The first stop on our journey to 17 Florida Beaches in 2017 was St. Petersburg Beach. We had an absolute blast.
St. Petersburg Beach is located just south of Tampa. With miles of white sandy beaches and endless rows of palm trees, you are bound to take some timeless photos. Our day consisted of lunch and drinks on the beach, tanning and relaxation, and epic photo captures. St. Pete is a wonderful town with lots of culture and things to do. Personally, traveling to the beach is wonderful no matter what you do. The palm trees and white sand alone brightens my day!! Below is my photo journey to St. Petersburg Beach in all its glory.
Lunch/Drinks: Woody’s Waterfront
I was lucky enough to learn of this gem from my mother. She lived in St. Pete and worked at this bar years ago. She was basically our tour guide. This bar is located right on the water. You can enjoy a light snack or a heaping meal of fish and chips. I got a delicious blackened chicken salad. Also, Woody’s has some awesome drink specials! I got the best margarita here for a super great deal of $3 (they are half price during happy hour).
By now, you might know that I love palm trees. I love the variety of them, how amazing the photograph, and their beauty. One of my goals to complete at each beach is to take a picture of a palm tree. You can see my list of 17 Florida beaches and goals for each beach here! Check out these beauties below. Did you know that there are over 2,500 different species of palms?! I love them all.
Okay, so if you have never been to St. Pete, you must see the Don Cesar. This gorgeous historic resort lies right on the Gulf Coast. It’s an array of pink and palm trees, pretty much every girls dream. Super fancy and ritzy. So go and snap a photo because I didn’t get to this time :(!!
Upham Beach Park
To stay away from the hustle and bustle of downtown St. Pete Beach, we hit up Upham Beach Park. This is the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon with less crowded beach area. Also, feel free to rent a cabana and a couple chairs as well! Upham Beach ranks #9 out our 45 things to do in St. Pete from TripAdvisor. Feel free to check it out here.
- If you can, I recommend staying until sunset. Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay that late this time. But seeing the sunset on this beach is amazing. Share your photos with me, I would love to see!
- Bring sunscreen. For real. I burned and I live in Florida.
- Go in January or early February for less crowds.
- Find super cheap plane tickets through search engines here.
Next, we travel 5 hours south to Fort Lauderdale!! Subscribe to stay in the loop.
I would love to know if you have been to St. Pete and what you recommend!