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St. Pete Municipal Beach Public Access
St Pete Beach

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Where: Gulf Blvd at 47th Avenue. There is a traffic light at the entrance. Right across the street from the Dolphin Village Shopping Center.

Parking: Metered parking, $1.25 per hour or $5.00 per day.

Hours: Open 7am till dark. Gates close after dark.

Facilities: Restrooms, outdoor shower to rinse off.

Lifeguards: Unfortunately, there are NO lifeguards.

Food concession: No.

Trolley stop: Yes!

Surfing hot-spot: No.

This Gulf beach public access is squeezed  between the Dolphin Beach Resort on the north side, and a private condominium on the south side. Four wooden dune walkovers provide access to the white sandy beach. The sand is soft and white and the water is shallow and great for swimming.

Directly across the street is the Dolphin Village Shopping Center which has a Publix supermarket with a deli and fresh sushi. The St. Pete Municipal Beach access is also within walking distance of numerous restaurants, although in the hot and humid months of June, July, August, and September, you might think that distances greater than 100 feet are too far to walk.

St Pete  Beach Photos

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Above: the parking lot usually isn't crowded on weekdays.

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Above: solar-powered electronic parking meters welcome you to the beach.

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Above: if you forgot your beach chair and umbrella, you can always rent them.

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Above is a view of St. Pete beach about a quarter-mile north of the St. Pete Municipal Beach. It's a long crescent shaped beach with quite a few beachfront hotels and resorts. There is plenty of beach here. In fact there is over 4 miles of beach and there is nothing to stop you from walking or jogging it all. It's really beautiful to walk or jog the beach early in the morning or around sunset.


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