Do you know what is the ideal beach vacation? Well, it’s a place you can get to easily, a place that offers numerous dining choices and a place that once you arrive there you are able to move around with ease with activities beside sea surfing and sun bathing on the beach that you can do. Well, Florida’s Clear_water Beach meets the criteria for the ideal beach vacation. Located near the Gulf of Mexico you can there through air travel to Tampa and once there get from place to place by foot.
Where to go
A huge attraction of Clearwater beach is its sandy white beach ?(usually compared to talcum powder) which is about 2.5 miles . It won TripAdvisors Traveler Choice Awards and was named the best beach in the US.
If you are the type looking to do much more than sun bathing or scuba diving then hop on over to 311 S. Gulfview Blvd., contact number 954-924-9779. There you can give indoor surfing a try inside a surf styled shop called FlowRider. It will cost you $30 for thirty minutes.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a safe haven for sea creatures. It is also home to a celebrity named Winter–A dolphin that was part of a 2011 movie “Dolphin Tale”. Admission rate is $21.95. However Seniors pay $19.95 and children 3-12 years of age pay $16.95. The aquarium is located at Windward Passage contact number 727-441-1790. You can either get to the aquarium through bike riding or for $2.25 you can take the Jolly Trolley. Or, you can purchase a $5 unlimited day pass. Kids under 5 ride for free.
Go for a sail aboard Captain Memos Pirate Cruise. The rates are
- Adults $36
- Seniors $33< /LI>
- Teens 13-17 ,$31
- Kids 3-12, $28
- Kids 2 and under , $11
Contact info is 25,Causeway Blvd., 727-446-2587. While on board adults are treated to free cocktails and a dance party while pirate crew show the kids a good time.
On Pier 60 at 1 Causeway Blvd., if the weather behaves you can experience the beautiful sunset at a festival held every night with street performers and other Artist entertain those present.
You can also take the Jolley Trolley to Tapon Springs famously known for Greek bakeries, art galleries and more.
When it comes to eating you have a choice of food prepared from beachfront cafes or hotel cuisine.
If seafood is what you fancy then, Crabby Bills is where you will find grilled grouper sandwiches and grilled oysters. This local hangout spot is located at 37 Causeway Blvd., 727-210-1313.
At 431 S. Gulfview Blvd., contact number 727-461-7795 you will find Post Corner Pizza and Restaurant with its 70s style decor. There you can purchase Greek salad, pizza or gyro platter.
Another local hangout venue is the Original Cafe which can be found at 41 Baymont Street ., 727-446-3607 serves fried grouper cheeks and fish tacos. Caretta in the Sandpearl Resort at 500 Mandalay Ave., 727-441-2425 serve mojitodrinks, and sushi while providing patrons with breathtaking views of the beach.
Where You Can Stay
A newly opened spot is the Opal Sands which can be found at 430S.Gulfview Blvd., 855-355-1087. Since its on the beach, there is the possibility of laying eyes on a manatee while lounging on the balcony.
The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa at 301 S. Gulfview Blvd., 727-371-1234 with lovely ocean views is another place to stay. Every room is equipped with a kitchenette which is great news for families who am sure will embrace or you can dine at the luxurious Sea-Guini.
In as much as you can go exploring by foot you don’t have too as you can advantage of a free ride service in Florida where passengers only give the drivers a tip. Florida Free Rides operates on a 9am to 3am daily schedule . 727-424-5458 is the contact info for requesting a car. done- get pic of white sand Clearwater beach