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Pass-a-GrilleSt. Petersburg - Clearwater

As you view this neighborhood’s iconic pink hotel it feels as if you’ve crossed into the past. Find beautiful beaches and serene enjoyment here.

Visit Pass-a-Grille to experience a St. Petersburg neighborhood with its own distinct profile that separates it from the other beaches just north. Drive past the landmark Don CeSar Hotel, also known as the Pink Palace. The transformation is instant, with the rest of the area having plenty of Old Florida charm. You won’t find shopping malls, hotel complexes and resorts, but you will find a continuation of the accessible beach with nearby parking.

The area’s unique name may have been derived from French, having to do with the grilling of fish by its earlier inhabitants. Seafood remains an important part of today’s cuisine featured at many restaurants. Go to The Merry Pier to buy fresh fish from the seawall. Fish offshore aboard Miss Pass-a-Grille, which takes anglers out to sea where grouper, sea bass, snapper and triggerfish swim in the warm Gulf of Mexico.

Also off the coast are Anna Maria Island and Shell Key for interesting visits. Try to make your trip coincide with sundown, as this area is acclaimed for its sunsets. Seeing it from a boat such as the Shell Key Shuttle is magical, although sunsets are definitely gorgeous from land too. One such land-based area might be the rooftop bar at Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, where you can look for the green flash.

Journey down the district’s quaint roads in the Eighth Avenue Historic District to view older architecture and shop at small stores brimming with character and merchandise.

Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is located in the village’s first church and gives a pictorial account of the district over the past century. You can also pick up a copy of the self-guided walking tour of Pass-a-Grille at the museum.

Pass-a-Grille is the southernmost part of St. Pete Beach, with special charm that makes it exceptional. Hurry to this St. Pete Beach district. Once you arrive, slow down to appreciate older Florida with amazing sunsets and lively outdoor life.


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Sabal Palms Inn
Sabal Palms Inn
2.5 out of 5
1301 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is £143 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Offering direct access to the beach, this Pass-a-Grille hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gulf Beaches Historical Museum and Merry Pier. Eckerd College and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (51 reviews)

"Property is clean and comfy and directly across from the beach and within walking distance to everything at Pass a Grille Beach. Bikes were available for use for free. Heated pool. Parking was a bit tight in the alley but a parking pass is available to park on the road or even at the beach. It's ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

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Inn on the Beach
Inn on the Beach
2.5 out of 5
1401 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is £199 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar

Located in Pass-a-Grille, this beachfront motel is in the historical district, just steps away from Pass-a-Grille Beach and Hurley Park. Merry Pier and Dolphin ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (145 reviews)

"Great rooms. Awesome views. Perfect location. Good vibes."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2021

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Coconut Inn
Coconut Inn
2.5 out of 5
113 11th Ave, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is £256 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

Located in Pass-a-Grille, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 5-minute walk of Gulf Beaches Historical Museum and Merry Pier. Eckerd ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (98 reviews)

"It had everything we needed and was so close to the beach and restaurants. We used the free beach chairs and bicycles several times"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2021

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Havana Inn
Havana Inn
2 out of 5
1007 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is £238 per night from 14 Mar to 15 Mar

Nestled on the beach, this Pass-a-Grille hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Gulf Beaches Historical Museum and Merry Pier. Eckerd College and Fort De Soto Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (21 reviews)

"Beautiful view and fun location. Cozy and quint. Felt like San Diego! The perfect place to get away from the noise."…"

Reviewed on 22 Dec 2020

Havana Inn
Camelot by the Sea by Liberte'
Camelot by the Sea by Liberte'
3 out of 5
1801 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach, FL
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Located in Pass-a-Grille, this beachfront condo is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Pass-a-Grille Beach and Hurley Park. Merry Pier and Dolphin ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
It's called a secret paradise

"Wonderful location facing the beach on the Gulf coast. There is a fully equipped kitchen in the room and bbq grills on the pool deck along with sauna and hot tub. The condition of kitchens is a little time-worn but they are in the process of replacing them. All else is beautifully maintained. Pass-a-Grille ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 May 2019

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Key West Style Beachtown Estate (108-18)
Key West Style Beachtown Estate (108-18)
4 out of 5
108 18th Ave, St. Pete Beach, FL
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Located in Pass-a-Grille, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Pass-a-Grille Beach and Hurley Park. Merry Pier and Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"We stayed at a beautiful guest house, with two bedrooms and a very complete kitchen"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

Key West Style Beachtown Estate (108-18)
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