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 sun-soaked beaches, calm Gulf waters, eclectic foodie…
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 sun-soaked 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 Avenue. 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, check out the shops on Corey Avenue, or enjoy a visit to John’s Pass Village. Learn more: visitstpeteclearwater.com
John’s Pass Historic Fishing Village and Boardwalk
Located on the waterfront at Johns Pass, this quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County’s #1 tourist attraction. Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, dolphin watching and shelling tours, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing. Learn more: johnspass.com
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! Learn more: premiumoutlets.com
Inspired by the tarpon that early residents spotted jumping from the Gulf; this Greek infused town also has a fascinating sea sponge industry! Learn more: visitflorida.com
Visit some of the area’s many museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Museum of History and The Dali Museum. Learn more: stpete.org
Tampa’s Latin Quarter, Ybor City, is a National Historic Landmark District known for its authentic Spanish and Cuban cuisine and old world charm. Learn more: visittampabay.com
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Get ready to visit the home of Winter the dolphin and get an immersive look into the world of marine life rescue at our working animal hospital. Learn more: seewinter.com
Fort DeSoto Park
Spanning five small islands, the 1,136-acre Fort De Soto Park lies at the mouth of Tampa Bay and attracts more than 2.7 million visitors a year. The park features 7 miles of waterfront, two fishing piers, a 4-mile hiking and skating trail, picnic and camping grounds and a historic fort. Climb the stairs of the fort for a breathtaking view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, one of the world’s longest cable-stayed concrete bridges. Then, stop by the Quartermaster Museum to learn more about the fort through historic photographs and Spanish-American War artifacts. Learn more: visitstpeteclearwater.com
The waterfront Dalí Museum holds the largest collection of Salvador Dalí’s works outside of Spain. The building is just as impressive as the masterpieces displayed inside. One of the architectural elements is called the “Glass Enigma” — it’s composed of 1,062 glass triangles that are visible from the outside. On the inside, a free‐standing spiral staircase dominates the entrance. Architect Yann Weymouth had the staircase tested for strength by having two rugby teams dance on it to disco music. The museum also features a labyrinth and the Fountain of Youth. Learn more: thedali.org
Saturday Morning Market
The market is held every week in downtown St. Petersburg and is the perfect place to buy fresh produce and a gift or two. Choose from more than 15 different international cuisine types of ready-to-eat food, whether it’s Jamaican patties or Irish pies. Live music plays in the center and performers like balloon artists and magicians are scattered throughout. Recent visitors found the market the best place to be on a Saturday, and many especially enjoyed the social experience. Learn more: saturdaymorningmarket.com
Clearwater Community Sailing Center
The Mission of the Clearwater Community Sailing Center is to provide safe, enriching and affordable sailing opportunities to local residents and visitors, including youth, seniors and the disabled for the enjoyment and benefit of our entire community. Learn more: clearwatercommunitysailing.org
This 4-acre attraction in downtown St. Petersburg features more than 50,000 tropical plants as well as a variety of exotic birds. Paved pathways make it easy to explore the botanical garden. Enter through a fountain plaza and follow the trail to the orchid arbor and the Growing Stone, a fossilized limestone rock. Other highlights further along the trail include the Japanese garden, Wishing Well and Wedding Lawn. Learn more: stpete.org
Great Florida Birding Trail
The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a network of 510 premier wildlife viewing sites across the state. When you want to know where to go in Florida to see native birds, butterflies and more, head for the Trail. It’s Your Road to Adventure! Learn more: floridabirdingtrail.com
Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum has an encyclopedic collection of art from around the globe and across the centuries, with almost 5,000 years of civilization represented by more than 20,000 objects extending from antiquity to the present. The collection includes works by Monet, Morisot, Pearlstein, Willem de Kooning, Rodin, O’Keeffe and many others, as well as ancient Greek and Roman, Asian, African, Art of the Americas and Native American art. Learn more: mfastpete.org
Beach Drive Waterfront District
Enjoy a stroll along downtown St. Pete’s Beach Drive, home to unique shops, world-class museums and galleries, as well as amazing dining options for every taste and budget. Just across from Beach Drive, you’ll find beautiful city parks and St. Pete’s fabulous waterfront. To top things off, a horse-drawn carriage ride will add yet another lasting memory of your visit here. Learn more: visitstpeteclearwater.com
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
The Guy Harvey Outpost has a western exposure presenting 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 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 kitchenette (fridge, microwave and 2-burner stove). Choose a room with a view of the Gulf, or one overlooking a courtyard. Suites are decorated in vibrant rich colours and feature Guy Harvey artwork!
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 onsite representative 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 activity bus and visit the grocery store, or venture further out to an outlet mall or world-class museum. With metropolitan St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Clearwater just a few miles away, there are many places to explore during your stay.
Periodically we will organize 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, consider taking in a hockey game in Tampa or a Blue Jays game in Dunedin. Charges may apply for daytrips or special events.
Book Early & Save!
Book a vacation to St. Pete Beach before the early booking departures dates listed in the price chart below and SAVE based on your duration (click on chart to enlarge).
Other durations and room types are available.
• Express motorcoach transportation (ﬂights are available for an additional charge)
• Kitchen-equipped suite
• Resort amenities
• Daily housekeeping
• 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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Gulf-front Suite – no balcony (480 sq. ft.)
Courtyard Suite with Balcony (480 sq. ft.)
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