Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
- Large capacity chapel
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Recently renovated
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Beautiful views
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Multicultural funerals
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Funeral services that celebrate life
Our St. Pete Beach funeral home welcomes families with caring and compassionate service. We are dedicated to helping you create a funeral or cremation service that celebrates your loved one's passions and interests, ensuring we capture their legacy. We'll guide you through the funeral planning process—from start to finish—including obituaries, flowers, keepsakes, videos and more to share with friends and family.
Life is precious. When a life does end, saying goodbye is difficult. It is our mission at Beach Memorial Chapel to assist families through this most difficult period by providing quality services in a meaningful way. Please contact us if you would like more information about our services.
In the mid-1930s, the St. Pete Beach area, which was also known as Long Key, was just being discovered as a winter resort locale. L.W. Baynard Sr. realized that the developing area was missing something it desperately needed—a modern memorial chapel with its own crematory.
Choosing St. Petersburg as his setting, Baynard opened Baynard's Beach Memorial Chapel and operated it in conjunction with Baynard Funeral Home in downtown St. Petersburg in 1936. By the following year, the Baynard Beach location's crematory was completed, and for many years operated as the only crematory in the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay area.
Meeting the needs of our community
Our original Beach Memorial Chapel building consisted of a large lobby that doubled as the chapel office, a receiving area and an apartment for an attendant. In 1949, Baynard partnered with Paul E. Thompson, and the 2 men converted the chapel into a facility featuring a full-service funeral home, crematory and ambulance service.
The renovated facility, which was renamed Baynard-Thompson Beach Memorial Chapel, also included a casket display room, embalming facilities and garage apartment. Following an acquisition in 1983, the name was changed to Beach Memorial Chapel.
Our funeral home today
Today, our St. Pete Beach funeral home and crematory continue to serve the needs of the St. Pete beach communities as well as all of Pinellas County. We are proud to uphold this tradition of quality service and look forward to assisting you. Please contact us to learn more about our funeral services in St. Pete Beach, and allow us to provide you with support during this time.
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