Cycle Brewing has a great location right in downtown St. Pete, Florida. The beer is quite good... read more
Yes but, they are relatively small and high tide makes them smaller. Not walking distance. Best to visit Sunset Beach or Treasure Island (20 min drive & parking a hassle on both) if you want to drink on the beach (no glass... More
Yes but, they are relatively small and high tide makes them smaller. Not walking distance. Best to visit Sunset Beach or Treasure Island (20 min drive & parking a hassle on both) if you want to drink on the beach (no glass allowed on any FL beach) . Fort Desoto (15 min from Cycle) is a great beach but, there are two tolls and $5 to enter the park. No alcohol allowed though. There is a Cycle in Gulfport as well that has a beach on the bay but, I don't know if alcohol is allowed there. Probably not. As a local here, (lived on St,Pete beach and Maderia beach for years) we buy crowlers at Cycle, put them in a cooler and take the 2 1/2 hour drive to Cocoa Beach when we want to actually spread out and have beach related fun. When you run out of Cycle crowlers, there is Cocoa Beach Brewing Company close by. Cocoa Beach's beach is big and there are lots places to set up. By the pier is best if you like to watch the surfers, get some food & there is three bars right there, one right on the end of the pier where you can fish AND drink. We have seen a few rocket launches while sitting on the beach there too. You can actually see a couple of the launch sites from the beach. There is free parking at Ron Jons and the Surf company always easy unless major holiday. $10 at the pier all day or metered. You can get a beach view room at Cocoa Beach Suites there for about 100 bucks and only 1-1/2 blocks from beach. I have lived on this (west) coast of FL for 35 years. We go to Cocoa because it is more laid back, less stressful, less touristy and more affordable. I still surf too and the east coast actually has waves. Daytona is cool but, pretty crowded and not so laid back. Been there once during normal times and rode my bike there a few for bike week. Have not been in 10 years so, there ya go. Although there is not really a decent beach to speak of near Cycle, there are parks, the huge Marina and lots to walk around and look at. Museums and lots of cool shops too if that's your thing. From upscale bars, restaurants and clubs to down and dirty bars and GOOD quick eats. First Friday night of every month they shut down part of Central ave and there is a huge crowd. Live music everywhere and quite an event (if you can find parking). Hope that helps!