Located on the southern end of St. Pete Beach, south of the historic Don CeSar Hotel, Pass-a-Grille is but one block wide and 31 blocks long. The village is bordered by the bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Although Pass-a-Grill is officially part of St. Pete Beach, visitors will have a glimpse of “Old Florida”. Four miles of undeveloped public beach stretch along the Gulf of Mexico and wrap around the end of the key to meet Boca Ciega Bay on the harbor side of Pass-a-grille.
Go on a shelling or snorkeling excursion to Shell Key, watch dolphins play; or enjoy gentle sea breezes on a sunset cruise. Take a stroll on 8th Avenue, where you will find galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. The Brass Monkey is a waterfront restaurant that has the best combination of crass and class. Relax on the lounge chairs on the deck, enjoy the Maryland-style crab cakes (called Monkey Balls) and sip a cold beer. Down the street, Comfort and Joy provides treats such as homemade strawberry jam and honey and locally grown fruits and vegetables. At sundown, revelers head to the Seaside Grille, where anyone in the area can ring a bell on the beach as the sun slips into the horizon.
Pass-a-Grille is perfect for those who couldn’t care less about tanning or swimming. Explore the quaint shops, eat at the many popular restaurants, or just walk around and take in the variety of architectural styles showcased throughout the island.