Upham Beach

Upham Beach
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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

Bellwether Beach Resort
Bellwether Beach Resort
4 out of 5
5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $204 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$204
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in St. Pete Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a private beach. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (590 reviews)
"Excellent resort with a beautiful beach and great location, and many walking distance restaurants"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Bellwether Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
3 out of 5
5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
The price is $278 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
$278
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in St. Pete Beach. Enjoy 2 outdoor pools, 3 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the bar and the comfy rooms in ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,660 reviews)
"I received the wrong room keys initially and when I entered that room, someone was already in there. I happened to see someone that worked at the resort who was extremely helpful. He carried my bags back to the registration area so I could get the right room keys. The room was decent…could use some ..."

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Sirata Beach Resort
Beachcomber Beach Resort
Beachcomber Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
6200 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
The price is $209 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
$209
per night
Feb 14 - Feb 15
Stay at this beach hotel in St. Pete Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,040 reviews)
"The staff could have been a little more friendly, employees walking around just were not that friendly. Service at Jimmy’s B’s was horrible, we sat there for over 15 minutes before we got service and then that was the last time they came around. They made the comments saying they will be with you ..."

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2023

Beachcomber Beach 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.

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Best Lodging Options Near Upham Beach

Bellwether Beach Resort
Bellwether Beach Resort
4 out of 5
5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
Bellwether Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
3 out of 5
5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
Sirata Beach Resort
Beachcomber Beach Resort
Beachcomber Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
6200 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
Beachcomber Beach Resort
Postcard Inn On The Beach
Postcard Inn On The Beach
3 out of 5
6300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
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RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
3.5 out of 5
6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
Hilton Garden Inn St. Pete Beach
Hilton Garden Inn St. Pete Beach
3 out of 5
6100 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
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Dolphin Beach Resort
Dolphin Beach Resort
3 out of 5
4900 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
Dolphin Beach Resort
St Pete Beach Suites
St Pete Beach Suites
3 out of 5
6801 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
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The Saint Hotel
The Saint Hotel
7201 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706
The Saint Hotel
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.