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North Clearwater Beach

North Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach is a small barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The beautiful sunset views and soft white sand have made Clearwater Beach an award-winning vacation location. The white sand beaches stretch two and a half miles from the south side of the island to North Clearwater Beach.

Why I love staying on North Clearwater Beach

There are many places to stay on Clearwater Beach. One decision that is often overlooked is the difference between staying on North Clearwater Beach or on the south side of the island. I personally love staying on North Clearwater Beach.

The beach on North Clearwater Beach is less crowded

One of the best parts of North Clearwater Beach is that the actual beach is less crowded. While Clearwater Beach is a public beach, the most crowded areas of the beach are South Beach and the areas near Pier 60. As you head further north, the beach will become less crowded. Giving you more room to choose a relaxing spot near the calm ocean or a larger area to toss a football or frisbee around.

Restaurants in walking distance

While North Beach is much quieter and less crowded, there are still many fabulous restaurants within walking distance. Some of the best restaurants on Clearwater Beach are close by including Frenchy’s Original Cafe, Palm Pavilion Grill & Bar, Clear Sky Beachside Cafe, and many others!

And if you’re looking for an extremely short walk or even a delivery, check out Angelo’s Pizza on the corner of Mandalay Avenue and Idlewild Street. This is on the same block of Surfside Condominiums or just around the corner from The Villas of Clearwater Beach.

Party areas, bars and nightclubs

…are located on South Beach. Leaving North Clearwater Beach quieter and more relaxing at night.

If you are on a family vacation with young kids, you’ll enjoy having a quieter area, especially at night. Even if you don’t have young children with you, you’ll enjoy being able to sit on the balcony at night, star gaze and hear the waves of the Gulf of Mexico.

North Clearwater Beach has a few bars with more relaxed atmospheres, all within a very short walking distance. If you’re wanting to check out the busier bars and nightclubs on South Beach, it is walkable but may be further than you’d like to walk. Some of the bars and nightclubs on South Beach may offer free shuttles (usually large golf carts), but even if they don’t offer rides they are all just a short Uber ride away. Uber will make getting to South Beach Clearwater quick and inexpensive.

…and when you’re ready to call it a night, it’ll be nice to be able to get back to a quiet bed on North Clearwater Beach.

North Clearwater Beach Vacation Rentals

Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach both offer North Clearwater Beach Vacation Rentals with beachfront oceanviews on private balconies, multiple bedrooms, full kitchens, and swimming pools.

Best Clearwater Beach Breakfast

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Best Clearwater Beach Breakfast

My favorite Clearwater Beach breakfast is a simple one. Grabbing a bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee and taking them out on the balcony overlooking the beach.

For me, it’s hard to beat the simplicity of a bowl of cereal for breakfast. Add a beautiful view, and it’s perfect. But that’s not for everyone. Thankfully, if you’re staying at Surfside Condos of the Villas of Clearwater Beach, you’ll have a full kitchen to cook any of your favorite breakfast meals and a beautiful view from a beachfront balcony! But if you’re not looking to cook breakfast every morning while you’re on vacation, here are the best Clearwater Beach breakfast restaurants!

Clearwater Beach Breakfast Restaurants

Clear Sky Beachside Café

490 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33767 | (727) 442-3684

Clear Sky Beachside Café is open for breakfast every day of the week! They serve breakfast from 7 am until noon during the week, and from 7 am until 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Clear Sky Beachside Café serves breakfast with an upscale twist and is known for delicious Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

View the Clear Sky Beachside Café Breakfast Menu.

Another Broken Egg Cafe

470 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 | (727) 240-4682

Another Broken Egg Cafe is located on the first floor of the public parking garage on Poinsettia Avenue. Another Broken Egg Cafe only serves breakfast and lunch. They’re open every day of the week from 7 am to 2 pm. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and hand-crafted signature cocktails!

View the Another Broken Egg Cafe Menu.

Beach Shanty Cafe

397 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 | (727) 443-1616

Beach Shanty Cafe is open from 7 am until 4 pm every day of the week. They’re known for their $3.99 breakfast deals — quick, delicious and priced very well!

