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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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"Very kind thoughtful & competent service & excellent experience with staff at all levles"
"This was the third cremation in the last 2 years at this funeral home. All our needs were met with no hassle. Thanks"
"Very happy with the service"
"The staff was kind, informative, efficient and respectful. The online obituary with pictures were beautiful."
"All staff were very knowledgeable and compassionate. They went above and beyond in helping our family during this difficult time."