St. Pete Beach, Florida
Gorgeous gulf sunsets and pristine barrier island beaches When The New York Times named St. Petersburg one of the best places in the world to visit, it confirmed what DeNureTours’ guests have known for years – St. Pete’s pristine barrier island beaches, calm Gulf waters,…
Gorgeous gulf sunsets and pristine barrier island beaches
When The New York Times named St. Petersburg one of the best places in the world to visit, it confirmed what DeNureTours’ guests have known for years – St. Pete’s pristine barrier island beaches, calm Gulf waters, eclectic foodie scene, and sunset vistas are a winning combination.
Nostalgic Old Florida motels dot the shore between beachfront resorts, galleries, and al fresco restaurants. Seafood is a prominent chalkboard menu item on the Gulf. St. Pete’s choice of eateries range from sans frills picnic tables under tin roofs, to swanky roof-top open-air verandahs.
Nearby Pass-A-Grille is a historic beachfront paradise at the southernmost end of St. Pete Beach. In this quaint beach town, you can walk to boutiques, shop, enjoy restaurants or head to the beach. At Fort DeSoto Park, you can fish from two free piers 24 hours a day and hike an unspoilt 7-mile stretch of wilderness that inter-connects five islands. If your thumb is green, explore the winding paths and cascading waterfalls of Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg’s oldest living museum at 100 years old!
There’s no shortage of things to do! Hop on a shuttle to Shell Key or Egmont Key National Wildlife Preserve. Shop along historic Corey Aven jue. Day trip to nearby Tampa for a hockey game, Dunedin for a baseball game or St. Petersburg for world-class museums. Alternatively, lay your body down on the hot sand and do nothing at all!
Things to do in St. Pete Beach
Here’s a selection of the area’s local treasures that you may wish to discover on your holiday.
SUNCOAST BEACH TROLLEY: Explore the neighbourhoods of St. Pete Beach with ease aboard the Suncoast Beach Trolley! Check out the shops on Corey Avenue, or enjoy a visit to John’s Pass Village.
JOHN’S PASS: This turn-of-the-century fishing village offers great dining, superb shopping, dolphin watching and of course, fabulous fishing.
ELLENTON PREMIUM OUTLETS: The only thing more impressive than Ellenton’s collection of 130 different stores is the savings – up to 65% off regular retail!
TARPON SPRINGS: The name was inspired by the tarpon that early residents spotted jumping from the Gulf; however this Greek infused town also has a fascinating sea sponge industry!
YBOR CITY: Tampa’s Latin Quarter, Ybor City, is a National Historic Landmark District known for its authentic Spanish and Cuban cuisine and old world charm.
How to get there
The map below shows the pickup points and route for our St. Pete Beach vacations. Our Express Motorcoach (see below) travels westbound on Highway 401 crossing the border in Sarnia. For a detailed list of pickup locations click here. If you live outside of this routing area, you may wish to take advantage of our Connections Program to meet the coach.
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Why is it called Express?
Our coaches travelling to Florida are equipped with a comfortable bunk enabling two drivers to alternately drive and sleep. This eliminates an overnight stay however, we do stop for comfort breaks every 3-4 hours en route. Our drivers are thoughtful and kind and will help guide the group through border crossings and restaurants stops.
Day 1: Morning departure
Day 2: Arrive at destination in afternoon
Day 1: Afternoon departure
Day 2: Arrive at home in evening
Guy Harvey Outpost, St. Pete Beach
In St. Pete Beach, DeNureTours guests make the Guy Harvey Outpost their home. The resort has a western exposure providing beautiful sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. The grounds surrounding the resort provide choices for you to relax how you wish – in the sun, in the shade, with pool views or gulf views, with a group of friends or on your own tucked away from it all.
The Guy Harvey Outpost is part of the well-known TradeWinds properties, a group of resorts offering a wide variety of dining and activities. Special discounts at the Outpost’s sister resort, the Island Grand, are extended to DeNure guests.
Suites have been reserved for DeNure guests, with separate living areas and bedrooms, joined by a kitchen facility. Choose a room with a view of the Gulf, or one overlooking the courtyards. Suites feature Guy Harvey artwork and are decorated in the vibrant rich colours of the Caribbean.
Things to do at the Guy Harvey Outpost
When spending your vacation in St. Pete Beach, the activity choices are unlimited. At the resort, begin your day with a visit to our hospitality room for a cup of coffee and an update on the day’s scheduled activities.
Let our activity director help you choose restaurants and outings that suit your taste and level of activity. Enjoy the quiet adult-only pool on a sunny day, or head to the beach for a walk. Board our shuttle bus and visit the grocery store, or venture further out to an outlet mall or special shopping experience. With metropolitan St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Clearwater just a few miles away, there are many places to explore during your stay. Visit museums, galleries, and many specialty restaurants.
You may wish to take part in some of the evening activities held at the resort with fellow guests. On occasion we’ll arrange a picnic, a visit to historic communities like Tarpon Springs, or an afternoon at the dog races. If sports are your thing, we can organize a group outing to see a hockey game in Tampa or a Blue Jays game in Dunedin. Charges may apply for daytrips or special events.
Be sure to catch the ‘sunset send-off’ at the end of the day, a fitting way to celebrate the close of another idyllic day on the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Gulf-front Suite – no balcony (480 sq. ft.)
Courtyard Suite with Balcony (480 sq. ft.)
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Other durations and room types are available.
• Express motorcoach transportation (ﬂights are available for an additional charge)
• Kitchen-equipped suite
• Resort amenities
• Beachfront cabana for comfortable lounging
• Shuttles to shopping, dinner and local attractions
• In-house activities and social events
• Onsite DeNure representative
• Connections Program
• HST does not apply
Prices are in Canadian dollars and are per person. Rates for triple and quad occupancy available.
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