Sand, Sun & Surf
Consistently ranked among the top beaches in the nation, St. Pete offers visitors and residents access to some of Florida's finest beaches and waterfront recreation. The variety of sandy spots in and around St. Pete invite relaxing beach days, exploration, sports, recreation, and wildlife-watching.
Located on an island off the coast of St. Pete, this state preserve is accessible only by boat. St. Pete offers nine public boat ramps from which to visit Egmont Key. The island features an 87-foot lighthouse, a 440-acre wildlife refuge, miles of secluded beaches, and the remnants of Fort Dade.
Fort DeSoto Beach & Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde
Located off St. Pete's southern tip, Ft. DeSoto Beach ranks among the most notable beaches in the country. More than a beach, this 900-acre county park includes year-round county campgrounds, miles of nature trails and paved fitness trails, 2.25 miles of canoe trails, an 800-foot boat launch with floating docks, fishing piers, picnic pavilions with grills, a concession stand, restroom and shower facilities, and the historic fort after which it was named. Visitors can tour the five interconnected islands that comprise the park and enjoy a sweeping panorama of Tampa Bay and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge from the island’s southern shores.
Maximo Beach & Park
34th St. & Pinellas Point Dr. S.
Located in South St. Pete, Maximo Beach provides visitors with three boat ramps, a nature boardwalk, two beach-side playgrounds, miles of bike and nature trails through 47 wooded acres, an 18-hole disc golf course, and plenty of shade trees on a 70-acre archaeological site. From its 10-foot observation tower, beachgoers can enjoy a breathtaking view of Florida's famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the Gulf of Mexico, and Boca Ciega Bay.
Spa Beach & North Shore Beach
600 2nd Ave. N.E. and 901 North Shore Dr. N.E.
Located in the heart of downtown, Spa Beach and North Shore Beach both offer sandy spots along Tampa Bay’s breathtaking waterfront. At the base of the renowned St. Pete Pier, visitors to Spa Beach can relax in the sun, rent various watercraft, and participate in the special events often hosted there. Nearby, North Shore Beach has a playground, an Olympic-caliber year-round swimming pool, tennis courts, and a beautiful palm arboretum for beachside picnics and afternoon strolls.
St. Pete Municipal Beach
11260 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island
Located on the shores of Treasure Island, St. Pete's Municipal Beach offers 500 feet of white sand and recreation, including beach volleyball courts, full shower and changing facilities, a snack bar, and beach-accessible wheelchairs.