Things to do in Florida: Pass-A-Grille Beach

I like to think of Pass-A-Grille as the best kept secret of the St. Pete Beach area.  Tucked all the way at the tip of a long sweep of beaches, sometimes I feel like even the locals tend to forget that it’s there.

Sure, weekends and holidays can equal a massively packed beach, but often, on weekdays, it means you’re only sharing your patch of sand with these guys:

Obviously, the soft, white sand is good for just relaxing and enjoying the sunshine.  However, the beach looks right out over the Gulf of Mexico, which means you can also stroll up and down the sand and go seashell picking.

In my opinion, the best thing about Pass-A-Grille is that once you’ve gotten your fill of sun and sand, you don’t have to go far to find some more entertainment.

Historic 8th Avenue offers a little bit of everything on just one stretch of road.  Unique boutiques and gift stores can satisfy the shopaholic, while restaurants and bars are available to rejuvenate and refresh after a hard day of soaking up rays.

All travel guides worth their weight will tell you the same thing: if you want to enjoy where you’re visiting, go where the locals go.  In this case, if you’re coming to the Gulf Coast of Florida, make it a point to spend a day at Pass-A-Grille Beach.

Yes, you could get caught up in the tourist traps on the more popular expanses of beach in the area, but for a truly relaxing day, the way beach time used to be, Pass-A-Grille can’t be beat.