6 Reasons to Stay at Guy Harvey Outpost

    By Carrie McLaren

    My family recently spent a long weekend at the Guy Harvey Outpost, a Tradewinds Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach.

    We spent time on the beach searching for shells, roasting s’mores, enjoying the nightly sunset and dining at RumFish Grill.

    Here are six reasons families will love the Guy Harvey Outpost:

    Guy Harvey Artwork – The resort features bright and beautiful artwork from the legendary Guy Harvey. My girls loved admiring the works, and the experience brought up some great discussions about the types of fish we saw during our stay.

    RumFish Grill – The restaurant features fantastic food -- and a 33,500-gallon aquarium. For an additional fee, you can even swim in the tank on a guided tour.

    Breathtaking Sunsets – It's almost as if time stands still each night at sunset. Surrounded by the magnificent views, you can visit the Sandbox, grab a drink and let the kids play while you soak up the last minutes of sunshine.  

    Family Activities – We spent time each night at the resort’s Sandbox for a complimentary s’mores roast. Such a fun way to end a day at the beach. My girls also tried out the inflatable surfing ride -- it’s for adults, too, -- which provides great laughs and memories.

    Access to Two Resorts – Just 300 steps away, you’ll find the Outpost’s sister property, the Island Grand Tradewinds Resort. Home to paddle boats, a mini-golf course, the KONK Club (Kids Only, No Kidding) and the High Tide Slide -- Outpost guests have access to these great activities as part of the resort fee.

    Extra Living Space – Splurge for a family suite and you’ll enjoy a stovetop, full-sized refrigerator, microwave, and toaster – all the comforts of home. With an extra living room, two televisions and separate sleeping areas, we were still able to enjoy our evening once the girls were fast asleep.

    If you’re in need of a beachfront getaway, don’t miss this great resort. My family's already talking about a return visit.

    Insider Tip:  If you like traveling with your four-legged family members, you’re in luck. The Guy Harvey Outpost offers pet-friendly accommodations and a large outdoor area for dogs to enjoy their vacation, too.

    If you go...
    Guy Harvey Outpost, a Tradewinds Beach Resort
    6000 Gulf Blvd.
    St. Pete Beach, Fla 33706

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