The many beaches in and around St. Petersburg offer truly awe-inspiring natural beauty – white sand, thriving coastal ecosystems, and water that’s warm and relaxing year-round. Those beaches are also the anchors for a variety of communities, each offering its own unique lifestyle, amenities, and housing options. Most of the beach communities in the area are on barrier islands off the coast, making it easy to forget the bustle of life on the mainland.
Treasure Island may be the most well-known of the area’s beach communities. With an active bar and restaurant scene, Treasure Island mixes vibrant nightlife with the art deco architecture and retro charm of Old Florida.
St. Pete Beach is also an active, thriving area, with great shopping, bars, and restaurants that appeal to tourists and residents alike. The historic Don CeSar Hotel is a famed St. Pete Beach landmark, its pink profile epitomizing the beach lifestyle, and still a regular vacation spot for famous and successful people from around the world.
Both Pass-A-Grille Beach and Madeira Beach offer a quieter, small-town experience in a primarily residential setting, though the John’s Pass boardwalk in Madeira Beach offers great restaurants and a beachside winery. Just north of Madeira Beach is Redington Beach, another residential community offering a quieter lifestyle and great beach and boating access.