Welcome to Pass-A-Grille
Old-Florida romanticism and unparalleled sunset vistas are just the beginning in this luxury-laden, Saint Pete Beach neighborhood
Fractals of sunlight decorate the white, sandy beaches surrounding the Pass-A-Grille neighborhood, which rests along the tip of the St. Pete Beach peninsula. Highlighting some of the best aspects of Saint Petersburg, Pass-A-Grille combines a luxury beach lifestyle with an appreciation for the arts and an easy-going vacation mindset.
A rare, coveted location for sunrises and sunsets, Pass-A-Grille evokes an unmistakable Old-Florida Beach vibe, painted in shades of dazzling pink and gold each night and morning. First explored in the 1500s and settled in 1886, Pass-A-Grille became home to the iconic Don CeSar hotel in 1928, cementing its status as an enviable vacation destination.
The Pass-A-Grille neighborhood is brimming with 1920’s homes and a great myriad of styles within its Historic District. Gorgeous, multi-million dollar estates with sweeping, panoramic views of the ocean are common in Pass-A-Grille, as are upscale condos, mid-century, single-family homes, and houses with private docking space.
What to Love
- Position right on the water with direct access to the ocean
- Sugar sand and white-capped waves on Pass-A-Grille Beach
- It feels worlds away from busier, more urban portions of Saint Petersburg
A permanent vacation mindset is easy to have when you live among the swaying palms, crystal sands, and sea-scented breezes that are all so common in Pass-A-Grille. Despite its upscale atmosphere and resort feel, Pass-A-Grille maintains the rich sense of history, passion for arts, and friendliness that put Saint Petersburg on the map.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
As might be expected on a tropical-feeling, water-ensconced retreat, the retail in Pass-A-Grille focuses heavily on beachwear and supplies for a lifestyle based around the water. Boating, fishing, swimming, and surfing retailers are in large supply here, and heading north towards Sunset Beach and St. Pete Beach, shopping enthusiasts will encounter — and likely fall in love with — the colorful shops of Corey Avenue Shopping District.
Dining is as breezy and satisfying as the ever-sunny climate on Pass-A-Grille, with many restaurants taking advantage of the plentiful fresh seafood from the Bay. Grace has a passion for sourcing the best of local ingredients, reflected in their ever-changing seasonal menu of New American dishes. Light and airy, the Dewey Beach Club Bar & Grill embodies the unique magic of Pass-A-Grille with their gourmet beach cuisine and romantic courtyard dining option.
Mesmerizing saltwater aquariums serve as the main décor at Maritana Grille, an award-winning, upscale establishment nestled inside the glamorous, historic Don CeSar Hotel. For a laid-back atmosphere and live music, there’s no place better than Paradise Grille, whose picnic-style tables put diners right against the beach.
Things to Do
Pass-A-Grille’s unique combination of high-end luxury, art, and iridescent beaches is showcased well in its exciting array of activities and landmarks. One of the most recognizable hotels in the world, the shimmering peach exterior of the illustrious Don CeSar Hotel perches like a crown jewel on the shore of St. Pete Beach and provides unforgettable views for all who stay.
Locals and visitors alike flock to the neighborhood events held throughout the year, including the annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival. Running for more than 25 years, the festival brings in over 100 artists and creators from all over the country to display and sell their incredible works. Also featured is an expansive green market of plants and flora, produce, edible goods, spices, and handmade beauty items.
For a quieter gathering, there’s the weekly Corey Avenue Sunday Market, held year-round. Live music; varying vendors of produce, crafts, ready-to-eat food, fair-trade gifts, and more; and special menus at local restaurants are all a part of this beloved tradition that brings out the community for a celebration of Pass-A-Grille.
Exciting news! Film lovers will be happy to know the historic little movie house on Corey Ave finally has new ownership. It’s been sitting empty for a few years and the community has been invited to submit ideas for its transformation. Stay tuned and enjoy the welcome evolution of this iconic landmark.
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