These photos were taken by local resident Joshua Banfield, showing off the beauty all around in the Pass-A-Grille area. This collection includes photos of a beautiful day at Pass-A-Grille Beach, Gulf Way and some of the other areas of our scenic, beachfront community.
Discover Pass-A-Grille Island Article on Coastal Living
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… See the full article here
Boston.com Article on Pass-A-Grille
Welcome to Pass-A-Grille, the oldest, most storied beach community on Florida’s west coast. Named for 18th-century “grilleurs” who dried fish on its white sands, it is one of 11 towns strung along the barrier islands that stand sentinel outside Tampa Bay. Locals call these towns the Gulf Beaches. But lumping them together as extensions of St. Petersburg or Clearwater would be “a gaucherie,” said Frank Hurley, local historian and octogenarian. Scratch the surface, and you will find that the July day in 1957 when Pass-A-Grille and the other municipalities were merged into St. Pete Beach is never far from local memory. “We call it Pass-A-Grille, never ‘the Grille,’ ” said Hurley’s brother Ken, saving me from a common gaffe… See the full article here
Striped Pot Article on Pass-A-Grille
Start by taking the road to St. Pete Beach. When you reach the end, turn left and continue down to Pass-A-Grille. Prepare yourself for a laid-back, refreshing dip into the past. The pace is slow. Accommodations are modest, but clean and friendly. All are within a few steps from the beach with full views of the sunset. For those wishing more formal living, condos on Terra Verde are available for rent through the Sabal Palms Inn. Settled in? Now it’s time to explore Pass-A-Grille’s Historic District. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places and will give you a look at life as it was on the key for over 100 years. Quaint shops, cedar cottages and homes, colorful gardens, restaurants and snack bars; it’s all there… See the full article here
Pass-A-Grille Volkswagen Show
Historic Pass-A-Grille Blog Article
Welcome to beautiful Pass-a-Grille, on the south end of St. Pete Beach Florida. Relax and take in the incredible sunsets, and enjoy the charm of this Old Florida fishing community. You won’t find any high-rise hotels or condos, just wide open spaces. This is one of the most spectacular places you will find anywhere in the state. Located on the intercoastal waterway that connects to the Gulf of Mexico, the beauty of this place is incredible. This is a perfect place to fish, watch the pelicans and seagulls up close, go deep sea fishing, take the shuttle boat out to an island or a sunset cruise, dine at a seafood restaurant, or stroll down Historic 8th Avenue which ends at the public beach. There is also many places to stay at in this area. This is indeed a great place to be… See the full article here