About St. Pete Beach A resort community on Long Key, St. Pete Beach is connected to the mainland by the St. Pete Beach Causeway and the Pinellas Bayway (toll). The town has good swimming beaches, several fishing piers and charter boat operations. Two trolleys, operated by PSTA, provide transportation in St. Pete Beach. The Central Avenue Trolley travels Central Avenue and Gulf Boulevard between St. Petersburg and Pass-A-Grille Beach. The Suncoast Beach Trolley travels Gulf Boulevard between Clearwater and St. Pete Beach; phone (727) 540-1900.
Visitor Centers Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce 6990 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706. Phone:(727)360-6957 or (800)944-1847
ShoppingDolphin Village Shopping Center, 4615 Gulf Blvd., has 30 specialty shops. The historic Corey Avenue area offers varied shops.
NightlifeLazy beach days call for lazy beach nights. At sundown, make your way to Crabby Bill's, 5100 Gulf Blvd., for the best crabs in town and take in fantastic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway from the tiki bar. After dinner, join the raucous crowd grooving to a one-man steel drum band at the Undertow Beach Bar, 3850 Gulf Blvd., where a bikini-clad waitstaff serves up frozen margaritas and sugary daiquiris. Keep track of the rubber duckies sailing around the bar’s countertop moat, or head outside and put the Undertow’s much-loved sand volleyball court to the test. Phone (727) 360-8858 for Crabby Bill's or (727) 368-9000 for the Undertow Beach Bar.
For an ultra-mellow, somewhat romantic and decidedly upscale experience head to The Don CeSar, a huge pink resort located on the beach where Gulf Boulevard connects to the SR 682 causeway. Order desserts from the outstanding in-house restaurant, then lounge on cushioned couches inside this historic hotel. Sit at a table in the elegant Lobby Lounge, where an amazing pianist will play just about any song you call. Or, play Name That Tune to see who buys the next round; phone (727) 360-1881.
Things to Do Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center
St. Pete Beach, FL
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