Clearwater Beach Activities

Is Clearwater Beach Walkable?

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Is Clearwater Beach Walkable? - Hogan's Hangout

Is Clearwater Beach Walkable? YES! Clearwater Beach is a very walkable beach town with everything you need close by.

When visiting Clearwater Beach you’ll have a variety of options on where to stay that will play a role in how close everything is to you, but no matter where you stay, the island is walkable! When mentioning distances in this article, I’ll be using The Villas of Clearwater Beach and Surfside Condos as the reference point. Both of these fantastic vacation rentals are beachfront condominiums located on North Clearwater Beach. This area of the beach is a quiet, family-friendly area of Clearwater Beach.

Beach Access

You’ll find beach access points almost everywhere on Clearwater Beach. When staying at the condos rented from B&W Management, you’ll have beachfront views and are steps away from touching the soft white sand.

If you’re not staying in a beachfront condo or hotel, don’t worry, the beach is still within walking distance! The most common places to stay are within 3 to 4 (small) blocks from the beach. If you’re staying on south Clearwater Beach in places like Shephard’s Beach Resort, Holiday Inn, or Hampton Inn and Suites; you will have a small beach area nearby, but you’ll have to walk a bit further to get to the public beach area. The public beach is still very walkable at roughly a quarter-mile.

Restaurants

There are delicious restaurants everywhere on Clearwater Beach! Here are some popular restaurants on Clearwater Beach and their walking distance from The Villas of Clearwater Beach. By no means are these the only restaurants around; there are many, many more!

Bars

Enjoy a night out on Clearwater Beach! Below are some of the bars located on Clearwater Beach, but there are many more!

Shopping

You’ll find all kinds of wonderful storefronts to shop at on Clearwater Beach. Many of these storefronts are located on Mandalay Avenue. Another great shopping experience is the popup shops located on Pier 60 every day for the Clearwater Beach sunset festival! You can combine both and walk from Surfside Condos and The Villas of Clearwater Beach down Mandalay Avenue to Pier 60. This walk is only a mile long and will take you past all kinds of storefronts as you head to Pier 60 to enjoy a beautiful sunset, popup shops, live music, and more!

Activities

The number one Clearwater Beach activity is the beach, and that is only steps away! But you might be interested in doing a little more. Here are some other Clearwater Beach Activities and how they are all within a walkable distance.

  • Paddleboarding / Kayaking: You can rent Paddleboard and kayaks from Clearwater Beach Paddleboard Co. and they’ll bring them to you on the beach for lessons! The shop is a short walk away, but you won’t have to worry about carrying the boards and kayaks back to the beach!
  • Jetski Rentals: You can rent jetskis on the beach! Just walk south towards Pier 60 and you’ll come across the rental company directly on the beach before you reach Pier 60 – roughly a half-mile away on the beach. You can also rent jetskis from the Clearwater Marina which is only a mile away.
  • Parasailing: Parasailing may be available from the jetski rental place on the beach (roughly a half-mile away), or you can find parasailing options at The Clearwater Marina as well.
  • Fishing: Enjoy fishing from the end of Pier 60, 1 mile away or fishing tours are available at The Clearwater Marina, also a mile away.
  • Dolphin Tours: Many different dolphin tour excursions are available at The Clearwater Beach Marina.
  • Sailing: Enjoy sailing cruises from the Clearwater Beach Marina as well!
  • Walk to Caladesi Island State Park: Walking to Caladesi Island State Park is possible! It’s a longer walk at roughly 4.5 miles to the far end of Caladesi Island, but it’s very beautiful and fully on the beach! Learn more about Walking from Clearwater Beach to Caladesi Island!

Albino Dolphin Sighting and Clearwater Beach Dolphin Tours

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Clearwater Beach Dolphin Tours

Have you heard the news? A young albino dolphin has been spotted swimming around the Clearwater Beach area! This young albino dolphin is very rare. It is one of only three albino dolphins that have been documented in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Clearwater Beach Aquarium posted on Facebook, “There have been recent sightings of a dolphin calf with atypical white colorization in Clearwater Bay. This animal is a known bottlenose dolphin calf named Cherub. As part of our Wild Dolphin Research Program we have observed the mother, Guardian, since 2013 and estimate that Cherub is less than one year old. The calf has a healed injury resulting in partial loss of one fluke, but otherwise appears in good condition and has displayed normal behavior. CMA will continue to observe this animal through our Photo ID program and monitor reports from our Rescue Team.”

