"Practice the Art of Loving Life"
In Pass-A-Grille, prepare yourself for a laid-back refreshing dip into the past.
The city’s motto is:
For additional information about Pass-A-Grille, go to www.visitpassagrille.com.
If you recall from our previous visit here in June 2013, this community has a Caribbean-type feel with its narrow side streets and pastel-colored buildings.
We'll enjoy a full day here--no hustling you aboard the bus till 6:00.
It’s just over a 2 hour drive to this well-kept secret, one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. We feel this lovely town is ideal for August because of the short depth of the beach; there’s only a short distance from the coach to the water, great for easily conveying your personal beach chairs and umbrellas.
We welcome you to join us for our return to the undeveloped, unhurried, and unpretentious
Barefoot Beachcombers Club (‘BBC’ will also suffice)
333 Colony Blvd. #110
The Villages, FL 32162
To join us on this trip, print the reservation form (click on green button below) and mail it along with your check (made out to the BBC) for $25 per person to the address below.
Liability Waiver: The BBC has a revised Liability Waiver specific to our club. Even if you have signed a liability release form in the past for our club, we are asking that you sign the revised one. This will only need to be done one time; not yearly as in the past. Please click on link below, print and sign, and give the form to your bus leader on this trip.
| Anna Maria Island|
| August 17|| Pass-A-Grille|
| September 21-24|| St. Simon and Jekyll Islands|
| October 19 || Siesta Key|
|November 16|| Venice (Sidewalk Chalk Festival)|
On August 1st, we will conduct our lottery and you will be notified by email of your trip status.
We must alert you to the fact that there is no lifeguard in Pass-A-Grille. P lease take that into consideration when deciding whether you wish to join us on this trip.
Restaurants in Pass-A-Grille -- Start Lickin' Your Lips!
Right on the Beach
Across the Street from the Beach
On 8th Avenue
On the Intracoastal Waterway -- 1 Block Away
Call 727-776-7553 for free shuttle (tip only) or visit: www.freebeachride.com.
The third option would be to take the free golf cart shuttle (tip only) about 10 blocks north in Pass-a-Grille to several additional restaurants.
The Seahorse restaurant near Merry Pier, which is open only until 2:30, would offer you the opportunity to have a bite to eat while watching boat traffic pass by.
But, if you’re feeling too relaxed to walk even one block (you lazy American, you), adjourn instead to the Hurricane Restaurant or the Brass Monkey right across the street from the beach for lunch and/or dinner.
The stunning beach is immaculate and the water a lovely shade of turquoise blue. The Paradise Grill is right on the beach, offering delicious fare, public restrooms/changing area, outside showers, and a little beach shop. There is a patio area with picnic tables and other seating. The chair/umbrella rental stand is right beside this building to the north. However, it is pricey; $30 for a cabana and 2 chairs—that is, until we get on their case about the high price!
at the southern tip of St. Pete Beach
August 17, 2015
2015 Beach Trips
I/we would like to go to Pass-A-Grille with the BBC on August 17th. Enclosed is my $25 check (pp).
Print your name(s): ________________________________________________________
I/we wish to be on the bus with these friends ________________________________________
I/we still have a credit with the BBC and I would like to use that credit. _______
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The museum has installed the bell shown below to be rung at sunset.
Info about the shuttle and websites for all of these restaurants are provided below for your consideration.
Finally, we are hoping to schedule a speaker from the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum to join us on the beach to present a short history of the island. If you are interested in attending, you can simply bring your chair over to the designated spot and join us for less than one hour. (Your eyes have permission, however, to drift far afield!)
The adjacent 8th Avenue offers whimsical shops for a late afternoon stroll. At the end of 8th Avenue, just one block away, is the historic Merry Pier on the Boca Ciega Bay. It’s a fabulous place just to chill out, watch the fishermen, chat with the locals, and chase pelicans. The whole deal! Unfortunately, the shuttle to Shell Island is going out of operation on this exact day for two weeks; however, it will save you another $25--buy a lot of ice cream instead.
And, in the event of Florida’s customary brief summer showers, the surrounding shops and restaurants are, again, just a few steps away. There is also an ice cream stand right across the street.