Upham Beach

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Upham Beach

St. Pete beaches are popular, but it’s often challenging to find sand in the area without a hotel in the background. Try this location for a hotel-free beach day.

The sandy coastline of Florida’s St. Pete Beach attracts people worldwide to enjoy warm waters, balmy sea breezes and powder sand at resort accommodations, while Upham Beach offers something different. St. Petersburg has a vast list of accommodations on and near the beach, but Upham Beach doesn’t have the typical hotel backdrop. Look for weddings in the area with brides and grooms who want their pictures to be free of hotels in the background.

Upham Beach is a success story for its reclamation from the ocean. Prevailing currents over many years have targeted the beach, causing considerable erosion, but large sand-filled sacks placed in the ocean to break the offshore current have prevented losing the beach.

A large swath of white sand welcomes everyone to enjoy beach activities including beach volleyball courts, sunbathing and swimming, while fishing and surfing occur nearby. Satisfy your appetite with breakfast or lunch at a café near the water.

Rent lounge chairs and umbrellas for comfort during a long beach day. Families will appreciate the shallow shoreline access.

Explore the city area by first rinsing off the sand and salt at an outdoor shower and then walking to historic Corey Avenue. You’ll find a selection of restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Walking along the busy street, it’s difficult to imagine that until the mid 1930s this was a mangrove swamp. The expansion of the business district has put it at the heart of Downtown St. Pete Beach and very accessible from its sandy shore.

A lively spirit takes over the Corey neighborhood when a large street market with as many as 75 vendors and live music sets up for several hours at midday. Come on a Sunday from October to June, except on certain holidays. Special area events include the St. Pete Beach Seafood Festival in February, the Sea Turtle Tracker Fundraiser in October and a Christmas parade.

Enjoy Upham Beach and its subtropical climate from sunup to sundown. Come early in the day in tourist season to stake your claim on a section of beach.

Top Hotels Close to Upham Beach

Dolphin Beach Resort
Dolphin Beach Resort
3 out of 5
4900 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $158 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Nestled on the beach, this St. Pete Beach resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center and Upham Beach. Hurley Park and Tropicana Field ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,748 reviews)
"Last minute reservation..turned out to be perfect for our short stay.. staff ,so nice and pleasant. Perfect location.. on the beautiful beach and walking distance to everything."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dolphin Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
3 out of 5
5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $196 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Nestled on the beach, this St. Pete Beach resort is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Pass-a-Grille Beach and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Upham Beach. Dolphin Landings Charter Boat ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,551 reviews)
"The two restaurants and area was great"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Sirata Beach Resort
RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
3.5 out of 5
6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $239 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Nestled on the beach, this St. Pete Beach resort is within a 15-minute walk of Upham Beach and Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center. John's Pass Village & Boardwalk ...
4/5 Very Good! (987 reviews)
"I liked the easy access to the beach and the pools. The room itself didn't seem up to date furniture wise. The couch was so uncomfortable you didn't even want to sit on it. Horrible. There was some trash on the bathroom floor from the previous occupant. The dining choices were good - Denise in the ..."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2022

RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Upham Beach

Dolphin Beach Resort
Dolphin Beach Resort
3 out of 5
4900 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $158 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Dolphin Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
3 out of 5
5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $196 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Sirata Beach Resort
RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
3.5 out of 5
6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $239 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
Beachcomber Beach Resort
Beachcomber Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
6200 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $169 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Beachcomber Beach Resort
Bellwether Beach Resort
Bellwether Beach Resort
4 out of 5
5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $199 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Bellwether Beach Resort
Postcard Inn On The Beach
Postcard Inn On The Beach
3 out of 5
6300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $247 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Postcard Inn On The Beach
Hilton Garden Inn St. Pete Beach
Hilton Garden Inn St. Pete Beach
3 out of 5
6100 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $263 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Hilton Garden Inn St. Pete Beach
The Saint Hotel
The Saint Hotel
7201 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $250 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
The Saint Hotel
Alden Suites - A Beachfront Resort
Alden Suites - A Beachfront Resort
3 out of 5
5900 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $279 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Alden Suites - A Beachfront Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.