|Address:||113 11th Ave, Pass-A-Grille Historic District, FL 33706, USA|
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Im afraid it is already too late to keep others away from this haven in the Tampa Bay area. As a local all my life (60 years), Ive been coming to Pass-A-Grille Beach since I was a teenager. It is considered not only one of the finest beaches in Florida, but in the United States! My wife and I go just about every week of the year. It has so much going for it. Its still not very well known so you dont have the crowds like Clearwater Beach or St. Pete Beach has. It is all the way down the very end of a somewhat long drive from everything else so most folks dont want to creep down the 25 MPH bumpy road just to get to a semi-private beach. Thats just fine with us. Right in the middle of the beach, youve got several bars, clubs, and restaurants, including the world famous Hurricane Restaurant where you can get a great grouper sandwich and hear local jazz bands play. The east side of Pass-A-Grille has lots of space on the Intercoastal Waterway to fish, including two piers and rental boats to fish from. Its also a great place to sit after sunset and watch the moon over the water. Its a favorite spot for me and my wife. Theres a public park in the middle of the pass complete with pavilions and clean rest rooms (which close at local sunset). And on the west side of the Pass, a beautiful, wide, ultra-clean, sugar sand beach that never gets crowded and is the perfect spot to watch Gods wonderful Florida sunsets. The beach features great shelling, dolphin spotting, and is only a short distance from resorts of all levels and expense accounts, plus shopping including numerous ice cream hangouts. There is a mile of parking using meters that take coin or credit cards. Its not cheap at $1.25 an hour. But the meters click off at 8pm so you can get there just a couple of hours prior to sunset and not pay much. Toward the southernmost end of the beach is a gift shop, cafe, more restrooms, and a covered area for eating or just sitting and watching the waves. So if you would please heed our request and stay away, my wife and I and the few other people that know about Pass-A-Grille Beach, will have this wonderful, family friendly beach all to ourselves. Thanks!
Enter the beach around 9th if you dont live around there or want to be close to the on-beach restaurant (Paradise Grille) and other amenities such as renting chairs/cabana. As far as the Grille, for a beach-side food hut, our food was very good. We both had quesadillas and they were very well made and tasty. There was separate counters for those who only wanted beer or drinks. We rented a cabana thingy and two beach chairs for $23 a day (regularly $30 but theres a veterans discount only IF you can show some kind of ID or proof, they were pretty firm on that). Its a good deal as far as those things go, compared to what weve paid in other places (heck in NJ that much just gets you on the beach!). There are kitchy stands on the small boardwalk that sell arts and crafts and things, a guy playing steel drums, all very nice vibe. We got situated right next to the bean bag/cornhole pits though, which was not good due to the drunken and very loud Canadians (eh?) but whatever, live and let live. Hard to be upset at a place like this. Love Pass-A-Grille Beach and the Paradise Grille.
While taking my son fishing last week at Pass a Grille like we have done frequently over the years I wanted to buy bait and some snacks at the pier but it was so crowded I couldnt find a parking space. I pulled down the street directly across from the pier and parked in an unmarked space half a block down, went in and bought my items (first of two times that I spent a lot of money there that day) and came back out in less than 5 minutes. I pulled back down to our spot at the seawall and parked again. I only realized later that in the short time I was buying things at the pier I had somehow received a $40 ticket that escalates to $50 after two weeks. It just so happens that it was the last day of the month. It also happened so fast that either someone was watching me get out of my car or maybe a resident reported me? All I know is I have spent money at this beach for years and I will not anymore. TO ALL TOURISTS AND LOCAL RESIDENTS, PASS A GRILLE BEACH WILL TARGET YOU FOR PARKING TICKET REVENUES SO BEWARE!
This was the only beach that I felt comfortable visiting after dark! We were travelling and most parking lot meters expire at 8-10pm and the tourists clear out. Most other beaches suggested no use after a certain time and we definitely didnt want to be towed. Parking here was easy, just along the street rather than in a lot. It feels like its part of a neighborhood. Great area of the beach, wasnt crowded at all. We could hear karaoke going on from a nearby restaurant but the beach was pretty quiet and private. Awesome view, great waves.
Best kept secret in Pinellas. Still has a small town feel, with the most tantalizing mouth watering culinary cuisines around. If you visit, make sure you visit a bench and a book. Its a bench with a divers box chained to it with a diary type book in it. Located at the end of Pass-a-Grille Beach out just before the jetty. Visitors are encouraged to add their own entries and to read the previous posted notes. A good fun way to leave a piece of yourself in the place thats so peaceful.
Hi everyone! Weve been on a Florida Tour for two weeks now. Were from Germany. Pass-a-grille Beach is like HEAVEN! We went there with my wife and two kids last week. It was amazing! The water is so clear, the sand is white and super soft! We were so happy to find a quiet place and had so much fun. Too bad we didnt know about that wonderful beach before. Best beach we have ever been to! Hundred stars! Definitely a MUST GO!
Sehr schöner und angenehmer Strand!! Es ist ideal für Familien. Vor dem Strand befindet sich eine Sandbank, die verhindert, dass Haie an den Strand kommen. Auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert!!
I came here early in the morning (ok like 0830, not amazingly early) but it was really dope. Main problem with this beach — quite possibly the only problem — is that there are a lot of shells and it can kind of be uncomfortable to walk without sandals. Besides that, its a decent beach. Water cold, but of course that was in the morning.
Easy parking, boardwalks from parking to beach, short distance to the water. Restaurant right there with a full bar and amble changing rooms. And to top it off HURRICANES restaurant is across the street with a roof top view of the most beautiful Florida sunsets. You will not be disappointed !!
We went jet skiing dolfins come right up bte are jets ski alots games here we will be going parasailing this also piret ships one day my GRANDSON will be owning a place down here hes got mind made up at 7 what hes going do took him to lunch at Hooters
Pass-a-grille Beach is definitely a local favorite for many reasons. First and foremost, it has the iconic Hurricane bar, one of the best non-touristy beaches in the area, and some of the most spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.