Best Outdoor Activities while Staying in St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach is a dedicated tourist and resort town. From its incorporation in 1957, this city has been growing ever since. Today, it’s known for the art and culture that surrounds the area and the long stretch of undeveloped public beach. Head outside for some fantastic activities the whole family will love. Whether you’re staying at Gulfstrand or Gulfwinds, you’ll enjoy every minute of St. Pete Beach! Here are a few of the best outdoor activities that you can do while staying in St. Pete Beach.

Sunken Gardens

If you’re looking for a tropical getaway, within the lush paradise of Florida. Take a look at the Sunken Gardens, in St. Petersburg. Only a quick drive into Downtown St. Petersburg from St. Pete Beach, you’ll find a paradise getaway, hidden within the city limits. The Sunken Gardens are over 100 years old and offers guests a look at some of the oldest plants in the area. Plus, this beautiful place just welcomed new flamingos to their flock this summer.

Spend a day in tranquility by visiting this oasis in the city. Stroll through pathways lined with exotic flower and plants. There are also waterfalls and demonstration gardens for people to look at and admire. If you would like a guided tour of the gardens, there are onsite horticultural programs.

Pass-a-Grille & Fort Desoto Beach

Catch a sunrise or a sunset at Pass-a-Grille Beach. The colors are sure to amaze you! This beach has the longest undeveloped stretch of land for public access in Southern Florida. You’ll be able to relax and read a novel along these white sandy beaches. Water sports include parasailing, windsurfing, and kiteboarding. These are great ways to experience the outdoors of St. Pete Beach, in a more adventurous way.

Another wonderful beach is located on 900 acres. Fort Desoto Beach is a great place to spend the day. This area is comprised of 5 interconnecting islands. Paved pathways and soft sandy beaches will lure you in for an unforgettable day in St. Petersburg. Hiking, biking, and canoeing are a few of things you can do while spending the day at Fort Desoto.

Don’t forget to pack sunscreen and make sure to read about our must haves for the beach in, “5 Must Haves for Madeira Beach.”

Blueway Program

While staying in St Pete Beach, there are a few other wonderful opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The city of St. Petersburg’s offers visitors a new view from kayaks. St. Petersburg came up with the CityTrails Blueway Program. It’s a system of water-trails for canoeing and kayaking. Honing in on the significance of the vast amount of waterway and coastlines in and around the area. The city decided to create a fun trail system for those wanting to boat around town rather than walk. A lot of these blueways have parking spots near them for easy access. Find your next trail today and enjoy St. Pete’s like a local.  

Whether you’re spending the day relaxing at the Sunken Gardens or you’re on the white sandy beaches of Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach has everything you need for your next getaway.

Two great places to stay in St. Pete Beach. Gulf strand is right on the beach, it offers a spa and it’s perfect for those wanting to live the low-key Florida lifestyle. Gulf winds is in town but incredibly close to the beach, which is convenient if you’re wanting to explore more of the city. Stay for a few days or rent for half a year, St. Pete is the place to be.

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