My favorite beach destination is St.
The “Sunshine City” is a gorgeous spot on the Gulf Coast. It’s situated between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and features some of the most beautiful beaches in the state. Powdery white sands, blue waters and warm weather is ideal for both relaxation and adventure. Right on the barrier island of Long Key, St. Pete Beach spans miles of shoreline and is a favorite due to the soft, surgery-white sand and clear waters. The waves are gentle enough for paddleboarding, swimming and kayaking. The sunsets at St. Pete Beach are a well-known attractions. In close proximity to St. Petersburg is Clearwater Beach. A more family-friendly option, it includes a thriving promenade with restaurants, shops and all sorts of entertainment. From a game of beach volleyball to building a sandcastle, Clearwater Beach is a good time. Pier 60 draws in locals and tourists due to the nightly sunset celebrations. There’s always a wide assortment of street performers and artisans. For something a bit different, Fort De Soto Park is made up of five interconnected islands. The area is a treasure trove of pristine backes, diverse ecosystems and wildlife. The park offers birdwatching, historic sites, swimming, picnicking, swimming and kayaking. On the southern tip of St. Pete Beach, there’s Pass-a-Grille Beach. The beautiful waterfront, friendly community and historic architecture contribute to a laid-back vibe. The beach area is less crowded and right nearby is the iconic Hurricane Restaurant where fresh seafood is always on the menu. For anyone who loves sunshine, sand and water, St. Petersburg has something special to offer.