Pass a Grille Beach

About Pass a Grille Beach

aerial view of beach lined with houses

Welcome to Pass-A-Grille, the southernmost end of St. Pete Beach. Historic Pass-A-Grille is a quaint, laid-back beach town where you can park your car and walk to the beach, boutiques, ice cream shop, outdoor art market, restaurants, tennis courts, and fishing piers. In Pass-A-Grille you separate yourself from daily stresses because you are in paradise.

Located on the skinny southern end of an island just off St. Petersburg, Pass-A-Grille is only a block wide–edged on one side by a long, alluring Gulf beach, and on the other by Boca Ciega Bay. Visitors browse quirky 8th Avenue–checking out A Little Room for Art (a tiny gallery with a resident cockatiel), Paradiso (tropical-flavored clothing), and the striking creations of contemporary jewelry designer (and local brewer of Evander Beer) Evander Preston.

There’s time for lazing on fine sand and toasting another Gulf sunset on the Hurricane’s rooftop deck with a Beach Cruiser, a festive blend of rum and pineapple and cranberry juices, but Pass-A-Grille also makes a good base for exploring the mostly undeveloped islands at the mouth of Tampa Bay


view of beach with white sand and blue water

For 10,000 years, Indians hunted the prairies and fished the waters of what later became Pass-A-Grille. The last group of Native Americans to settle in the Pinellas County area were the Tocobagas around 1,000 – 1,700 AD. This area was first visited by Europeans in 1528 when the Spanish Explorer, Panfilo de Narvaez anchored off Pass-A-Grille pass. Afterwards, the island was used as a camp ground for fisherman to obtain fresh water and to grill their catch. According to legend, it is thought that Pass-A-Grille derives it’s name from the French Passe aux Grilleurs. In 1857, John Gomez self styled ‘last of the pirates’, began bringing excursionists here from Tampa which gave this area the distinction of perhaps being the oldest resort on Central Florida’s West Coast. Zephaniah Phillips, the first homesteader settled here in 1886 and by the turn of the Century Pass-A-Grille had it’s first hotel and a ferry boat service from what is now Gulfport. The town of Pass-A-Grille Beach was incorporated into the city of St. Petersburg Beach in 1957 and in 1989 a section of Pass-A-Grille was declared a National Historic District.


line of rainbow beach chairs

The Brass Monkey

The Brass Monkey has a wide selection on the menu, from wings to burgers to pizza to sandwiches, including wraps. Seafood entrees and steak dinners also available.

Contact Information

709 Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille, FL 33706

(727) 367-7620

Sunday to Thursday: 11:30-9:00

Friday to Saturday: 11:30-10:00

Gennaro's Italian Restaurant

Gennaro's has everything you could want from an Italian restaurant. Fantastic entrees, pizzas, and deserts all made to please!

Contact Information:

2004 Pass-A-Grille Way, FL 33706

(727) 360-0563


Come to experience the wonder of Grace's dinner menu or hang at the stunning bar for craft cocktails, appetizers or charcuterie boards of meats and cheese's.

Contact Information

120 8th Avenue, Pass-A-Grille, FL 33706

(727) 317-4770

Sunday to Monday: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Wednesday to Thursday: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Hurricane

Enjoy Florida sunsets from The Hurricane Watch rooftop deck after a great meal. Sunsets, seafood and Florida’s great beaches. We’ve got it all!

Contact Information

807 Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille, FL 33706

(727) 360-9558

Sunday to Thursday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Friday to Saturday: 7:00 AM to midnight

Maritana Grille

Voted one of the Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in the United States by Gayot Guide and for the past 15 years has received AAA’s 4 diamond rating. Located in the Don CeSar Hotel.

Contact Information

Dining at Don CeSar Hotel

3400 Gulf Blvd, Pass-A-Grille, FL 33706

(727) 360-1882

Monday to Saturday: 6:00-10:00 PM

Paradise Grille

The Paradise Grille is literally on the beach! They serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, each with a wide variety of delicious options.

Contact Information

900 Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille, FL 33706

(727) 307-1495

Monday to Sunday: 8:00 AM-Sunset

Paradise Sweets

Paradise Sweets offers a wide selection of quality coffees and interesting sweets to please every taste!

Contact Information

709 Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille, FL 33706

(727) 360-5830

Monday to Sunday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM

Sea Critters Cafe

Waterfront seafood restaurant with extensive menu including fresh fish, pastas, chicken, steak and salads. Enjoy with fresh squeezed Best of the Beaches Margaritas - the only fresh squeezed margaritas on the beach.

Contact Information

2007 Pass-A-Grille Way, FL 33706

(727) 360-3706

The Seahorse

The Seahorse is an ideal place for a beachfront breakfast! The beautiful view of the water, delicious food and a quaint atmosphere are sure to please!

