Fodor's Expert Review Pass-a-Grille Beach
At the southern tip of St. Pete Beach (past the Don Cesar), this is the epitome of Old Florida. One of the most popular beaches in the area, it skirts the west end of charming, historic Pass-a-Grille, a neighborhood that draws tourists and locals alike with its stylish yet low-key mom-and-pop motels and restaurants. There's a sunset celebration each night at a pavilion/snack shop on the stretch of beach between the ends of 9th and 10th avenues. On weekends, check out the Art Mart, an open-air market showcasing the work of local artisans. Amenities: food and drink; parking; showers; toilets. Best for: sunset; windsurfing.