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Highlights St. Pete Beach
- Sunny beach destination
- White sand beaches
- Walkable downtown district
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St. Pete Beach is situated on the west coast of Florida, close to Tampa and St. Petersburg. The small resort city is located on a barrier island and is known for its laid-back atmosphere and world-class white sand beaches. The beach is so picturesque and spectacular that it has been rated among the best beaches in the U.S. Its warm and mild year-round climate makes it perfect to visit during any season. Bring your significant other, your family, or a group of friends and come discover the beauty of St. Pete Beach!Finding your perfect vacation rental in St. Pete Beach
Vacation rentals in St. Pete Beach embody all the most sought-after qualities of a Florida getaway: plenty of natural lighting, a relaxing atmosphere, and coastal-inspired designs. Treat yourself to an upscale rental, complete with stylish decor, a private pool, and customized amenities. Stay in a rental close to the beach with direct beach access and a private balcony with stunning views of the turquoise water. Opt for a rental surrounded by swaying palm trees and a private yard space. Whether you want to stay close to the natural coastal areas or close to the urban downtown offerings, there are plenty of rental options to choose from!
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The area and getting around
The closest airport to St. Pete Beach is St. Petersburg Airport, which is 13 miles, or a 20-minute drive away. While Tampa International Airport is a few miles further, it is a much larger airport served by more airlines and offers both international and domestic flights. You can reach St. Pete Beach from both airports via a taxi or by using a rideshare app such as Uber or Lyft.Getting around St. Pete Beach
Having a private car during your time in St. Pete Beach is highly recommended for getting around. However, if you prefer not to rent a car you can rely on taxis, Uber, or Lyft to get around. Parts of the city can be navigated by bike or on foot as well. The downtown area is very walkable, with the majority of attractions, shops, and restaurants just a short walking distance of one another.
Travelers and activities
Couples can enjoy spectacular sunsets at Upham Beach. This hidden gem of a beach is often uncrowded and boasts clear turquoise waters as well as an ample parking area. There’s a little snack bar where you can grab a bite to eat while you watch the sun set over the ocean. Stop by the popular Mastry’s Brewing Co. to try locally made craft beers in a warm, friendly environment. There’s also a food truck where you can grab a tasty bite to eat.St. Pete Beach for fishing enthusiasts
St. Pete Beach is a wonderful choice for fishing enthusiasts with an abundance of saltwater fish species. Tarpon, redfish, kingfish, sea-trout, grouper, and snapper are among some of the popular fish caught here. You can fish directly off the Merry Pier. Or, you can do a fishing charter with one of the local companies, where you’re bound to catch more fish than you’ll know what to do with!
St. Pete Beach holds a world record for the most consecutive days of sunshine with 768 straight days of sun in 1967-1968.
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St. Pete Beach was voted number one beach in the U.S.A. and fifth in the world in 2021! The well-deserved title was owed to the beach’s incredible atmosphere, perfectly clean white sands, gentle turquoise waters, and expansive shoreline. Come spend a day (or two) enjoying this world-class beach, swimming, and strolling along the shore.2. Stroll through the historic Pass-a-Grille Beach neighborhood
This historic neighborhood is home to a wide range of shops, restaurants, galleries, rental outfitters, tour companies, and more! The peaceful area boasts everything you could need, including direct beach access! Spend a few hours walking around and discovering all the unique offerings. Come here to swim, to shop, and to dine.3. Browse the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum
Learn about the fascinating history of the local area and the nearby barrier islands at this wonderful little museum. Here you’ll find a wide range of exhibits, photos, artifacts, newspaper clippings, and informational plaques which delve into the fascinating history of the area. There’s also a great time-line display which depicts the history of the area from 1,500 AD to the present day. You can easily spend a few hours browsing the organized, informative space.4. Stroll along the historic Merry Pier
This historic fishing pier sits along the Intercostal Waterway and is perfect for a peaceful stroll. Come here to watch the sunset and to enjoy views of the stunning coastal area. This pier is popular among fishing enthusiasts, so bring your pole and cast a line off the end of the pier. There’s great bird watching and people watching from the pier as well!5. Stop by the farmer’s market
If you’ll be in St. Pete Beach on a Sunday, stop by the lively Corey Avenue Sunday Market. The colorful open air market is situated in the heart of St. Pete Beach and features over 50 kiosks and vendors selling a mixed bag of goods and products. Meet the local farmers and sellers as you browse freshly baked goods, locally grown produce, handicrafts, clothing, artwork, honey, and more! This is the perfect opportunity to grab some local souvenirs to bring back home with you.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in St. Pete Beach
On average, how much do vacation rentals in St. Pete Beach cost?
St. Pete Beach is one of the most expensive cities in the USA. The price for a vacation rental is about $396.40 per night.
During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in St. Pete Beach?
Those who want to save as much as possible visit St. Pete Beach in November, October, and December, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $299.31, $306.98, and $313.06 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When does the price of vacation rentals in St. Pete Beach go up the most?
When booking a vacation rental in St. Pete Beach, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of March (with an average of $519.17 per night), followed by April ($464.88), and February ($437.68).
Do I need to plan a trip to St. Pete Beach well in advance?
When visiting St. Pete Beach, we recommend you to plan ahead as 80% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?
May, April and September are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 32%, 31%, and 30%.
Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?
The months with the lowest properties available in St. Pete Beach are, in order, February, March, and January with respective average availability figures of 2.4%, 7%, and 10.5%, based on data collected in 2020.
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In St. Pete Beach we offer you an extensive catalogue of around 1800 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 9 local and international providers.