

General Info

Walk along St Pete Beach

Even if you prefer shopping to sunbathing, the very first thing on the list is to take a walk along St Pete Beach or the quieter Pass-A-Grille Beach. The beautiful blue water and stunning white sand showcase the very best that Florida beaches can offer. If you want, it's possible to walk for miles, and the further you go, the more relaxed you'll become!

Take the ferry out to Shell Key

The Shell Key Shuttle is a must for anyone visiting the St Petersburg area. It leaves from just by Inn on the Beach, and takes shell-hunters and snorkelers out to the beautifully unspoiled barrier island that is Shell Key. Dolphins are commonly spotted on cruises around the island and in the summer, lucky visitors might even see manatee.

Find out more about Shell Key

Wander through the Sunken Garden

St Petersburg has a hidden gem right in the city. The Sunken Garden is far more than just an ordinary botanic garden (although it does have a fantastic collection of orchids). There is a walk-in bird aviary and a butterfly house as well. Kids will be enchanted.

Hire a kayak, jet ski, or boat

St Pete Beach is just as beautiful looking from out at sea, and some would say it's a whole lot more fun that way round. There are plenty of places to hire boats and jet skis right on the beach, and for those who prefer a quieter day out under their own steam, there are kayaks, stand-up-paddle-boards, and surfing lessons (a great way to occupy the kids for a couple of hours).

Island Action Sports  will even deliver a kayak or paddle board to wherever you want to get in the water, which means it's possible to pick a nice out-of-the-way spot where it's easier to spot a dolphin or manatee, or just relax and enjoy the sea.

Find out more about kayak hire

Take a tour with a difference

If you've always wanted to try getting around in a Segway, Doo's Amazing Tours offer 1-hour tours through St Pete Beach. Mounted on your own personal eco-vehicle, you'll see the sights, hear some fascinating local history, and soak up the local color.

The Gulf Beach Museum

When it's time to take a break from the sun, St Pete Beach does offer plenty of things to do indoors as well. Take the kids along to the Gulf Beach Museum on 10th Avenue. It's staffed by volunteers with an unrivalled knowledge of Pinellas County and a passion to match, and is housed in a beautiful historic church. There is an incredible collection of artefacts and photographs dating back hundreds of years. Best of all, admission is completely free of charge.
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Travel Tip

Shell Key is undeveloped (and unspoiled!) so be sure to take plenty of food and water with you. And don't forget the sunscreen!

Palmetto room with 2 beds in white w/yellow

Palmetto

Located on the ground floor, Palmetto Room has two queen beds, a fully equipped kitchenette, generous-sized shower and breezy patio. This room accommodates up to four people, including children.

Palmetto
Gardenia bedroom, white and blue with yellow accents

Gardenia

The Gardenia is bright and spacious with its own private balcony with views of the gulf. The sleeping area has a queen bed, so the room accommodates two people. Enjoy the views from your comfy couch or from the Adirondack chairs on your private balcony. Fill the cooler provided with your beach snacks and head for the sand!

Gardenia
Persimmon Bedroom

Persimmon

Persimmon features many windows to take advantage of fantastic natural light and landscaped gardens. The Persimmon does have a kitchenette and the bathroom has a shower.

Persimmon
orange blossom bedroom

Orange Blossom

The Orange Blossom is located on the ground floor of the Inn with views of the garden. It comes with a queen sized bed with modem decor and natural light. The kitchenette has all the modern amenities.

Orange Blossom
If you have any questions, please call 727.360.8844