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Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Lat27° 44' 27.6''
Lon-82° 45' 34.19''
While southern St. Pete Beachs water landscape is dominated by the Pass-a-Grille Inlet, northern St. Pete Beach has its own watery break to and from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway - Blind Pass. The image above is a view from the west looking east over Blind Pass, Paradise Island and the Causeway Isles. The Corey Causeway and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway route can be seen in the central portion of the image near and around the clustering of large white condominium buildings.
There are several marina locations in North St. Pete Beach, most of them centered around Paradise Island, The Treasure Island Causeway, and the northern terminus of Blund Pass past the fixed 11-foot vertical clearance bridge. If you need a larger variety of places to tie up, Johns Pass is close by to the north and has five or more marinas scattered around the inlet itself.
North and South St. Pete Beach are filled with an enormous amount of history. Though south of Northern St. Pete Beach, the watery feature of Pass-A-Grille Channel is thought to have gotten its name from the Cuban fisherman, known as "Grillers", who camped along the waters edge of the island and would smoke their fish before returning home. Traveling thru the pass, you could see the fires on the beaches hence Pass-A-Grille. Soon residents began to make Pass-A-Grille their home and in 1902 the first store was built on Long Key Island, in Pass-A-Grille. In 1905, Pass-A-Grille opened a Post Office and in 1911, State Legislation declared Pass-A-Grille a town and twenty -one residents voted at the first election. In 1914, electric came to Long Key Island (St. Pete Beach) and in 1922, the island's first fire station was established Pass-A-Grille Engine Company Number One.
[i]Information Courtesy of Saint Petersburg Clearwater Chamber of Commerce[/i]
Use NOAA Chart 11415.
Blind Pass can only be transited by shoal-draft boats with low overhead clearances. The channel through Blind Pass has reported minimum depths of four feet, and while there are five- and eight-foot deep spots, the lower range is more the norm. Additionally, there is a low fixed bridge (visible to the left in the image above) with a vertical clearance of 11 feet. Johns Pass is located to the north with deeper depths and Pass-a-Grille Channel is located in South St. Pete Beach, also with good depths.
There are several bridges (fixed and opening) that crisscross the Gulf Intracoastal waterway hereabouts, and you will want to arm yourself with a good chart that lists the closed vertical clearances, and check our bridge listings for opening schedules, where available.
The Pinellas Suncoast Transportation Authority operates 180 buses and trolleys on 43 different routes throughout the St. Pete Beach area. See the Helpful Links section below for detailed information and route schedules. There is also a Looper trolley that serves the Saint Petersburg downtown area (schedules available in the links below).
The Tampa International Airport provides service with major carriers on a regular basis and is only 20 miles to the northeast of St. Pete Beach.. Shuttle service is available to and from the airport; check the links below for flight schedules and shuttle routes.