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10 Best Beaches in the St. Pete Area

 Enjoying fun in the sun is never in short supply in the St. Pete, Florida. With numerous vacation rentals to offer in the area and literally hundreds of things to do, it’s no wonder that St. Petersburg is a premier vacation destination. If you’re looking to focus on beach time, then check out our list of the best beaches in the St. Pete area. Best Beaches in the St. Pete: 1. St. Petersburg Beach St. Pete’s namesake beach has gained national attention, thanks to TripAdvisor naming it the #2 beach in the U.S. in 2020. At beautiful St. Pete Beach, you can catch some rays and enjoy both smaller storefronts for shopping along with newer, bigger stores and attractions. 2. Fort Desoto State Park From beachy views to nature trails and history, Fort Desoto has got it all. This popular state park also has ferries that visit Shell Key and Egmont Key, perfect for shelling, sand dollar hunting, and a somewhat more remote beach experience. 3. Clearwater Beach Named the #1 beach in the U.S. in 2019 by TripAdvisor, Clearwater Beach remains popular and gorgeous. Find action on this beach no matter what time of day you visit, and enjoy the sunset view on Pier 60. Arrive early if you can for best parking. 4. Sand Key Park In the Clearwater Beach area, Sand Key Park offers similar scenic views but fewer crowds than Clearwater. Take advantage of the jetty, nature trail, playground, and dog park for your canine best... Read More