Bay Palms Waterfront Resort & Marina - St Pete Beach


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4237 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM

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17 Reviews

by Sven S. - Verified user on Apr 01, 2024
Exelent marina, close to beach, restaurant and shopping

by Richard D. - Verified user on Mar 04, 2024
Great place. Not really a marina more a chain of 3 boutique hotels with a few docks. For $10pp/day you can use amenities including pools and beach. Happy hour includes free wine and beer. Pet friendly. Approach looks pretty skinny on charts, but it can be accessed by anything under 6ft draft. Hug the eastern shore for deepest water.

by Jackie C. - Verified user on Feb 11, 2024
Good place to stay near the beach, stores, and restaurants.

by Lynn V. - Verified user on Feb 09, 2024
We never saw a dockmaster or even a motel worker the entire time we were docked there, a week. The tide was very low every morning and we had no idea if our boat would float or would touch bottom. How deep is the slip? No clue. The posts are built on the outside of the skinny docks, which isn’t what we’re used to having to tie up to. Getting on and off the boat was horrendous, with these high and skinny docks during tide situation. Not sure I’d ever come back there, not a single employee ever checked in or helped with the docking. Thank goodness I can dock without help, but many people enjoy the assistance a marina will give. It’s cheap if you want that.
Marina Response:
Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. I am pleased to let you know we just redid all of our pilings, poles, and bumpers. We would love to have you back for another stay with us in the future to show you all the wonderful upgrades.

by Scott L. - Verified user on Jan 22, 2024
What you get for your money is a very convenient place to tie up your boat. For an extra fee you can also get electricity. That’s it. No restrooms, no showers, no help docking or leaving. The docks are fixed, and there was about a three-foot tidal range that would have left my bow on the rocks if I hadn’t woke up in the middle of the night and moved further aft.

by phil m. - Verified user on Dec 21, 2023
Nice location, close beach access, handy laundry. BUT there are no restrooms at the marina. It’s a relatively short walk (100 yds) and this morning the desk clerk refused to let me use the restroom because I didn’t have a “wristband”. I explained that I was staying in the marina and she said “I don’t need the attitude”. Sad… other than that a great stay, too bad.

by Kevin H. - Verified user on Dec 06, 2023
Nice place quiet in a perfect location. The marina is calm water awesome place to dock.

by Tarek G. - Verified user on Nov 05, 2023
The Marina is clean, quiet and well located. Restaurants and bars and the beach all close by! Staff is friendly and professional. We will be back again very soon!

by Lisa S. - Verified user on Jan 16, 2023
Very nice people, Slips are small. No bathrooms or showers, but had laundry and a happy hour with free beer and wine ($10/each for the 4 nights), plus beach access and heated pool.

by Doreen S. - Verified user on Jan 05, 2023
No bathrooms No shower No one to help land Have to pay to use the pool Long way in very shallow Close to beautiful beach Would Not recommend Disappointed
Marina Response:
Good afternoon, We're so sorry your stay was not enjoyable. We do appreciate the feedback as we are a small business with a new marina and still learning how to improve. We sent you a direct message and would love to make this right. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

by Jean T. - Verified user on Dec 11, 2022
Great place, close to good restaurants, pharmacy, laundry and pool onsite, shallow to get there so hug the shore

by Brad B. - Verified user on Mar 28, 2022
Dock pilings and cleats were new with plenty of vertical bumper strip. Enough water depth at low tide, however we pulled in and were glad we did. Our spot against the smaller deck (north) was out of the water against the sea wall. The decks were very nice with chairs, covered tables, and charcoal grills. The power pedestals and water access was sufficient with some stations having hoses already attached, which we used each afternoon to rinse salt spray off. Small pool and property cleanliness was average. Would have been nice to have a bathroom by the pool/deck. My biggest complaint would be the fishing off the dock fingers and seawall. The two huge decks have tons of footage to fish off the front of, yet people still want to be right on top of you. Had people walking down the already narrow dock fingers to toss there bait under my boat and casting over my motor. Even had one guy push my boat off the pilings with the slack in ropes so he could get between. Snagged my dock line when retrieving his bait. Staff is non-existent in evenings to control this, as they are all at main hotel across the street. You also have guests on the decks all night. Not quiet at all if that’s what you are looking for.

