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Clearwater Beach Grocery Store

Clearwater Beach Grocery Store

Are you planning a trip to Clearwater Beach, Florida? All of the Clearwater Beach Vacation Rentals we offer feature multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, and full kitchens! Having several bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, and a full kitchen in each of the condos provides ample room for the entire family to enjoy a family vacation together.

If your beach vacation is a week long, or even longer, you’ll definitely enjoy having the ability to cook your favorite meals. The full kitchens come with full-sized refrigerators, stovetops and ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers. Not having to go out to eat every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner will help save money and provide you with the best sunset view available – the beachfront balcony from your condo! The only thing you’ll need is a quick trip to the closest Clearwater Beach grocery store.

Closest Clearwater Beach Grocery Store

The closest Clearwater Beach grocery store is Publix Super Market at Island Village Shopping Center. Publix is just over a mile from Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach. Publix is a full supermarket with a wide range of groceries, a large deli, and fresh bakery. The Publix on Island Way features beer and wine but does not sell liquor.

There are many happy hours on Clearwater Beach, but it’s difficult to beat enjoying your favorite drink while looking over Clearwater Beach from your condominium’s balcony. If you’re looking to make your own drinks, stop by Walgreens on Clearwater Beach. Walgreens is located at 401 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 and can be seen directly from the roundabout that you take as you enter Clearwater Beach. In addition to the traditional Walgreens store, they also have a large liquor store with everything you’ll need to make your favorite cocktail.

While staying on Clearwater Beach, you may run out of sunscreen and need to buy more. All of these stores offer sunscreen, but you can also find an option closer to Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach. CVS is a located within a short walking distance from the condos and provides a quick way to pick up any grocery items you may have forgotten, extra sunscreen, after-sun skin care or even sunglasses and beach toys that you may want. While CVS is a short walk away, they also have a fairly large parking lot available for customers as well. CVS carries beer and wine but does not have a full liquor store. The closest and largest liquor store is the Walgreens right next to the Clearwater Beach roundabout.

If you’re looking for beach chairs, umbrellas, or even bikes, kayaks, paddleboards and fishing equipment! Visit Clearwater Paddle Board and Rental Co. to purchase or rent your needed beach gear!

Best Late Night Food on Clearwater Beach

Late Night Food on Clearwater Beach

Whether you caught a late flight to Clearwater Beach or you’re just craving some food late at night. You may be surprised to see a lot of your favorite places may be closed. Here are some of my favorite restaurants that are open late and provide great late night food on Clearwater Beach!

Late Night Food on Clearwater Beach

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille

7 Rockaway St, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | Open until 1 AM!

If I catch a late flight to Clearwater Beach, I almost always head right to Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille. It combines great late night food with the ability to sit right on the beach! Late at night, you’ll miss out on the beautiful view of the beachfront restaurant, but you’ll still enjoy the cool ocean breeze and sound of the ocean. Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille often has live music that pairs well with their delicious drinks and fantastic atmosphere!

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille

608 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | Open until 1 AM!

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille is a very short walk from Surfside Condos and The Villas of Clearwater Beach! They offer delicious chargrilled food on a real wood fire, craft beer, premium wine and live music until 1 AM! Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille also offers daily happy hour specials!

Clear Sky Cafe

490 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | Open until 1 AM!

While Clear Sky Cafe is known for their daily breakfast featuring Mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar, they also have an amazing lunch and dinner that they serve until midnight! Clear Sky Cafe offers indoor and outdoor seating and often has live music outside as well!

The Brown Boxer

483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | Open until 3 AM!

The Brown Boxer is one of the latest restaurants open on Clearwater Beach. The Brown Boxer is a Sports Pub and Grille with several locations, in Florida. The North Clearwater Beach location is open until 3 AM, every night of the week!

Captain’s Pizza

2046, 462 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767 | Open until 4 AM!

When it comes to late night food on Clearwater Beach, Captain’s Pizza has to be on the list! Captain’s Pizza is the only restaurant open later than The Brown Boxer. Captain’s Pizza offers Pickup from 11 AM to 4 AM, and delivery from 7 PM – 3:30 AM every day of the week!

Salty’s Island Bar & Grille

437 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | Open until 1 AM!

Salty’s Island Bar & Grille is one of the newest restaurants on Clearwater Beach and is open until midnight during the week, and until 1 AM on weekends. Salty’s Island Bar & Grille features happy hours every day from 8:30 AM to 7 PM, and 10 PM until close!

Toucans Bar & Grill

431 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767 | Open until 3 AM!

Toucans Bar & Grill is open until 3 AM every day! Featuring Reuben Sandwich specials on Mondays, Prime Rib Specials on Tuesdays and Maine Lobster Specials every day of the week! See the full Toucans Bar & Grill menu here!

Airports Near Clearwater Beach

Airports Near Clearwater Beach

When planning a trip to Florida, Clearwater Beach is often on the list of places to go! Clearwater Beach, Florida has been ranked as the #1 Best Beach in the United States and as one of the Best Beaches in the World in 2018! The soft white sand, beautiful sunsets and family-friendly atmosphere make Clearwater Beach a great vacation destination! Not only is Clearwater Beach beautiful, but it is also convenient to get to! There are two airports near Clearwater Beach that offer direct flights by a large number of airlines.

The Two Airports Near Clearwater Beach

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is the closest of the two airports near Clearwater Beach. St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is located just 12 miles from Clearwater Beach! (Directions from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Clearwater Beach.)

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is a smaller, less crowded airport that will quickly get you to Clearwater Beach! The downside: the small airport only has a few airlines to offer. The airlines that serve St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport are Allegiant Air, Sunwing Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. If the airport in your home location doesn’t have these airlines, cross PIE off your list, and fly to Tampa International Airport!

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Tampa International Airport is a much larger airport and it’s ranked as the 4th Best Airport in the United States! Tampa International Airport provides flights from 19 airlines!

Air Canada
Air Tran
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
British Airways
Cayman Airways
Copa Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Edelweiss Air
Jet Blue
Silver Airways
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Sun Country Airlines (seasonal)
US Airways
World Atlantic Airline

The large number of airlines makes finding direct, or one stop flights to Tampa, Florida easy and well priced. Once you land at Tampa International Airport, you’re only 20 miles from Clearwater Beach! (Directions from Tampa International Airport to Clearwater Beach.)

Rides From Airports Near Clearwater Beach

Both airports near Clearwater Beach, Florida have easy to access rental car services if needed. Both airports also allow ridesharing services like Uber. The last few trips I’ve made to Clearwater Beach, I’ve decided against renting a car and just grabbed a ride with Uber.

When landing at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, there were a number of Uber rides available right away and I was picked up in under 5 minutes. The ride to Clearwater Beach was very quick and only cost $15.00. When grabbing an Uber from Tampa International Airport to Clearwater Beach, several rides were available in minutes and it cost $40 to get to Clearwater Beach. Traffic was a little backed up getting onto the island. The traffic slightly increasing the cost of the ride. The trip back to Tampa International Airport later in the week was less than $30.00.