Pass-a-Grille Beach – Part of our Beach Towns Series
We’re kicking off our Pinellas #BeachTowns series with Pass-a-Grille (PAG), located on the southernmost end of the barrier island known as St. Pete Beach.
With gulf beaches on one side of the island & Intracoastal on the other, there’s no shortage of sun, sand, and water in this historic Florida beach town. From many areas around PAG, it’s less than a 5 minute walk between the Intracoastal and the beach!
A bit of history and a “Keysy Feel”
While Pass-a-Grille was incorporated into St. Pete Beach (SPB) in 1957, each of the areas have their own unique feel. Both St Pete Beach and Pass-a-Grille captivate our family to visit (over and over) for varying reasons. I recall being surprised by the difference just 3 miles south when we first moved to the northern end of SPB. To us, PAG has the feel of one of the smaller islands in the Florida Keys. You won’t find high rises, fast food restaurants, nor much involvement from the corporate world. In fact, PAG was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. Residents work hard to preserve the “quirky beach village” character. They try to retain historic buildings & strive to maintain architectural guidelines. The focus of Pass-a-Grille is to simply connect with nature and leave your cares behind.
What to expect in Pass-a-Grille
Our family often heads to Pass-a-Grille for ice cream or a beverage on Gulf Way/8th Ave (‘main street’). And from there we’ll watch the sunset from the beach, just across the street. PAG isn’t the place to sing karaoke until 1am, that’s later in our series. Instead, PAG is a beautiful place to simply relax with family & friends. PAG is all about the simple things, flip flops and enjoying the natural beauty that locals have done their best to preserve. When you do eventually take a break from the sun, make sure to visit the area around 8th/Gulf Way, strolling the unique galleries and shops!
This is post 1 of 2 for Pass-a-Grille. Thank you for helping spread the word about our #BeachTowns series! Nine more local beach towns remain.
#Protip: on weekends, arrive early for easier parking. Park Mobile app works for many spots.
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