We Have The Best Florida Beaches

We Have The Best Florida Beaches

Are you looking for the best Florida beaches, or the finest beaches in the whole United States for that matter? The beaches near Tampa Bay are among the very finest in the world. This tropical paradise boasts the calm and mild waters of the Gulf Coast which are home to many dolphins and manatees as well as the white, sugar-soft sand everyone loves. Honestly, you can’t go wrong at any of our area’s wonderful beaches, but here are three of our favorites!

St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach was voted as Trip Advisor’s #3 Beach in the whole United States for 2017. The St. Pete Beach shore includes the largest stretch of undeveloped beach in the U.S., the Passe-a-Grille-Beach. The laid-back vibe of this sandy oasis is perfect for families and beach lovers and you will quickly see why this is one of the best Florida beaches.

The actual town officially became St. Pete Beach (shortened from St. Petersburg Beach) in 1994, establishing itself as wholly separate and unique from nearby St. Petersburg, Florida. St. Pete Beach occupies the southernmost barrier island in a chain that stretches along the Gulf of Mexico from Clearwater Beach to Pass-A-Grill Beach. There are great restaurants and shops to discover in town. Or go out on the water for dolphin tours and fascinating eco-tours guaranteed to expand your knowledge of our mighty oceans and it’s finned, furry and feathered inhabitants.

As with all Gulf Coast beaches, St. Pete Beach boasts sugar soft white sands and gentle emerald waters. The beach itself and broad and expansive with a ton of open space that never feels crowded. There are many watersports available to enjoy, such as paddle-boarding, kiteboarding and windsurfing. Or simply lay your towel down on the super soft sand and relax.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island is a one of a kind Florida beach town that is home to three miles of pristine, Gulf shoreline. Living up to its fairy tale- sounding name, Treasure Island really is a treasure trove of beach activities, including swimming in the gentle Gulf waters, sea-shell hunting (there are a LOT of sea shells,) snorkeling, sunbathing and simply walking along the beautiful shore under sunny Florida skies.

Treasure Island beach is known for expansive, uncrowded beaches with a friendly attitude. There is plenty of parking and easy access to all parts of the beach. Walking along the soft sand will allow many opportunities to see dolphins playing in the water nearby. Once you visit, you will see why this is truly one of the very best Florida beaches.

Madeira Beach

Not far from Treasure Island is another treasure to be found among the best Florida beaches. Madeira Beach offers a wide, flat expanse of sugar soft sand with amazing Gulf views and clean, uncrowded areas to set up your beach chair and umbrella. The sand is groomed daily to provide the perfect landing spot to unwind from your daily grind.

If you want to get off the sand for a bit, fun shopping, and many dining choices await visitors in nearby sea-themed John’s Pass with its 1,100-foot boardwalk that runs along the Intercoastal Waterway. Plan a visit in October, during the world famous John’s Pass Seafood Festival and chow down on the freshest and most delicious seafood you’ll find anywhere.  Madeira Beach is a favorite of Tampa Bay locals looking for the perfect beach for a day trip.

Regardless of which of these beaches you choose, we have wonderful vacation condos and homes to help you make all of your beach-going dreams come true. Plan you vacation today and you can feel that soft sand between your toes tomorrow!

Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg

Opening the IndyCar season, the Firestone Grand Prix is a three-day event, March 10-12,  bringing a great festival-like atmosphere to the water-front street course that transforms St. Petersburg into a world class IndyCar race track. The event brings the fastest racing series on earth, along with a host of celebrities and athletes, live music and entertainment for all ages and interactive activities and fun that allow you to test your own driving skills

The Fastest Cars on the Planet Come to St. Petersburg

A truly international roundup of racing stars will descend upon St. Petersburg for this early season race. The open wheel cars are single seat beasts with an open cockpit and boast 500-700 horsepower engines. The fastest recorded average IndyCar race was clocked at 207.151 MPH. IndyCar’s have been clocked at speeds as high as 232 MPH on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.

Nearly exciting as the race, itself is watching the magicians of the track work their amazing skills during the pit stop. In literally just a handful of seconds, the cars are refueled and all the tires are changed before you can even blink a few times.

Uniquely American, Truly International

This truly spectacular seaside course is unique in American racing. The race is 198 miles, featuring 110 laps around the extremely challenging course which tests every driver’s skill and control. One could easily think they were watching a race of this caliber in Monaco, as the speedy cars race through glamorous twists and turns with fantastic yachts casting a brilliant background.

Tickets are available to all the racing events with reserved grandstand seats. Visitors can also purchase general admission tickets and paddock and pit passes.

For those seeking to take to the racetrack at speeds that are considerably more comfortable, the Firestone 5K run takes place on Friday, March 10th. This evening-time run/walk starts at 6:15 pm and takes runners along the Grand Prix track for a lovely 5K run or walk under the quiet early Spring Florida skies.

Whether you are a hardcore Motorsports fan who feels the need for speed, or even if you prefer going at the speed of stroll, the Firestone Grand Prix is a perfect way to introduce yourself to this high adrenaline sport while being close to our beautiful beaches, museums and water-sports. Give us a call to let us help you plan your visit now or check out our vacation rentals online for Grand Prix weekend or anytime in March. Spend Spring on the beach!!