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Upham Beach

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Address: Beach Plaza, 70th Ave, St. Pete Beach, FL

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I LOVE this beach

This is my favorite beach in St Pete. Plenty of parking and lots of space to spread out on the sand. I just wish it would become a non-smoking beach.

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Scott R
Ocoee, Florida, United States

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Ocoee, Florida, United States
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79 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my favorite beach in St Pete. Plenty of parking and lots of space to spread out on the sand. I just wish it would become a non-smoking beach.

Thank Scott R
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beach is nice and quiet. Away from the busyness of the hotels further down the way. The big yellow the ruins in the water were a little unappealing but they say that rocks are going to be replacing them soon. Look forward to coming back

Thank tkseminole14
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of tiki-hut bars and hotel restaurants along the beach. Walk to Bongo's at the beach in front of the round hotel (Clarion) to toast one of the famous sunsets that beach is known for. Rent water toys or para sail for water fun.

Thank iThinker2
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8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met my husband on this beach and we have gone back every year since 2004. His family has been going to this beach for years before that. The kids love that the t groins make a little calm swimming area. Fishing off the jettis is risky but has great rewards. The parking is INSANE but we always rent from... More 

Thank Brandi C
San Francisco, California
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice gulf beach. White sand. Calm water. Great swimming for kids. The beach is very crowded and there are limited parking spots. We ended up paying a motel a block off beach, $20 to park in one of their spots. Better than St Pete beach a very miles south with 25 cars circling parking lot of 100 spots.

Thank Mikelemberg
Portland, Maine
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at a motel within walking distance of Upham Beach. We spotted dolphins close to the shore at sunset and then again in the morning. Great beach for shelling. I tried getting up early to find even more shells but families were already out with pails at 8:00am. Lol. Guess the word is out that an especially beautiful variety... More 

Thank 89DeborahS
Indianapolis IN
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed within walking distance to Upham Beach. It's a large beautiful beach with volleyball courts and bars and restaurants within close walking distance. Paradise Grill is right there with $2 beers and surprisingly very good food. They have live music on the weekends on the patio.

Thank CozyZville
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A municipal beach access to the Gulf of Mexico.. Clean beaches, plenty of parking (free after 5 pm).

Thank MonsieurPamplemousse
St. Petersburg, Florida
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137 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I always head to this beach for our daily walk. Great sand, fun people watching and often very spectacular sunsets. Parking is NOT $40/3hours as one review stated-it is 2.25/hour. My grandkids especially like playing on the sand.

Thank Dale K
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94 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Upham is a great little public beach. My girls loved collecting shells, playing in the sand, and swimming in the surf. The beach does have colossal yellow sand bags that help to keep the beach there. Rent a cabana and chairs for the day. Paradise Grille is steps away with good food and great beer specials. WATCH OUT for the... More 

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