St. Pete Beach is a great place for fun and great shots of you and your loved ones. Whether it’s by the beach, on a cruise, or with a dolphin, there’s always a great backdrop for super selfies. Here are just a few of our favorite selfie spots here at Alden Suites!
The Alden Suites Dolphin
Everyone loves taking selfies with our aquatic mascot Suite Alden. He is the perfect picture partner!
Parasailing Over the Gulf
What’s better than a selfie you can snap while floating high above the Gulf of Mexico? Book a trip on a thrilling parasail from our beachfront Suncoast Watersports kiosk and take a selfie that soars above the rest.
In front of the Alden Suites Event Board
The Alden event board is a great place to take a group selfie if you’re attending one of our many events. It’s great to get a shoutout for your event whether it’s a blogger bash or family reunion!
The Sunset Brews Cruise by Suncoast Watersports is the perfect place for a stunning selfie. The sunset is in full view and makes for super shots.
Our little stretch of pristine beach is an excellent place for a classic beach selfie. With all the colors of the sunset and water, it is a perfect backdrop for a fun photo op!
These are some of the best selfie spots in St. Pete, but there are many more. If you have any special spots to add, please leave a comment!
Dogs are part of the family and it’s always awesome to find places you can bring your animal pals to play. Lucky for you St. Pete Beach has many pet-friendly beaches and restaurants for you and your furry friend to enjoy. Not to mention our very own dog-friendly Alden Suites which allows pets to join you on your beach getaway.
Fort De Soto Park
Fort De Soto is a great place to have an adventure with your four-legged friend. Dogs are allowed anywhere in the park on a leash. They also have their own beach divided into separate sections for small and large dogs. Here your furry friends can go for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico. They also have cooling stations with showers and dog-level water fountains to keep your pet comfortable in the Florida sun.
Boulevard Burgers offers juicy burgers and a wide selection of craft beer. Their covered outdoor deck is great for dogs and they offer them water and delicious snacks. It’s a great place to enjoy bar food such as zesty jalapeno poppers and tasty guacamole while you relax with your furry friend.
Honeymoon Island State Park
Honeymoon Island’s dog beach is the best place to enjoy the crystal-clear, shallow water that’s perfect for dogs to wade through comfortably and cool off. Dogs are allowed on the nature trail with a leash and have plenty of room to roam.
Nikko Mussolini Dog Boutique & Spirits
Tony Campetti wanted a place where he could have a drink with his dog Nikko, so he created Nikko Mussolini Dog Boutique and Spirits. Offering craft beer on tap, bottled brews, global wines, Chinese tea, cappuccino and espresso, Nikko’s has everything you need. They also cater to your four-legged friend with handmade dog treats and doggie apparel. It’s a drinker’s paradise for both man and man’s best friend.
Shell Key Shuttle Sunset Cruises
Shell Key Shuttle is dog-friendly! Bring your best friend to enjoy a sunset cruise sightseeing the pristine barrier islands south of Pass-A-Grille. It’s so relaxing to take in the sunset and occasional dolphin sighting with your animal pal.
These are just a few of the pet-friendly places to visit in St Pete Beach. We love our furry friends and are happy they can enjoy our resort and many fun activities throughout the area! If you have any more pet-friendly places to add to our list, just leave a comment.
The shore in St. Pete Beach, with sugar-white sands and gentle clear waves, brings bliss to our Alden Suites guests every day. But if you only stay on land, you’re missing much of the fun that Florida’s Gulf Coast has to offer. We love to get out on the water, and there are so many cool ways to take a boating excursion here in the St. Pete Beach area.
Luckily, here at the Alden, you just have to step out of your suite to begin your adventure on the water. Suncoast Watersports has a kiosk on our beach, where you can sign up to go paddle boarding, parasailing, and jet-skiing. They even have a Two Island Snorkel and Explore Dolphin tour. This 3.5 hour tour stops at two amazingly unique islands where you can either snorkel or explore. The first island is beautiful Egmont Key Preserve where you can explore the ruins of Fort Dade which was built into the sand dunes during the Spanish American war. Gopher tortoises and other wildlife are the only inhabitants left but at one time the fort housed 200 US soldiers and 300 Seminole Indian prisoners.
Prior to being a fort the island was a strategic ambush point for pirates looking to surprise ships with precious cargo entering Tampa Bay to trade goods with the local population. The second island stop is at “Sand Dollar Island” located just off the coast of famous Fort Desoto and Shell Key preserve. Sand Dollar Island has an abundance of sand dollars and other great shells including horse conchs, shark eye shells and tulip shells to name just a few. You will come back with a bag full of awesome shells you can’t find on any of our vacation beaches.
For little ones with a love for all things pirate, the Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise in Clearwater Beach can’t be beat. Take a short drive up the coast to the Clearwater Beach Marina, and you can’t miss the red pirate ship. The Captain Memo crew goes all out to give families the full pirate experience, with eye patches, pirate hats and fun seafaring music. The boat sails out into the Gulf, and at one point they pretend the ship is under attack. All the kids get a toy cannon water gun and they fight off the bad pirates and save the day. It’s a classic Florida experience that your kids will always remember.
Who doesn’t love dolphins? Luckily here on the Gulf Coast we have plenty of opportunities to experience the joy of watching dolphins frolic in the surf. Any boat ride you take is likely to encounter some dolphins in the Gulf, and sometimes they’ll even jump and play in your boat’s wake. But for the best dolphin encounter, we recommend a trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This dolphin rescue center is home to Winter the Dolphin, star of her own movie series. When you visit, you can see Winter up close and tour the expansive aquarium. They also offer a sea safari boat tour which takes you out into the gulf to see dolphins in the wild.
If you want to wander the Gulf more freely, why not captain your own ship? Day-long and half-day boat rentals are available just across the street in the Publix plaza at Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center. You can even rent some fishing gear and try your luck at catching your own dinner! We hope you’ll get a chance to get out on the water while you’re here vacationing at the Alden Suites, it’s a wonderful way to see St. Pete Beach at its finest!