We continued our tour of the beaches around Tampa this weekend with a stop at St. Petersburg Beach. The town and its municipal beach are set on a barrier island just off the coast of Pinellas County, Florida. The island has long, wide beaches and, at least during our visit, calm water.
The cute downtown area is lined with shops, restaurants, resorts, and some classic motels that remind you of yesteryear. We found some convenient parking in a municipal lot, it’s not Parkmobile compatible so bring change or your credit card. You will find a small beach store and place to wash your feet before the long 100-yard walk to the water.
The beach itself is hard-packed sand and the water is cloudier than Clearwater. You will also find beach chairs and umbrellas for rent but the vender only uses cash at that location. We enjoyed our restorative day at the beach and can’t wait to explore some more of the other beaches.