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 BEACH (PAG) TODAY:
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 INN. Contact 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.
HISTORIC 8th Ave SHOPS & RESTAURANTS:
727.360.8572 A Little Room for Art
727.360.1166 Bamboozle Clothing
727.360.4589 Dody Luxury Beach Boutique
727.367.7894 Evander Preston Jewelry & Art
727.954.8800 Lockhart & Assoc. Real Estate
727.360.1400 Merry Pier
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
727.215.3321 Realty Resources
727.498.6570 Restaurant Su Ottavo
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
727.289.7164 Vida de Cafe