Walkabout on St. Pete Beach's Gulf Way in Historic Pass-A-Grille STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT NEFF

Oct. 9, 2017. The walkabout started at the southernmost point of St. Pete Beach, which is the quaint and historic Pass-A-Grille neighborhood. I could throw a baseball and hit the Mile Marker 0 sign on Pass-A-Grille Way. Photographs are courtesy of my iphone.

Tides are still high after Nate Hurricane skirted the Suncoast.
Hurricane Irma definitely replenished the beaches.
Hurricane Irma took the top of all the signs had a wound (bubble) marker for the beach.
High tide is normally not this high.
Hurricanes Irma and Nate washed up many shells.
Another bench to walk on...
shells were everywhere. Those are abnormal wave for us.
Paradise Grille is the central gather spot for sunset. It has an outdoor restaurant, benches, and restrooms.
Pelicans flying overhead.
Pelicans heading out to Fort DeSoto, Outback Key or Egmont Key.
Early bird gets a great spot for sunset.
Paradise Grille.
North side of Paradise Grille has cornhole. Plus, you can rent cabanas and chairs.
Hurricanes Irma and Nate have left behind debris.
An adult forgot their bucket.
Birds and humans coexist.
One of several black skimmer colonies.
Another black skimmer colony.
The currents along the beach in Pass-A-Grille tend to collect shells in well-spaced clumps.
Sea oats are protected, so they can protect the dunes.. DON'T DO THIS!
Adults forgot their shells.
Hurricane Irma turned the sign upside down. Short walk to Gulf Way. Just up and over the service vehicle access.
Out on Gulf Way. Yes, who doesn't have parking meters. but the beach is easily accessible!
Gulf Way Walkway is one mile long from the special vehicle access to the southernmost point, where I started.
Pass-A-Grille is on a very narrow peninsula. The water out there is Pass-A-Grille channel which connects Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Beach access points are well-spaced. Some have rinse stations.
Paradise Grille from Gulf Way. Great if you need items for the beach.
The open area hosts markets.
Looking south. On the left are the restaurants.
Entrance to southernmost point of Pass-A-Grille and the pier. To the left is the jetty, where Pass-A-Grille Channel and the Gulf of Mexico meet.

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