The beach that lines Pass-A-Grille, the peaceful southern tip of St. Pete Beach, is teeming with lovely places to stay.

Tucked away just southwest of St. Petersburg, Pass-A-Grille is a sandy, hidden gem among the miles of busy beaches along the gulf coast of Florida. This quaint beach community has the charm of Hemingway’s Key West without all of the rowdiness. It’s the kind of place where locals and visitors alike greet one another along palm-shaded sidewalks. This could be the site of your next – and probably best – beach vacation.

Beach rentals are available in abundance here. You’ll find everything from condos and homes to exquisitely refurbished hotels and cottages.

If you’re not convinced that Pass-A-Grille is the best place to plan your gulf coast vacation, here are a few more reasons.

  • The clean, sparkling beaches here are spacious and not as crowded as other nearby beaches.
  • Historic Eighth Avenue has world class-shopping and dining.
  • Merry Pier offers a ferry to nearby Shell Island, an uninhabited island that’s prime for some excellent shelling.
  • Interstate-275, which takes you to Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, the Dali and Ringling museums and more is quickly accessible from Pass-A-Grille.
  • There’s a sunset celebration with live music nearly every day at the beach across the street from Eighth Avenue. There is also a periodic local art bazaar at this same spot.

If you’re still not entirely convinced that you should start hunting for your Florida beach rental in Pass-A-Grille yet, there’s one more factor to consider. This is a place unlike any other in the country in its charm and beauty, and this is your opportunity to finally choose a vacation rental that’s situated in a place you’ll probably return for years to come.