Generally, having a car is not necessary, as St. Pete Beach, FL is a very walkable family-friendly beach town located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Blvd is the main thoroughfare and nearly all of the hotels, bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, grocery and drug stores are all located on this strip. The Plaza Beach Hotel-Beachfront Resort is centrally located in the heart of St Pete Beach., just across the street from the Dolphin Village Shopping Center. The Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort and the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina located on St Pete Beach are both only 100 yards from the Dolphin Village Shopping Center. The Dolphin Village shopping Center is the center of town where find Publix grocery store, CVS pharmacy, Walgreens, Chick-fil-a, Verizon Wireless, liquor store, banks, clothing shops, cafés and so much more. Directly on the beach in front of the Plaza Beach Hotel you can find fun and exciting activities such as parasailing, wave runners, jet skis, paddleboards, kayaks, cabana rentals, and dolphin watching excursions, just to name a few.
- Traveling into Downtown St. Petersburg, Clearwater Beach or anywhere in between is a breeze with the Suncoast Beach Trolley and the Central Avenue Trolley. You can purchase a day pass for unlimited use for just $4.50 from the driver. (psta.net)
- In the mood for dinner and drinks anywhere from Pass-a-Grille all the way up to John’s Pass in Madeira Beach? No problem – use one of the free ride services offered. The drivers take you to your destination much like a cab, but there is no fare as the drivers work for tips. Free Beach Rides 727-776-7553 Finish Line Free Rides 727-391-0000
- For airport transportation we recommend All Pro Limousines for private sedan service (allprolimousines.com) or Bat’s Taxi (www.batstaxi.com) which serves both Tampa International Airport (TPA) and the St. Pete/Clearwater Airport (PIE).
- Should you decide to get a rental car for a longer adventure to Orlando, Disney, Universal Studios, Seaworld or Busch Gardens, you can find Hertz, Avis, Enterprise and Dollar Rental locations in St. Pete Beach.
Remember, you can always check with our front desk staff for advice from locals on the best way to get around while visiting St. Pete Beach, Florida. With so much to do on and off our property, you should have no trouble exploring our little piece of paradise.