Upham Beach
Upham Beach
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  • Kapt K
    Lawrenceville, Georgia61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Beach
    We stayed at Saint Pete Beach Suites a short walk away from this beach. This was our go to beach and it was great. First day water was a little rough but everyday after that was fabulous. You can rent a cabana or Umbrella here or just bring your own chairs and umbrella. We did both and the cabana was very convenient on a windy day(that claimed many umbrella casualties). There is also a place to get a quick meal here at this beach. The water is wonderful here and the beach is very clean. It is a LITTLE rougher on the feet then Clearwater or PCB as there are more mashed up shells in the sand but nothing too crazy. Wish we were still there.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Eric B
    19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Gulf Beach with amenities
    Situated on the north end of St Pete Beach, Upham Beach is covered with the famous Gulf Coast white sand. Because of the nearby jetty there are a couple of smaller lagoons where kids can play, out of the surf. Not that there is ever much surf here, per se. Most days, the Gulf is calm. There is a snack bar/restaurant at the beach called the Paradise Grill. Don't let its looks decieve you, the food is quite good here and priced right, and they sell beer. There are also bathrooms and a shower if needed. Parking can be a bit challenging, especially on weekends or holidays, beware. You also have to use a parking app, which some older vistors may struggle with. Great beach witha mixture oflocals and tourists alike.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 November 2023
  • Aashish K
    Columbus, Ohio102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gem of a Beach
    If you can find parking, this is a great beach to visit. If you can't find parking, the secret is plenty of parking on the weekends at the Bank of America at the corner of 75th, less than half a mile away. The beach and sand are clean, there is a snack vendor close by, and the people are nice. It was a surprisingly nice beach, and we would go again.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 June 2024
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JagerFam
Winter Garden, FL51 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Not the beach's fault... Sand was nice, view was great, but there was Red Tide and it was awful. I didn't get in the ocean and that bummed me out. Dead fish everywhere. And something I didn't know, Red Tide can give you respiratory issues. Everyone in my group was coughing and we couldn't figure out why until we Googled it. Within minutes of leaving after our couple day stay, the cough was gone.
Written 19 October 2021
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Kenneth T
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful beach to stroll on, search for shells and get your feet wet in the Gulf. Volleyball nets, a cafe/bar, restrooms, and several places to access the beach. Paid parking and a few great restaurants very close if you need a break.
Beach continues on to St Pete Beach after a bit.
No matter what weather, or what time of day, it's always beautiful.
Written 30 January 2020
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Joy M
Gulfport, FL719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Upham Beach is less crowded than other parts of St. Pete Beach. There are plenty of cabanas, lounge chairs and umbrellas available. Paradise Grille is here for great food, drinks, and rest rooms.
Written 22 November 2020
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Kapt K
Lawrenceville, GA61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We stayed at Saint Pete Beach Suites a short walk away from this beach. This was our go to beach and it was great. First day water was a little rough but everyday after that was fabulous.

You can rent a cabana or Umbrella here or just bring your own chairs and umbrella. We did both and the cabana was very convenient on a windy day(that claimed many umbrella casualties). There is also a place to get a quick meal here at this beach.

The water is wonderful here and the beach is very clean. It is a LITTLE rougher on the feet then Clearwater or PCB as there are more mashed up shells in the sand but nothing too crazy.

Wish we were still there.
Written 28 July 2023
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tdawn_21
Lake Wales, FL402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
We absolutely loved this beach and had so much fun. Parking is limited so get there early. Restaurant and restrooms are available. We saw so many schools of fish and snorkeled with them. The garden next to the beach is awesome. We sat for hours and watched probably close to 15 dolphins feeding. I have never saw so many dolphins in one area. The sunset is also amazing
Written 12 May 2022
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Engelbert30184
White, GA88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Very wide beach with sugar white sands but very small waves if any and the ocean breeze is also small (at least when we were there) and the beach is a long way from the hotels once you add the ugly weeded area beyond the wide beach. Looked like a big lake rather than an ocean. Not impressed!
Written 18 October 2021
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Eric B
Safety Harbor, Florida, United States19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Situated on the north end of St Pete Beach, Upham Beach is covered with the famous Gulf Coast white sand. Because of the nearby jetty there are a couple of smaller lagoons where kids can play, out of the surf. Not that there is ever much surf here, per se. Most days, the Gulf is calm. There is a snack bar/restaurant at the beach called the Paradise Grill. Don't let its looks decieve you, the food is quite good here and priced right, and they sell beer. There are also bathrooms and a shower if needed. Parking can be a bit challenging, especially on weekends or holidays, beware. You also have to use a parking app, which some older vistors may struggle with. Great beach witha mixture oflocals and tourists alike.
Written 17 November 2023
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Aashish K
Columbus, OH102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
If you can find parking, this is a great beach to visit. If you can't find parking, the secret is plenty of parking on the weekends at the Bank of America at the corner of 75th, less than half a mile away. The beach and sand are clean, there is a snack vendor close by, and the people are nice. It was a surprisingly nice beach, and we would go again.
Written 15 June 2024
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bluecookies
Davenport, FL2,713 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
Upham Beach is pretty much St. Pete Beach, just a stones throw up the coast. It's very pretty. I've heard they have done some serious undertaking to restore the sand on the beach. I don't know what it looked like previously, but I can tell you it is a very wide beach now, almost like Clearwater. The beach seems to be clean and well maintained.

Close to the parking area there are restrooms, outdoors showers to rinse the sand off and concessions. The only real downside is you do pay for parking by the hour which is common up and down the coast. Also, keep in mind there are no lifeguards. They also have some volleyball courts set up as well.

I've included several pictures from our visit including the parking area, beach, view, etc.

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Written 5 January 2015
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GirlyGirl86
St. Pete Beach, FL24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
There is a snack stand, picnic tables and restrooms... right off the parking area. 7 miles of beach to walk, you can bring your own beach chair or rent a cabbana/chairs. You can bring your own food/beverages if you like. Volleyball is set up and the the sand is perfect for making sand castles!
Written 9 December 2014
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