Contact Information

800 Pass-A-Grille Way, FL 33706

(727) 360-1734


Shadrack’s offers a chance to get off the beaten path to enjoy the local flavor and a cold beer. This good old biker bar is a local favorite!

Contact Information

114 8th Ave, Pass-A-Grille, FL 33706

(727) 360-8279

Shaner's Land & Sea Market

Why not enjoy the weather and grill your own steaks? Shaner’s offers a selection of fantastic cuts of meat and seafood for any occasion.

Contact Information

2000 Pass a Grille Way, FL 33706

(727) 367-4292

The Wharf Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy the environment and good food at The Wharf. Located on the water, this is the perfect place for a refreshing drink and a bite to eat.

Contact Information

2001 Pass-A-Grille Way, FL 33706

(727) 367-9469

Monday to Sunday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM

Things To Do

beach at sunset

Activities & Attractions

Island Ferry

What To Do When Ordinary is Not Good Enough

Sunsets, Dolphins and Wildlife, Shells and Snorkeling

Dolphin tours / Sunset Tours / Private Charters. Enjoy guided Egmont Key Tours, Excursions to Anna Maria Island and Shell Key. Burials at Sea also available.

Contact Information:

(727) 742-2277

Shell Key Shuttle

Hitch a ride out to beautiful Shell Key. This island is a beautiful, untouched example of Florida’s sunny charm! Sunset/dolphin watch cruises are also available.

Contact Information:

801 Pass-A-Grille Wayy, FL 33706

(727) 360-1438

Departs - 10am, 12pm and 2pm

Spa Oceana

Located in the grand Don CeSar Hotel, Spa Oceana is a soothing oceanfront getaway from the everyday. Boasting 11,000 square-feet of spa and salon areas featuring 16 treatment rooms.

Contact Information:

Spa Oceana at Don Cesar Hotel

3400 Gulf Blvd, Pass-A-Grille, FL 33706

(727) 360-1881

Hours -10:00 AM-6:00 PM | Tuesday-Sunday

The Merry Pier

Come and go fishing at The Merry Pier. Buy some bait from the baithouse and catch snook, redfish, Spanish mackerel and more while fishing from the seawall. You can rent a rod and catch your dinner or buy some fresh seafood from the fish market.

Contact information:

801 Pass-A-Grille Wayy, FL 33706

(727) 360-1400

St. Petersburg Speedboat Adventures

Drive Your Own Speed Boat! Take the wheel and become the captain of your very own speed boat with this one of a kind never to be forgotten adventure tour.

Contact Information:

1901 Pass-A-Grille Way, FL 33706

(727) 744-3218

Standup Paddle board Rentals

Randy has over 16 years experience as a paddleboard instructor and will give you a short lesson to get you started. He only uses the industry’s best boards in his rental fleet. No matter your age, height or weight he has a board to fit you. Many of the youngest paddlers like to ride with 2, 3 even 4 people on aboard! It's a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours on the water.

Contact Information:

Paradise Grille

900 Gulfway, FL 33706

(727) 272-0433

Deep Sea Fishing on Miss Pass-A-Grille

Want an exciting fishing experience?

Climb aboard the Miss Pass-A-Grille and enjoy a day of fishing out at sea. Everything you need is provided!

Contact Information:

801 Pass-A-Grille Way, FL 33706



view of water with dolphin and boat in background

St. Pete Beach Boutique Hotel Collection

Discover Paradise; Experience Pass-A-Grille

Find yourself relaxing under breathtaking sunsets as stress escapes into the waves. Walk along calm, white sandy beaches nestled on the beachfront of historic Pass-A-Grille. Experience culture and art at the heart of the historic district of Pass-a-Grille in a one or two bedroom suite in a modern eclectic inn. Or take an early morning dip in the ocean while staying in a spacious, classically restored, beachfront property.

Contact Information

(727) 367-1305

Coconut Inn

One of the newest boutique hotels in Pass-a-Grille, Coconut Inn offers modern and comfortable rooms with fully equipped kitchens and bath. Choose from studios, one bedroom or two bedroom units.

Contact Information

Coconut Inn

113 11th Ave, Pass-a-Grille, FL 33706

(727) 367-1305

Havana Inn

The newest addition to the St. Pete Beach Boutique Hotel Collection, Havana Inn is Gulf front and offers artistically decorated, spacious two and three bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms.

Contact information

Havana Inn

1007 Gulf Way, Pass-a-Grille, FL 33706

(727) 367-1305 or 1-800-770-GULF

Sabal Palms Inn

Recently renovated and updated modern rooms with beautiful views of the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, this beachfront properties offers studio units with fully equipped kitchens and bath, pool and patio for relaxing and gas grill.

