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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:  Before you head out for fun in the sun with your friend(s), boyfriend(s) or family Know BEFORE You Go...


Pass-A-Grille LGBTQ History:

This area of Pass-a-Grille was the gay beach long before Bedrox and the popularity of Sunset Beach. The Hurricane was an open-to-the-beach gay bar called Jack's 809. On 8th, around the corner was the Lighted Tree (earlier Georgia's) and a gay guesthouse.....the area became more difficult to visit by the imposition of permit-required parking on all the streets except the metered spaces on Gulf Blvd.


Pass-a-Grille is a pet friendly neighborhood at the southern end of St. Pete Beach in Pinellas County, Florida. The beach community includes the Pass-a-Grille Historic District, Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, and Pass-A-Grille Beach. The small beach town includes inns, hotels, restaurants, retailers, and waterfront areas on the Gulf of Mexico as well as the intercoastal waterway. It is located on a barrier island just south of the famous Don CeSar Hotel (The Pink Hotel)


The LGBTQ "Section" is from 8th Ave. & Gulf Way to 1st Ave & Gulf Way (in front of The Huricane and Keystone Inn to the jetty) With more than 20 blocks of beach side parking, and with the growing LGBTQ population moving to the Tampa Bay / St. Pete Metro Area, this is can be a fun filled LGBTQ beach location. Coming in from out of town? Consider THE KEYSTONE INNContact RUSS HAYNES (manager of the Hurricane) for details about SUNSET DRAG BEACH BINGO every other THURSDAY starting Nov. 14, 2019. 

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By boat: Just follow the chart to Pass-A-Grill Beach and drop anchor. Raise the Pride or Cocktail flags and you're all set for some fun.

By car: just use the map above or GPS for details. There are more than 20 blocks of beach side parking and side street (limited) parking is available also however, it is $2.25 an hr.

By Central Avenue Trolley (CAT): Remove the stress of driving and parking fees from your day of fun in the sun. The PSTA CAT Trolley is just $2.25 one way from Central Plaza (Grand Central Terminal) on Central Ave to The Don CeSar Hotel and takes about 45 minutes one way. You can bring your bike (space permitting) for free. Click HERE for PDF map and times. The CAT leaves Central Plaza from GATE "F" and ALL PSTA route schedules can be found at the information booth. FREE with valid STUDENT ID. FREE TAXI: From The Don Cesar to PAG.

​​BEYOND St. Pete? (Tampa, Ocala, Orlando, Naples) FREE PARKING from 8pm - 8am 7 days a week

By car: From the 275 Freeway take the 54 Ave. South exit WEST (drive to The Gulf of Mexico) to the end (The Don CeSar will be directly in front of you). Turn LEFT on Pass-A-Grille Way and take it to 8th Ave OR use map above. HOWEVER, you can drive to Central Plaza and park where ever you can then walk to Central Plaza for the CAT Trolley (Gate "F") to Pass-A-Grille Beach.

By PSTA bus: click HERE for PSTA Bus system map, HERE for times and HERE for cost. ​


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727.360.4589   Dody Luxury Beach Boutique

727.367.7894   Evander Preston Jewelry & Art

727.954.8800   Lockhart & Assoc. Real Estate

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727.360.4743   Mountcastle Int. Trading Co.

727.363.8831   Paradiso Boutique

727.360.5830   Paradise Sweets Ice Cream & Coffee

727.360.0100   Pass-A-Grille Marina

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727.498.6570   Sabal Palms Inn

727.360.7492   Salon On The Grille

727.360.1734   Seahorse Restaurant

727.360.1348   Shell Key Shuttle

727.360.8279   Shadrack's Bar 

727.367.3818   Suntan Art Center

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