Pass-a-Grille Beach Florida PAG Beach Town Near St Petersburg

By Published On: March 31st, 2021

Pass-a-Grille Beach – Part of our Beach Towns Series

Published on 03/31/21: We’re kicking off our Pinellas #BeachTowns series with Pass-a-Grille (PAG), located on the southernmost end of the barrier island known as St. Pete Beach.

With gulf beaches on one side of the island & Intracoastal on the other, there’s no shortage of sun, sand, and water in this historic Florida beach town. From many areas around PAG, it’s less than a 5 minute walk between the Intracoastal and the beach!

A bit of history and a “Keysy Feel”

While Pass-a-Grille was incorporated into St. Pete Beach (SPB) in 1957, each of the areas have their own unique feel. Both St Pete Beach and Pass-a-Grille captivate our family to visit (over and over) for varying reasons. I recall being surprised by the difference just 3 miles south when we first moved to the northern end of SPB. To us, PAG has the feel of one of the smaller islands in the Florida Keys. You won’t find high rises, fast food restaurants, nor much involvement from the corporate world. In fact, PAG was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. Residents work hard to preserve the “quirky beach village” character. They try to retain historic buildings & strive to maintain architectural guidelines. The focus of Pass-a-Grille is to simply connect with nature and leave your cares behind.

What to expect in Pass-a-Grille

Our family often heads to Pass-a-Grille for ice cream or a beverage on Gulf Way/8th Ave (‘main street’). And from there we’ll watch the sunset from the beach, just across the street. PAG isn’t the place to sing karaoke until 1am, that’s later in our series. Instead, PAG is a beautiful place to simply relax with family & friends. PAG is all about the simple things, flip flops and enjoying the natural beauty that locals have done their best to preserve. When you do eventually take a break from the sun, make sure to visit the area around 8th/Gulf Way, strolling the unique galleries and shops!

This is post 1 of 2 for Pass-a-Grille. Thank you for helping spread the word about our #BeachTowns series! Nine more local beach towns remain.

#Protip: on weekends, arrive early for easier parking. Park Mobile app works for many spots.

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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