This albino dolphin isn’t the only famous dolphin in Clearwater Beach. You can visit the movie stars, Winter and Hope, at the Clearwater Beach Aquarium! In addition to the famous dolphins, you’ll see many dolphins swimming around the Clearwater area, often playing in the wake of the Clearwater Beach Dolphin Tour boats. These dolphin tours are fun for the whole family. The dolphin tours give you a chance to see dolphins up close and enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the water or even a fun sunset cruise!

Family-Friendly Clearwater Beach Dolphin Tours

Little Toot Dolphin Adventure
Clearwater Marina Slip #16 | (727) 446-5503

Sea Screamers of Clearwater
Clearwater Marina Slip #15 | (727) 447-7200

MEGA BITE Tour Boat
Clearwater Marina Slip #7 |( 727) 724-4299

Encounters With Dolphins
Clearwater Marina | (727) 466-0375

Clearwater Fun Boat Dolphin Tours
Clearwater Marina Slip #19 | (585) 386-2628

The Tropics Boat Tours
Clearwater Marina Slip #5 | (727) 442-7433

Sea Life Safari Nature Cruise
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767 | (727) 441-1790


Clearwater Beach Family Photographer

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Clearwater Beach Family Photographer - Limboden Photography

Clearwater Beach Family Photographer – Limboden Photography

Clearwater Beach is one of the best family vacation locations in the United States! It is known for its beautiful sugar soft white sand beaches, gorgeous sunsets, and warm ocean water. It has fun family activities for all age groups and interests. Pack up the family and come visit Clearwater Beach, Florida to make memories that will last a lifetime and take as many photos as you can to capture those memories forever. Want to get high-quality photos of the whole family? Consider hiring a Clearwater Beach Family Photographer while your own your family vacation!

Family Beach Photos by Clearwater Beach Photographers

Limboden Photography
727-501-2392 | Facebook | Instagram

Ella’s Photography
812-239-5660 | Facebook

Sarah Holland Photography
727-776-0413 | Facebook | Instagram

John Paul Clearwater Beach Family Portrait Photographer
727-831-2186 | Instagram

3 Sons Clearwater Photography
727-266-2111 | Facebook

Emaleen Call Photography
727-565-9006 | Facebook | Instagram

Shana Ericson
727-424-4692

MShirley Photogrpahy
813-928-9126

Chi Photography
727-481-5737 | Facebook | Instagram

Clearwater Beach Photography
727-808-5212 | Facebook

alt Photography
717-658-6632 | Facebook | Instagram

Whimsical Memories
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Gold Sun Studios Photography
727-228-2163 | Facebook

IK PhotoArt
727-771-3451 | Facebook | Instagram

T. Brooke Photography
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Grecco Photography
727-210-7183 | Facebook | Instagram

Jessica McKnight Photography
727-269-7740 | Facebook | Instagram

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2021 Super Bowl LV Clearwater Beach Things To Do

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2021 Super Bowl LV Clearwater Beach Things To Do

Not only is the Super Bowl LV being hosted at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida but we officially know The Tampa Bay Buccanneers will be battling it out with the Kansas City Chiefs for The Vince Lombardi Trophy. Come celebrate the 2021 Super Bowl LV in the beautiful Clearwater Beach, just a short drive from Raymond James Stadium!

Where To Stay for the 2021 Super Bowl LV

If you’re looking for a place to stay, look no further than BeachResortCondos.com! We still have a few beachfront condos available for the 2021 Super Bowl, check out the available condos now! These condos are a perfect place to be to celebrate the Super Bowl. Enjoy the beautiful beach with private balcony views during the day, a heated swimming pool, and a full kitchen makes it easy to cook your favorite Super Bowl snacks.

Looking to go out to watch the game? No problem! There are many great restaurants and sports bars hosting Super Bowl watch parties just steps away from the condos some on Clearwater Beach. They’re close by and convenient to get to with a short walk, meaning no parking issues and you can safely walk home if you end up having one too many drinks.

You can also easily find your way to Raymond James Stadium directly from the condos on Clearwater Beach. Raymond James Stadium is just over 30 minutes from Clearwater Beach (without traffic).

Directions to Raymond James Stadium for the 2021 Super Bowl

Click here for directions from Google Maps.

  • When leaving the condo, make a right onto Mandalay Ave and head to the Clearwater Beach roundabout.
  • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Causeway Boulevard / Clearwater Memorial Causeway.
  • Continue straight on that road (even as it changes names) all the way across Tampa Bay.
  • As you approach the Tampa International Airport, keep right at the exit and follow the signs for FL-60 E / FL-616 / Spruce St / Tampa Intl Airport and merge onto FL-60 E.
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 1B for Spruce St toward Raymond James Stadium.
  • Continue on W Spruce Street. Take W Boy Scout Boulevard to US-92 E.
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-92 E.
  • Turn right at Steinbrenner Drive (into the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium).