Speggtacular Clearwater Beach

770 Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 | (727) 401-3507

Speggtacular, located on Clearwater Beach, is open all week from 7 am until 3 pm. Speggtacular is known for their eggs, pancakes and crepes!

See the full Speggtacular menu here.

The Donut Experiment – Clearwater Beach

674 S Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 | (727) 455-0772

At The Donut Experiment, every donut is a personal creation! Each donut starts with a delicious, fresh-made cake donut and then you pick from the huge selection of icings and toppings. Your donut can be as simple as a glazed or as crazy as key lime, maple bacon or Sriracha donut!

The Donut Experiment is open Monday through Saturday from 7 am until 1 pm. (closed all day Sunday.)

Maggie Mae’s Sunrise Cafe

1261 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, Florida 33767 | (727) 595-1096

Maggie Mae’s Sunrise Cafe serves a delicious breakfast, quickly, and with a beautiful view of Clearwater Bay! Maggie Mae’s Sunrise Cafe is open from 7 am until 2:30 pm.

View Maggie Mae’s breakfast and lunch menu.

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille

608 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 | (727) 408-5200

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille is open for breakfast every day at 8 am! Breakfast is served 7 days a week from 8 am until noon. Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille remains open until 1 am with a full menu and happy hour specials!

View Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille breakfast menu.

Clearwater Beach Date Night

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Clearwater Beach Date Night Ideas

The soft sand and beautiful sunsets make Clearwater Beach a relaxing and romantic location. While looking over Clearwater Beach, you’ll often see couples walking hand in hand down the beach and even some beach weddings just before sunset. A Clearwater Beach date night is a great way to celebrate the love you share with another.

Clearwater Beach Date Night Ideas

Romantic Upscale Dinner

Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber
727-442-4144
447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Sea-Guini
727-450-6236
430 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

SHOR American Seafood Grill
727-373-4780
301 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Island Way Grill
727-461-6617
20 Island Way, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

505 at the Edge
727-281-3200
505 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Ocean Hai
727-281-9500
100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Columbia Restaurant
727-596-8400
1241 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, Florida 33767

Romantic Sunset Cruises

If you head to the Marina, you’ll find many different romantic sunset cruises for a perfect Clearwater Beach date night. Looking for a relaxing sunset sail? Check out the Schooner Clearwater or the Kai Lani Catamaran. If you’d like a romantic sunset cruise that includes a delicious dinner, live entertainment and dancing, the StarLite Majesty will be a perfect luxurious date night.

You may be wanting to take your significant other out on a Clearwater Beach date night, but need to bring the kids with you as well. Captain Memo’s Pirate Ship has you covered! This family-friendly sunset cruise is full of fun events for the kids during the entire cruise! Adults will be offered free drinks and can even escape the games and relax in the adults-only area on the top deck.

If you’d like to grab dinner or drinks after your sunset cruise, there are many restaurants in and near the Clearwater Marina.

Marina Cantina Tequila Bar and Grille
727-443-1750
25 Causeway Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

The Bait House Tackle & Tavern
727-446-8134
45 Causeway Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Crabby’s Dockside
727-210-1313
37 Causeway Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Jimmy’s Crow’s Nest
727-683-0002
101 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Fun and Less Expensive Clearwater Beach Date Nights

Planning a romantic date night while on vacation is incredibly sweet, but it may not be in the budget. Don’t worry! You can still have a perfect Clearwater Beach Date night without breaking the budget!

If you’re staying at Surfside Condominiums or The Villas of Clearwater Beach, each condominium comes with a full kitchen and outdoor grills next to the swimming pools. You’ll have everything you need to cook a delicious meal right in the condo!

After dinner, you can take a stroll on the beach. If you’re looking for a quiet walk, head north towards Caladesi Island. If you’re looking for more to do, head south towards Pier 60! Each night, Pier 60 has a sunset festival featuring artisans, crafters, street performers and beautiful views of the Clearwater Beach Sunset!

Once the sun goes down, you can even catch a free outdoor movie and Pier 60’s Sunset Cinema! Visit the Sunset Cinema website for a full schedule of what movies are playing on different nights. The schedule is updated each month.