Pete Beach, located on a barrier island off the coast of St. Petersburg, is famous for its extensive white-sand beaches, shimmering emerald-green waters, beachfront resorts, and exceptional dining options. Here, you can enjoy abundant beach access and a variety of water and outdoor activities to fill your days, such as parasailing and sunset cruises. Find a peaceful spot at the hidden garden in Upham Beach, go fishing at the renowned St. Pete Pier, or rent a stand-up paddleboard to discover the waters while keeping an eye out for dolphins. St. Pete Beach’s culinary scene is as diverse as it is delicious, with eateries ranging from sophisticated rooftop bars to elegant waterfront dining to award-winning casual restaurants. Check out local favorite P.J.’s Oyster Bar, and for special-occasion dining, try Maritana at the Don CeSar. For live music and drinks, head to Jimmy B’s Beach Bar behind Beachcomber Hotel, and check out the Undertow Beach Bar for drinks on the sand. When it’s time to shop, visit the area’s two main streets, bright and colorful Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach and historic 8th Avenue in Pass-a-Grill, for art, clothing, jewelry, gifts, restaurants, and more. -