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           St. Pete Beach, FL


Offering sugary white sand beaches and sparkling blue waters, the island of St. Pete Beach is home to both TradeWinds Island Resorts – the TradeWinds Island Grand and the TradeWinds Sandpiper Hotel & Suites.  Located in the Pinellas County peninsula on Florida’s central west coast, just 30 minutes from Tampa, the island of St. Pete Beach is bordered on the east by Boca Ciega Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway and on the west by the Gulf of Mexico.  St. Pete Beach provides a true island ambiance with quick access to everything the Tampa Bay area offers, as well as the surrounding major metropolitan areas.


  Blue Beaches

The St. Petersburg/Clearwater area is home to the 2006 #2 beach in the country – Caladesi Island State Park - according to “Dr. Beach,” Florida International University’s Dr. Stephen Leatherman.  Last year’s #1 beach according to the survey was Fort De Soto Park – a pristine, seven-mile beach just minutes from the TradeWinds.  St. Pete Beach is also currently certified as a Blue Wave Beach for environmental management from the Clean Beaches Council.  Blue Wave Beach, America’s first national environmental beach certification program, promotes responsible management of beaches and encourages greater public awareness of environmental, health and safety conditions at beaches.


  Average Temperature

Winter High: 71º Low: 50º
Spring High: 82º Low: 61º
Summer High: 90º Low: 73º
Fall High: 83º Low: 65º


  Side Trips

Downtown Museums, Shopping & Dining – Explore the world-renowned Salvador Dali museum, the Florida International Museum – a Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of History and the Florida Holocaust Museum; all within walking distance of each other or a short $1 trolley ride in downtown St. Petersburg.  Visit The Pier to savor a meal at one of Tampa Bay’s most famous restaurants, The Columbia, or spend a few hours at BayWalk – the area’s exciting open-air entertainment complex complete with movie theaters, trendy shops and unique restaurants.  For more information and a list of all attractions visit the office Convention Services Bureau for St. Pete Beach.


  Trolley Services

The city highly recommends usage of the Trolley if you wish to move along the barrier islands.  The Suncoast Beach Trolley serves and connects all of the cities along the Tampa Bay Beaches with connecting service available inland to St. Petersburg and Clearwater.  Look for special trolley bus stop signs along Gulf Blvd.  In addition to the services along Gulf Blvd, connector routes run between the coast and downtown St. Petersburg.  Exact change is required for each passenger.  The driver cannot make change.  Fare is $1.25 per ride or you can purchase a GO Card which gives you unlimited trips on any PSTA vehicle.  A daily GO Card is $3.00 and a weekly GO Card is $12.00.  Reduced Fare passes are also available for seniors 65 or older and disabled passengers.