Pass-A-Grille Beach, St. Pete Beach

A historic and charming beach town on the Gulf of Mexico.

Welcome to Pass-A-Grille

A historic and charming beach town on the Gulf of Mexico.
Gorgeous sunsets and pristine white sand beaches are iconic parts of this quaint beach town. Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, Pass-A-Grille feels like an island from another era, with gorgeously restored homes and local restaurants and shops. It has a purposefully laid-back vibe that helps its residents live in paradise all year round. 
According to local lore, Pass-A-Grille was discovered by an infamous pirate who, in his spare time, would bring tourists to the white sandy beaches of this stunning island. The community was developed throughout the 20th century, and part of the island was turned into a historic district in the 1980s. To this day, it attracts tourists and residents alike who want to enjoy the low-key lifestyle and beauty of Pass-A-Grille.
A quintessential beach town full of bungalows and charming homes, Pass-A-Grille has a notable lack of condo towers, which only strengthens its coastal village atmosphere. Many homes here are preserved pieces of history that rest on palm-lined streets and along Intracoastal waterways. Locals love belonging to the illustrious St. Petersburg Yacht Club, a great place for both sailing and socializing.

What to Love

  • Pass-A-Grille Beach
  • St. Petersburg Yacht Club
  • Waterfront homes
  • Gorgeous sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico
  • Laid-back, casual lifestyle

Local Lifestyle

Life in this beachfront paradise is full of easy walks to the sandy shores, quaint shops and restaurants, and slow, easy days. Pass-A-Grille is surrounded by water on three sides, giving it an island feel, and the area is steeped in Old Florida charm. It’s tucked out of the way and is perfect for residents looking to step back from bustle and enjoy the luxury and beauty of the Gulf of Mexico.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Pass-A-Grille is a laid-back collection of small, beachy shops and casual seafood joints. Everything is close to the water, and it’s easy to find a perfect sunset view or live music at a waterfront bar.
Located in the heart of Pass-A-Grille, The Brass Monkey has the best gulf views in town, as well as incredible seafood and a classy-yet-casual atmosphere. Arrive at The Wharf Restaurant by car, bike, or boat and savor delicious food and live music on the Intracoastal waterway. Sea Critters Cafe is a laid-back seafood spot with dockside dining. The Hurricane is a historic icon on the waterfront with its rainbow-bright exterior and spectacular sunset views.
Shaner’s Land and Sea Market specializes in the best meats to-go, but don’t forget to stop by their sandwich counter while you're there. Pass-A-Grille has a handful of charming beachy boutiques selling everything from gifts to luxury beachwear. One such boutique is Dody’s Boutique, which sells luxury swimsuits, cover-ups, and anything the fashionable beachgoer might desire.

Things to Do

There’s a nightly tradition in Pass-A-Grille known as Ding Dong Sunset. Locals and tourists alike gather around the bell to ring it in honor of loved ones, new friends, and good times. There is a collection of guest books at the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum that features photos and messages from those who’ve rung the sunset bell over the decades.
Without a doubt, the biggest draw of Pass-A-Grille is the expanse of sugary sand where it meets the Gulf. Bring a towel and an umbrella and luxuriate in the sun or play in the waves. The area is also a fishing paradise for deep sea and pier fishers alike.
The charming town boasts a number of art festivals and events. Every weekend throughout the year, the Suntan Art Mart sets up on the patio behind Paradise Grille. Local vendors bring art, jewelry, pottery, and all manner of handcrafted goods to sell. Party Under The Lights features live music, food, craft vendors, and locals dancing in the streets.


Pass-A-Grille is served by Pinellas County Schools, which has one of the highest graduation rates in the state and is home to many nationally recognized arts, music, STEM, and athletic programs.
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