This is part two of the St Petersburg Florida beaches review. The beaches in St Petersburg will spoil you. The vast number of activities, the distinctive natural beauty, the nature trails, fishing, boating, and even paved trails make the area even more splendid.
Spa Beach and North Shore Beaches are located downtown on 2nd Ave NE and Tampa Bay. Yes, if you are wondering, the beaches are right smack in downtown. These two beaches are part of the city’s breathtakingly beautiful waterfront.
Choose between Spa Beach and North Shore Beach for the area’s beautiful white sand along Tampa Bay’s shoreline. Spa Beach sits on St. Petersburg Pier.
Visitors love to come to play on the water, renting jet skis, paddleboats, and watercraft of another nature. Or, come every year for one of the events or festivals, such as the St. Anthony’s Triathlon.
The local North Shore Beach is another draw with ts playground, swimming pool (open all year), tennis, and the palm arboretum. While there, enjoy a cookout or hang out with friends and family.
Egmont Key is a special place, as a state preservation sight. It is actually an island not far from the coast of St. Petersburg.
Take a boat from St. Petersburg to this island from one of 9 boat slips. It’s a great place to go explore and to discover stunning beauty with the views of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge spans the Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, the island offers up an incredible view of the 87-foot-tall lighthouse. It sits on a sizable 440 acre wildlife refuge. Most people take advantage of the island to enjoy the seemingly endless miles of beach.
There is a draw for history buffs alike, who can get up close and personal with many remains from the Spanish American War. It’s what Fort Dade offers up to visitors.
Looking beyond these beaches, are an impressive display of cultural events, including museums, music, and galleries. Look to St. Petersburg for big-name shopping or for the boutique experience as well.
There is plenty to do as the local sports teams are worth the trip to visit. Watch national sports live.
In addition, take to the many nature trails, miles upon miles of beaches, and watch the sun set or rise above the Sunshine Skyway Bridgt. That’s what many people live for, and it is easy to see why.