Pete Beach is a barrier island city. It is divided
by three beaches; Upham Beach to the north, St. Pete Beach in the
center and Pass-a-Grill to the south. A public park sits in the middle.
The early navigational maps refer to the area as Long Key, a 6 1/2 mile
island that at one time consisted of the towns of Pass-a-Grill Beach,
Don CeSar Place, Belle Vista Beach and St. Pete Beach. In 1919 the
first bridge, a wooden structure was built from the mainland to Long
Key. A second bridge was erected in 1923. The four towns were
consolidated in 1957 by voter referendum and became the city
St. Petersburg Beach. In 1994 the name was changed to St. Pete Beach.
The clear water and wide, white,sandy beach is a favorite of the locals
and draws tourists eager to enjoy the balmy days and meander along the
beachside shops while awaiting the beautiful sunsets.