Scroll down for beach activity recommendations! Live the beach life, as many of these are within a short drive of Saint Petersburg. From Pass-a-Grille to Indian Rocks Beach and on up to Clearwater, you have multiple beach options and I’m always adding more. For easiest filtering, go to my main LovingStPete blog! You can then choose from for instance ‘beach life’, ‘kids activities’, ‘sweet treats’, ‘nature parks’, ‘boating’ and much more. All of my recommendations have 4+ stars on Google Reviews at the time of posting!

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Gulfport Activity Ideas for Families and Children


Gulfport Activity Ideas for Families and Children “Uh dad, little help please. You’re not taking a picture, are you?”. Continuing my Gulfport series, let’s discuss Gulfport activity ideas, specifically those that families and children might enjoy in this slice of ‘Old Florida’! Many Activity Options It’s clear that Gulfport has put significant thought into their [...]

Gulfport Activity Ideas for Families and Children2022-05-15T06:57:48-04:00

Gulfport Florida History – A Community


Gulfport Florida History - A Community Let’s talk about Gulfport! Who knows this charming waterfront city on Boca Ciega Bay? Our family loves this ‘Old Florida’ community for many reasons, plus it’s just 12 minutes from downtown St Pete! Colt and I will be sharing our deep dive of Gulfport over a series of posts, [...]

Gulfport Florida History – A Community2022-05-14T20:59:12-04:00

Candy Kitchen in Maderia Beach and Redington Shores


Candy Kitchen in Maderia Beach and Redington Shores It seems that ‘time’ is often a good litmus test of a business. When they stand the test of time (70+ years in this case), that’s often a positive sign. Hence our thought behind visiting the The Candy Kitchen in Madeira Beach and Redington Shores! Plus, several [...]

Candy Kitchen in Maderia Beach and Redington Shores2022-05-13T11:42:31-04:00

The Frog Pond St Pete


The Frog Pond for Breakfast Today I’m writing about one of our favorite breakfast places while on our ‘experience’ splurge in St. Pete Beach this summer. Yes, The Frog Pond, St. Pete Beach! The Frog Pond is well known in Pinellas, having served up delicious omelets, benedicts and much more for 30+ years now. The [...]

The Frog Pond St Pete2022-05-12T15:45:23-04:00

Alligators in Madeira Beach – Discovery Center


Alligator & Wildlife Discover Center in Madeira Beach Working to get back into adventure form! Has been a busy 2 weeks as we adjust to Colt’s school schedule, transition back to the NE area of St. Pete & catch up on home maintenance after being away this summer. Now slowly resuming what makes our family [...]

Alligators in Madeira Beach – Discovery Center2022-05-12T15:30:16-04:00

Dolphin Racer Speedboat Review


Dolphin Racer Speedboat - Dolphin Tour! Dolphin Racer was a blast! First, we have two pairs of tickets for two lucky followers to watch dolphins wake surf! To enter, simply comment on Facebook or Instagram (@LovingStPete) with your favorite local water activity! We would also love if you tagged who you might bring along if [...]

Dolphin Racer Speedboat Review2022-05-10T11:04:47-04:00

Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Golf


Smuggler’s Cove Mini Golf in Madeira Beach Do YOU call it Goofy Golf or Mini Golf? Well, either way, this is one of Colt’s favorite activities and living on the beach side has certainly provided us more opportunities w/ two courses nearby. And to be clear, we don’t post about every place we visit (golf [...]

Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Golf2022-05-10T00:25:23-04:00

Fo’Cheezy Twisted Meltz in SPB


Fo'Cheezy Twisted Meltz in St Pete Beach Wow, why did we wait so long to try Fo'Cheezy Twisted Meltz SPB!? From a child on the streets of St. Pete to a multi-season fan favorite on #HellsKitchen, Chef Robert Hesse’s journey to create Fo’Cheezy is as great as the food! Chef Hesse has traveled 36 states [...]

Fo’Cheezy Twisted Meltz in SPB2022-05-10T00:12:11-04:00

Shrimpys Blues Bistro Seafood and Cajun


Shrimpys Blues Bistro Seafood and Cajun For our next #SupportLocal giveaway, we purchased two $50 gift cards from Shrimpys Blues Bistro in SPB!  Read below on how to enter on Facebook and Instagram. Live Music and New Orleans Fusion Our family loves live music, loves being waterfront and loves seafood. Put them together and you [...]

Shrimpys Blues Bistro Seafood and Cajun2022-05-08T14:57:23-04:00

St Pete Beach – Beach Town Series Part Three


St Pete Beach - Beach Towns Series - Part Three Post 3 of 3 on St. Pete Beach. Post two detailed our favorite two-mile beach stroll of ‘toes in the sand‘ restaurants and bars! Now wrapping up w/ other points of interests on TripAdvisor’s #1 beach in the United States! Parking in St Pete Beach: [...]

St Pete Beach – Beach Town Series Part Three2022-05-05T15:48:53-04:00
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