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Beach Memorial Chapel

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Beach Memorial Chapel in St. Pete Beach, Florida, creates funeral services that honor and respect each family we serve. For more than 80 years, our St. Pete Beach funeral home has grown with the community and provided funeral and cremation services to better serve our families.

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When planning a funeral, you should feel confident in your funeral provider. The Dignity Memorial family of funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries is backed by the largest network of funeral providers in North America. We are proud to offer valuable services to families that only we can offer. Learn more about the Dignity Difference.

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Funeral services that celebrate life

Reception room at Beach Memorial Chapel 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.

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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.

History

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

Service room at Beach Memorial ChapelOur 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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