Clearwater Beach – Things To Do (other than the 2021 Super Bowl)

Clearwater Beach has a ton of wonderful family-friendly activities. So if football isn’t your thing, don’t worry there’s plenty more to do.

Is Clearwater Beach Dog Friendly?

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Is Clearwater Beach Dog Friendly? Dog friendly beaches in the Clearwater Beach area.

The question of whether Clearwater Beach is dog friendly or not is often asked. The official answer is a simple no. “Dogs are not allowed on Clearwater Beach.”

…but when you are on the beach, you’ll often see dogs going for walks. Dogs aren’t allowed and we do not condone breaking the rule, but it seems to be enforced more strictly on the south beach side of Clearwater Beach. When you head to the north beachside, you’ll see more dogs. Not a lot of dogs, but in the mornings you’ll see them out for beach walks on leashes.

While it says that dogs are not allowed on Clearwater Beach when you walk further north into the North Clearwater Beach residential area there are signs at the public beach access points that say leashes are required for dogs in that area. Keep in mind, there’s no public beach parking in those areas so it would take a decent walk on the sidewalk with your dog to even get up to the area.

If you’re on vacation in the Clearwater Beach area and have your dog with you, please stay informed of the local dog rules. You can take your dogs with you in many areas as long as it stays on a leash. There’s also a fenced-in dog park at Sand Key Park and a dog-friendly beach area at Honeymoon Island located in Dunedin, Florida.

Dog-Friendly Beaches Near Clearwater Beach

Honeymoon Island State Park

Picnic Island Beach Dog Park

Gandy Bridge Causeway

Pass A Grille Dog Beach

Clearwater Beach Sunrise

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Clearwater Beach Sunrise

I’m a night owl. I love staying up late. Sunsets are beautiful and don’t mean the end of my day. It’s just a lovely break before a fun night. Clearwater Beach is known for its beautiful sunsets, but did you know there is also a gorgeous Clearwater Beach Sunrise?

I didn’t… until my daughter was born.

She’s just under two years old, and she loves spending time at the beach! It doesn’t matter what time of day it is. She’s ready to run and play when on vacation. She’s up late, happy, and having fun then out like a light that night but back up, excited, and ready to play sometimes as early as 4 AM. I’m tired! …but enjoying every minute of it.

Now that my daughter has me up to enjoy the sunrise, I realized how much I was missing. The early mornings in Clearwater Beach are beautiful. We go for walks in the early mornings. It’s quite. There’s barely a single car driving down the dark but well-lit streets in the early morning. Other than the very occasional car driving by, we’ll see a few early morning runners to say hi to. Clearwater Beach is full of friendly faces, even at 5 AM. Well, not FULL of friendly faces at 5 AM… but there are a few other people awake, and they’re all friendly. Later in the day, the sidewalks become full.

Our early morning walks consist of walking and looking at the colorful glowing lights of the different signs as we walk towards the intercoastal waterway. That’s where we watch the sun start to come up. It’s beautiful to see the warm and color lights begin to appear behind the buildings on Island Way Estates, downtown Clearwater and Dunedin. The backlight buildings often reflect perfectly in the calm waters. It’s beautiful, quiet, and peaceful. Usually, the only thing to be heard is a few birds and the giggles of my daughter as they fly by.

I’m still far from a morning person, but if you are (or if your kids are), take a walk and enjoy the Clearwater Beach sunrise on the intercoastal side of the island. Our two favorite areas are by the boat docks next to the Clearwater Beach Library & Recreation Complex or off the Papaya Street Plaza at the c0rner of Papaya Street and East Shore Drive.

After the sunrises, we head back to the beach. My daughter is similar to all kids and hates sunscreen. So she gets to enjoy that first early part of the day building sandcastles and playing in the Gulf of Mexico sans sunscreen… all before breakfast.

If you’re a morning person, where’s your favorite morning spot?

Clearwater Beach Wedding Planning

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Clearwater Beach Wedding Planning

Clearwater Beach is known for its soft sand and beautiful sunset views. It’s a beautiful place that’s easy to fall in love with and a great place to show your love to your significant other. Clearwater Beach is the perfect location for date nights, romantic weekends away, and weddings! If you’re thinking of planning a Clearwater Beach wedding here are some tips to help you get started!

