Introduction to St. Pete Beach, Florida
St. Pete Beach, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 4 miles SW of St. Petersburg, Florida (center to center) and 23 miles SW of Tampa, Florida. The city, which is within the Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater metropolitan area, has a population of 9,929.
St. Pete Beach History
St. Pete Beach, a coastal city, is a popular tourist destination. The city was formed through the combination of Pass-a-Grille, Don CeSar, Belle Vista and St. Petersburg Beach. It was incorporated in 1957 as St. Petersburg Beach, however the locals voted to change the name to a shorter version of the original long one, in order to distinguish it from the City of St. Petersburg.
St. Pete Beach and Nearby Attractions
- Florida International Museum
- Gamble Plantation State Historic Site
- Egmont Key State Park
- Highlands Hammock State Park
- Solomon's Castle
Things To Do In St. Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach, a hotspot for tourists, has numerous recreational opportunities. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo are two places often visited as well as the beach. There are several museums such as Florida International Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg Museum of History where people can become knowledgeable about the area's culture. There are also historical sites nearby like, the Gamble Plantation State Historic Site and Manatee Village Historical Park. Other parks in the surrounding area include Egmont Key State Park and Fort De Soto Park.
St. Pete Beach Transportation
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is nearby.
St. Pete Beach Higher Education
Colleges near St. Pete Beach are Clearwater Christian College, Eckerd College, and Hillsborough Community College.