I had such a fun trip to St. Pete with my friend Erin. After long boarding in Downtown St. Pete on Saturday afternoon, I drove down to Tampa to meet up with a friend from college who was moving to Colorado. The next day my friend Erin, her boyfriend, Daniel and I decided to take a trip to St. Pete Beach. I live on the East Cost but I love going to the beaches on the West Coast. I have been to Clearwater Beach but this was my first time visiting St. Pete Beach. The water is always crystal clear, a sea foam blue/green color and super calm. Although I do love the waves on the East Coast, it’s fun to have a change in scenery every once and a while.
When we got to the beach we met up with some of Erin’s friends from college. It was blazing hot outside, so we took a million pictures, played Frisbee and then swam in the ocean until we couldn’t swim anymore. Once everyone had burning feet from playing Frisbee in the sand we swam out to a sandbar. We found the coolest shells that had these living sea creatures in them. They looked like a strange hermit crab/snail. None of us knew what they were but if you flipped them upside down, the animal would crawl out and flip it’s shell back!
Once everyone was done swimming we walked up to Undertow Beach Bar to grab something to drink. I’ve never been a huge fan of bars but this one was really fun and right on the beach. You could walk up to the bar, grab something to drink and then sit down on these giant chairs and enjoy the beach view. I only drank water but there was a guy there selling shaved ice and he made us all samples to taste for free! It was the perfect treat to escape the heat.
It really was such a fun trip and we went on so many new adventures! The flat water may not be ideal for surfing but it’s perfect for snorkeling and floating around. I can’t wait to go back and bring my flamingo float and maybe buy a snorkel so I can search for sand dollars! Can I just vacation everyday on the beach? Sounds like a plan to me!