Waterfront resort boasts a 1,500 sq. ft. deck where visitors can sit and fish, watch for dolphins, or relax with a drink
Hotel at a Glance: Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
Imagine yourself here: on a private deck where dolphins and manatees are almost a daily occurrence. Perhaps there’s a fishing pole in your hand, or maybe it’s just a refreshing fruit cocktail. The view looks out over the Boca Ciega Bay, where boats bob in the gentle waves. This is the scene at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina. The resort offers one of the largest private decks in all of St. Pete Beach, perfect for casting a line into the water or catching some Florida sunshine.
- St. Pete Beach was voted #1 beach in America by TripAdvisor, and is located just across the street.
- Rent a paddleboard and get and even closer view of the bay’s calm waters.
- Grab your towel and head to the beach, which is only 200 feet away.
- Beach reads are available at the hotel’s onsite library.
- Captains welcome: The hotel also has its own private marina were sea-loving visitors can tie off their boats.
St. Pete Beach, Florida: White Sands and Beach Bars near St. Petersburg
Consistently ranked among the top beaches in the United States, St. Pete Beach sits just south of St. Petersburg on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The town’s historic district, Pass-a-Grille, is lined with specialty shops and bars with lively decks, and a white-sand beach points into the bay like a ship’s bow. The district is also home to the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, where volunteer docents share interesting facts about the secret histories of the beachfront’s iconic houses and hotels.
Fort De Soto Park, about 10 miles from St. Pete Beach, is a good place to experience Florida’s natural beauty. The park features piers and shallows for fishing, a canoe trail, and the Paw Playground, where dogs can play unleashed. More outdoor recreation awaits at Merry Pier, where pelicans congregate in the gentle waters and fishermen angle for their next catches. For a dose of civilization, walk among the shops and restaurants of revitalized downtown St. Petersburg, or step into The Dalí Museum, which showcases 96 oil paintings, drawings, and photographs by famed surrealist Salvador Dalí.