by Jody S. - Verified user on Mar 27, 2022
Moment of Zen, a 36-foot by 15-foot powercat, thoroughly enjoyed a four-day stay at Bayview Plaza during March 2022. The only reason for the four stars rather than five is that although good solid padded pilings were recently added to the nice long finger piers, the distance from the boat to the piers themselves required a ramp. I was told the wood on the finger piers would soon be replaced, so the hope is that they will be reconstructed to overcome the new gap. Otherwise, it was a delightful stay. Easy walk to the beach across the street. Restaurants, drug store and Public are an easy walk. Nearby neighborhoods offer good and low-traffic dog-walking. The location is very well-protected at the end of Big McPherson bayou. When entering from the ICW on lower Boca Ciega Bay, be sure to hug the starboard shoreline carefully. If heading north, don't turn west toward the entrance until you reach half-way between the bridge and red "26." Then trace the shoreline back and inside to find plenty of find plenty of water. The easiest way to see the course is to use Navionics sonar charts.

by Jennifer E. - Verified user on Mar 10, 2022
The Bayview Marina facilities were great! It is small and affiliated with 3 boutique hotels that offer all their amenities for a mere $10. We were stern in and had a great view of the pool area. Our boat is 44 feet with a draft of 3.5 feet and a beam of 14 feet but we had no trouble getting just need to pay attention in McPherson's Bayou and hug the starboard shore on your way in. Unlike other marinas we have known, the internet is blazing fast. Shore power and water are good and well situated. The beach is just across the street and stores and restaurants abound! Sheldon. who is in charge of the marina, was very accommodating and friendly. Visitor parking is not available (at least not in high season). We have decided to extend our stay another night and will definitely be back!
Marina Response:
Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. We have even since then improved our dock spaces and have acquired land nearby that gives us the opportunity to offer visitor parking for either an hourly price or nightly price. We are continuing to make improvements and we hope to host you again in the future.

by Carey M. - Verified user on Jan 02, 2022
Great little getaway spot.
Marina Response:
Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your review, we're happy you enjoyed our little slice of paradise. We hope to host you again in the future.

by John B. - Verified user on Dec 16, 2021
Marina is spotless!!! Excellent location. Definitely recommend.
Marina Response:
Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your review, we're constantly making improvements on our dock for an even better stay next time. We hope to host you again in the future.

by Nancy R. - Verified user on Dec 12, 2021
A little tricky to get into with our 47 Ft boat. Dock is serviceable but it’s a nice long dock. Be sure to bow in and check Active Captain for navigating in this Bayou. Great location!
Marina Response:
Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate the feedback and the tip to check Active Captain. We hope to host you again in the future.

About Bay Palms Waterfront Resort & Marina - St Pete Beach

Bay Palms Waterfront Resort – Hotel and Marina is an award winning boutique resort of only 15 rooms and 9 Marina slips located directly on Boca Ciega Bay. Bay Palms boasts one of the largest privately owned fishing piers in St. Petersburg (1500 square feet!) where you can fish, dock your vessel, and meet Florida’s sea creatures like manatees or dolphins! Bay Palms is also pet friendly, meaning that you can bring the entire family for a vacation you’ll remember for a lifetime.

With a beautiful pool overlooking the Boca Ciega Bay, the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort is the best destination for relaxation; and best of all, Bay Palms is only 200 feet from the beach. After a fresh renovation just last year, The Bay Palms is sure to wow you with clean spacious rooms with kitchenettes, and separate bedrooms. We’ve also installed a brand new dock on the water with beautiful lights for a great spot to unwind day or night.

Try us and see why so many people come back year after year.

Voted Best Marina on St Pete Beach, we are proud to be a 3-star resort and members of the Superior Small Lodging Association, Florida Green Lodging, and are Approved by AAA for Quality and Standards.

Helpful Tip: Hug right when pulling in the canal all the way into the marina.

We do not have onsite restrooms however there are restrooms within 100 yards from the marina. We do have outdoor uncovered showers for use. We have no restaurant on property but there are 20 restaurants walking distance from the marina. Parking is available offsite for an additional fee. Please call (727)367-2791 for any questions you may have. It will be our pleasure to help you.


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  • Dog Park
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