Clearwater Beach Wedding Locations

On the Sand

Romantic beach weddings can frequently be seen on Clearwater Beach. If that’s your dream, you can make it happen! …but you’ll need a permit. Get some help planning and hosting your Clearwater Beach wedding with some of these companies.

Clearwater Beach Wedding Venues

Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographers and Videographers

Many of the wedding planners have photographers or can recommend many to talk with. Another way to find some is to use Instagram and search for #clearwaterbeachwedding and see all the beautiful photos and learn about the photographers there. You’ll be able to see some videographers on Instagram but you can also do a Clearwater Beach Wedding search on YouTube to see more Clearwater Beach Videographers’ work there.

Where To Stay

Many of the venues are hotels making it an easy choice for guests to stay very close by and together. If you’re not matched with a hotel, or if you’d like a place for kids, parents, and grandparents to all stay together consider renting a Clearwater Beach condo! B&W Management, Inc. offers beachfront condos with multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, full kitchens, personal laundry available in each unit, private balconies overlooking the beach, and swimming pools!

Things To Do … other than the wedding

Outside of the wonderful wedding, there are tons of fun things to do in Clearwater Beach!

If you’re looking for a relaxed bachelor or bachelorette party, you don’t need to go far! Enjoy some fun at the local bars on the island. From small dive bars like The Shipwreck to live bands and DJs at Shephard’s, there’s something for everyone. Want to have some drinks with just a few close friends? I can guarantee you keep it that way without bumping into another person with Crusin’ Tikis floating tiki bar that cruises around the Clearwater Beach area. Looking for something even more relaxing? There’s great spas and massages available at many of the resorts and businesses on Clearwater Beach.

Need a family-friendly activity? Spend some time fishing, sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding or just laying at the beach! Looking for more than just playing on the beach and water? Play a round of golf at some of the golf courses in the surrounding area. If you’re more of an inside person or just hit an unlucky rainy day, no worries! There’s still plenty to do indoors and even some great museums and art galleries in the Tampa Bay area.

Clearwater Beach Paddleboarding

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Clearwater Beach Paddleboarding Rental

Paddleboarding is a fun, relaxing, and a great way to safely keep your distance from others when vacationing in Florida. Here’s everything you need to know about Clearwater Beach Paddleboarding from where to rent a paddleboard, lessons, tours, and more!

Clearwater Beach Paddleboard Rentals

Clearwater Beach Paddleboard & Rental Co.
439 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-444-0441

BouYah Watersports – Hilton Clearwater
400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-481-0142

Tampa Bay SUP
Call/Text for location/directions | 813-784-5822
Clearwater Beach Boat Ramp (next to Clearwater Beach Library)
Abu Seba Beach (across the street from Sand Key Park)

Clearwater Beach Scooter & Bike Rentals
619 S. Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-466-9543
(Shephards Beach Resort)

Island Marine Rentals
20045 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785 | 727-595-0000

Sail Honeymoon – Kayak, Stand Up Paddleboard and Sailboat Rentals
61 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698 | 727-734-0392

Paddleboarding Lessons & Tours

Paddle Out Adventures – Rental & Tours
Clearwater Municipal Marina
25 Causeway Blvd, Slip #57, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-223-4900

Water Monkey – Rental, Lessons & Tours
727-487-2053 | Rentals brought to you! Lessons & Tours must be scheduled in advance.

“Water Monkey is a fully mobile stand up paddle board company. We proudly serve clients in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Gulfport, Clearwater area and more. Our Intro lessons are in Gulfport and Nature Tours are Fort Desoto Park. SUP rentals can be delivered to where you are in the Tampa Bay area.”

SUP Escapes – Rental, Lessons & Tours
140 Island Way, Suite #134, Clearwater, FL 33767 | 727-308-8800

Areas Outside of Clearwater Beach to go Paddleboarding

There are some truly amazing places to go paddleboarding in Florida. If your visiting when the waves are too rough to go paddleboarding, you can head to some other areas of Florida that provide some truly amazing paddleboarding experiences as well.

Clearwater Beach Fishing

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Clearwater Beach Fishing

If you’re headed to Clearwater Beach, Florida for a vacation and looking for more to do outside than just sitting on the beach, don’t worry! There’s plenty to do in the area. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors and enjoy some Clearwater Beach fishing, golfing, kayaking, or paddleboard, and more!