Contact Information

Sabal Palms Inn

1301 Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille, FL 33706

(727) 367-1305

Inn on the Beach

You’ll be right at home in this small, casually elegant Inn with 12 select rooms and 4 cottages designed for your comfort and enjoyment.

Island's End Resort

At Island’s End you’ll find the perfect combination of sand, sea, and sky creating a tranquil atmosphere of rustic charm among their gray weathered cottages.

The Keystone Motel

Located within walking distance of fantastic fishing, swimming and just about everything else you would want while on vacation in paradise!

Contact Information

801 Gulf Way, Pass-A-Grille, FL 33741

(727) 360-1313

Loews Don Cesar Hotel

Loews Don CeSar Hotel has been welcoming guests for nearly a century. From high society’s playground to starring on the silver screen to gulf coast icon, Loews Don CeSar boasts a long and storied history.


rack of pink and purple clothes

Galene's Paradise

Galene’s Paradise is a gallery of work from local artists.

Galene Shorter designs handcrafted glass signs and nightlights. The works at her gallery are focused on a coastal, nautical and beach themes.

Contact Information

808 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

(727) 498-8730

A Little Room for Art

An artists’ cooperative in its 13th year, bringing original art directly to the consumer at reasonable prices. Over 30 artists are represented with a variety of forms and media.

Contact Information

111 8th Ave, Pass a Grille, FL 33706

(727) 360-8572


Shop at Bamboozle in the middle of 8th Ave to find the latest natural fabric fashions. Find brands such as Fresh Produce Sportswear, Flax, XCVI, and Yellow Box.

Contact Information

105 8th Ave, Pass a Grille, FL 33706

(727) 360-1166

Dody Beach Boutique

Find swimwear and clothing at this boutique. Brands you’ll find here include QuikSilver, P.J. Salvage, Delfina, Anna Kosturova, Matta and more.

Contact Information

107 8th Ave, Pass a Grille, FL 33706

(727) 360-4589

Open 7 days 10am - 5pm (or thereabouts)

Evander Preston

Evander Preston is a local crafter of fine jewelry and artwork. His styles range from whimsical and dramatic to downright outrageous!

Contact Information

106 8th Ave, Pass a Grille, FL 33706

(727) 367-7894

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Nancy Markoe Gallery

An award winning gallery representing the works of 500 American Artisans. Jewelry, Pottery, Glass, Wood, Metal and Fabric. All price points. Friendly staff. “Where the Art Show never ends”

Contact Information 3112 Pass a Grille Way, FL 33706

(727) 360-0729

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Sunday 11:00 AM-6:00 PM


Find brands for Men and Women--such as Robert Graham, Tommy Bahama, and Eileen Fisher--Historical pictures. Unique gift items. Also fresh Premium Cigars, like Arturo Fuente, and Maximus, to our local hand-rolled selections.

Contact Information

104 8th Ave, Pass a Grille, FL 33706

(727) 363-8831


bicycle on a white beach

Free Beach Ride

Want to get somewhere in Pass-A-Grille or St. Pete Beach? Try Free Beach Rides!

When they say free they mean it, just tip the driver upon arrival at your destination. Call them for a pickup and you’re on your way to any of the local restaurants, hotels, beaches and shops. Save yourself the hassle of finding parking and give these guys a call. They even deliver food from local restaurants!

Contact Information

Pass-A-Grille to Johns Pass

(727) 776-7553


Need a car to get around? Avis Car Rental located on Gulf Blvd. has a great selection and rates for every budget.

Contact Information

5300 Gulf Blvd, FL 33706

(727) 367-2847

Sunday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Need a ride on the beach? Call BATS taxi and get in or out for the day!

Contact Information

(727) 367-3702

Dollar Rent-A-Car

Enjoy the competitive rates and selection of Dollar Rent-A-Car, and make this trip to Florida the most stress free yet!

Contact Information

5005 Gulf Boulevard, FL 33706

(727) 367-3779

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Don’t want to wait on public transportation to get everywhere? Enterprise Rent-A-Car has you covered. Get a car and get rolling fast!

Contact Information

297 75th Avenue, FL 33706

(727) 363-3801

Monday to Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - Noon

Hertz Car Rental & Car Sales

Hertz Car Rental, on Gulf Blvd., is a quick and easy way to get some wheels for your trip to sunny Pass-A-Grille.

Contact Information

5400 Gulf Blvd, FL 33706

(727) 367-3702

PSTA Suncoast Beach Trolley

The Suncoast Beach Trolley helps you explore all of the unique beach communities from Pass-A-Grille to downtown Clearwater. It’s the fun, easy and affordable way to do and see everything you want to on the beach.

Contact Information

PSTA Suncoast Beach Trolley

Pass-A-Grille to Downtown Clearwater

(727) 540-1900


Pass-a-Grille Beach


Pass-a-Grille Beach
St. Petersburg , FL33706

(727) 403-6136


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