The Best of Pass-A-Grille Beach! Pass-A-Grille is part of St. Pete Beach, and begins where Gulf Boulevard passes The Don CeSar. Here you’ll find the vibe of those groovy, Old Florida beaches. What you won’t find are high-rises, crowds or shopping malls. What you will find is four miles of undeveloped, public Gulf Coast beaches along Gulf Way wrapped around the end of the key to meet Boca Ciega Bay on the harbor side. Go on a shelling or snorkeling excursion to Shell Key, an uninhabited barrier island, or watch the dolphins play and enjoy gentle sea breezes on a sunset cruise. Head to Eighth Avenue to find small galleries, boutiques and restaurants, including the rooftop bar at Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, a famous place to savor a drink along with the area’s spectacular sunsets.
Pass-A-Grille Weather – When to Visit
The best time to visit Pass-A-Grille is from March to May, when the weather is comfortably hot and there’s a ton of outdoor events. You’ll find more affordable room rates from June to November, but there is the threat of hurricanes, and the weather can often be scorching. The temperature cools down significantly for the winter months. Treasure Island is great to visit year-round but it’s particularly pleasant in the springtime when the temperatures range from the lower 60s to the mid-80s. The increase in outdoor festivities and the blooming purple jacaranda trees make the visit worth it. June to November is hurricane season and average temperatures in Pass-A-Grille during these months range from the mid-60s to the high 80s. July and August are the hottest months and rainfall is most frequent in the month of August. Though the heat and threat of hurricanes may dissuade you, there are a few upsides to a trip at this time: bargain rates and plenty of events and festivals. It is a little chillier in the winter months with average temperatures in the mid-50s and mid-70s. The sun shines nonetheless and manatee sightings are frequent.
Best Pass-A-Grille Area Beaches
The soft white sand and blue-green Gulf water make this one of the most perfect beaches in an area where all the beaches are great. But what sets Pass-a-Grille apart from the other award-winning beaches that stretch from St. Pete to Clearwater is the charming Old Florida feel of the historic town.
This is a perfect secluded getaway spot without having to travel far. The Preserve is an important sanctuary for nesting, wintering, and migrating birds, as well as a popular fishing and boating area. Access to Shell Key is limited to water vessels, including private boats or public shuttles such as the Shell Key Shuttle.
Treasure Island Beach
Treasure Island is a big, wide community beach that has better shells than most beaches. But you’ll need to get there early for the best ones. There are three public boat ramps and a marina available. Head to this beach on weekdays for a quieter scene.
Sunset Beach is a beach lover’s community straight out of a Buffett song. This neighborhood welcomes guests of all lifestyles with open arms and is especially popular with the local LGBT community. On Sunset Beach you will find uniquely decorated houses, tiki huts, white sands and beachfront bars where bohemian attitudes prevail. Showers and pavilion also available.
Upham has 4 wooden dune walkovers that lead to a very wide, white sandy beach. A short walk north takes you to Blind Pass, which has a rock jetty. This is a great place to watch the sunset. Dolphins often make an appearance and I’ve seen them put on quite a show of jumping out of the water.
Best Pass-A-Grille Restaurants
Paradise Grille $11 – 30
Seahorse Restaurant $11 – 30
The Seahorse is an ideal place for a beachfront breakfast! The beautiful view of the water, delicious food and a quaint atmosphere are sure to please! Telephone: 727-360-1734 Web: Seahorse Restaurant
The Brass Monkey $11 – 30
The Brass Monkey has a wide selection on the menu, from wings to burgers to pizza to sandwiches, including wraps. Seafood entrees and steak dinners also available. Telephone: 727-367-7620 Web: The Brass Monkey
Grace Restaurant Over $30
Come to experience the wonder of Grace’s dinner menu or hang at the stunning bar for craft cocktails, appetizers or charcuterie boards of meats and cheese’s. Telephone: 727-317-4770 Web: Grace Restaurant
Gennaro’s Italian Restuarant $11 – 30
Best Pass-A-Grille Bars
Berkeley Beach Club
109 8TH Avenue St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 Telephone: 727-228-1000 Web: Berkeley Beach Club
114 8th Ave, St Pete Beach, FL 33706 Telephone: 727-360-8279 Web: Shadrack’s
900 Gulf Way, Pass-a-Grille Beach, FL 33706 Telephone: 727-954-8957 Web: Paradise Grille
800 Pass a Grille Way, Pass-a-Grille Beach, FL 33706 Telephone: 727-360-1734 Web: Seahorse Restaurant
Sandbar Bill’s Bar & Grill
4350 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706 Telephone: 727-360-5596 Web: Sandbar Bill’s Bar & Grill