Shore Fishing on Clearwater Beach

You can cast a line right into the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater Beach if you’d like, but there are a few things to know before you do. The best and safest area for shore fishing on Clearwater Beach is on the north beach side of Clearwater Beach. It’s quieter throughout the day, but especially quiet in the mornings giving you plenty of room to fish safely. For those traveling to Clearwater Beach, keep in mind non-residents who are 16 years or older need to obtain Florida licenses and permits for fishing from shore, kayaks, or private boats in Florida.

Florida Fishing Licenses, Permits, and Fees:

If you don’t have a fishing Florida fishing license, don’t worry there are still other options to fish in the Clearwater Beach area such as fishing from Pier 60 or on chartered fishing boats.

Fishing on Pier 60

You can fish on Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach 7 days a week, from 6 AM to 10 PM. Simply walk down the pier to get to the Pier 60 Bait House and the Pier 60 Fishing Pier area. You can bring your own rod, or rent one directly from the Pier 60 Bait House for $8.00.

Daily Fishing Fees:
    • Adults: $8.00
    • Seniors: $6.75
    • Children 15 and under: $5.25
Weekly Pass:
    • Adults: $30.00
    • Seniors: $25.00
    • Children 15 and under $20.00
Monthly Pass:
    • Adults: $60.00
    • Seniors: $50.00
Yearly Pass:
    • Adults: $250.00
    • Seniors: $200.00

Clearwater Beach Fishing Charters

There are many different Clearwater Beach fishing charters available in the area, most of which can be found at the Clearwater Beach Marina which is located just across the street from Pier 60 at the Clearwater Beach roundabout. There are so many fishing charters in the Clearwater Marina that it is the largest fishing fleet on the west coast of Florida! Below you’ll find a list of some of the Fishing Charters located in the marina and other nearby areas for both inshore and offshore fishing in the Clearwater Beach area!

Clearwater Beach Fishing Charters

Clearwater Beach Fishing Gear

If you’re on vacation in Clearwater Beach and didn’t pack your fishing gear, don’t worry, there are places to rent everything you need nearby! Here are some places to rent fishing equipment in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Golf Courses Near Clearwater Beach, Florida

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Golf Courses Near Clearwater Beach, Florida - Cove Cay Golf Club

If you’re headed on vacation during these times with COVID-19, you are looking for areas with many outdoor activities that follow the social distancing recommendations. Clearwater Beach is a great place to be for that! The Clearwater Beach area offers large beaches with room to sit and play in your own areas, calm ocean waters to swim in, areas of kayaking or paddleboarding, and many golf courses near Clearwater Beach for more outdoor fun!

Closest Golf Courses Near Clearwater Beach by Time


Clearwater Country Club

15 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
525 N Betty Lane, Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 446-9501

The Landings

18 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
1875 Airport Drive, Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 447-5272

Pinecrest Golf Club

19 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
1200 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL 33770
(727) 584-6497

Largo Golf Course

23 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
12500 Vonn Road, Largo, FL 33774
(727) 518-3024

East Bay Golf Club

23 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
702 Country Club Drive, Largo, FL 33771
(727) 581-3333

Dunedin Golf Club

25 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
1050 Palm Boulevard, Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 733-2134

Cove Cay Golf Club

27 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater, FL 33760
(727) 535-1406

Mainlands Golf Course

30 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
9445 Mainlands Boulevard W, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
(727) 577-4847

Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club

32 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
8001 Cumberland Road, Seminole, FL 33777
(727) 392-1234

Seminole Lake Country Club

33 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
6100 Augusta Boulevard, Seminole, FL 33777
(727) 391-6255

Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club

34 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
3030 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 726-4673

Landsbrook Golf Club

37 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
4606 Village Center Drive, Palm Harbor, FL 34685
(727) 784-7333

Tarpon Springs Golf Course

38 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
1310 S. Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(727) 934-5191

Rocky Point Golf Course

38 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
4151 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 673-4316

Mangrove Bay Golf Course

43 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
875 62nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 893-7800

Cypress Links Golf Course

43 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
875 62nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 551-3333

Westchase Golf Club

43 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
11602 Westchase Golf Drive, Tampa, FL 33626
(813) 854-2331

Twin Brooks Golf Course

45 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
3800 22nd Avenue S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 893-7445

Rogers Park Golf Course

52 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
7910 N 30th Street, Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 356-1670

Babe Zaharias Golf Course

52 minutes from the Clearwater Beach Condos!
11412 Forest Hills Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 631-4374

Pebble Creek Golf Club

1 hour from the Clearwater Beach Condos.
10550 Regents Park Drive, Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 973-3870