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Beautiful Clearwater Beach Views

Beautiful Clearwater Beach Views

Clearwater Beach is an award-winning location for fun family vacations. It’s packed full of soft white sand, great restaurants, spectacular sunsets and amazing views all around the area! Here are some places to go and things to do to experience the best Clearwater Beach views.

Clearwater Beach Beachfront Condos and Hotels

Clearwater Beach Views - Clearwater Beach Beachfront Condos - Surfside Condominiums

Beachfront condos on Clearwater Beach provide beautiful views and privacy! Relax on a private balcony overlooking the beach in these wonderful condominiums and hotels.

Clearwater Beach Restaurants with Great Views

Clearwater Beach Views - Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar

Pair a delicious meal with beautiful views at these Clearwater Beach restaurants!

Clearwater Beach Views Worth Walking To

Clearwater Beach Views - Walk to Caladesi Island

If you’re wanting to exercise while on vacation, talk a walk to some truly stunning areas. Walking anywhere on the beach is beautiful, especially if you walk north to Caladesi Island State Park.

  • Walk to Caladesi Island
  • Walk across Golf Boulevard towards Sand Key: crossing over Clearwater Pass
  • Walk across Clearwater Memorial Causeway: beautiful views of Clearwater Beach from the top of the bridge

Clearwater Beach Views from the Water

Clearwater Beach Views - Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise

The beauty of Clearwater Beach can also be seen by water!

Clearwater Beach Views from the Air

 

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Explore the beauty of Clearwater Beach by land, sea or air!

Frenchy’s on Clearwater Beach

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Frenchy's Clearwater Beach Grouper Sandwich

If you are traveling to Clearwater Beach, you’ll soon begin to see the name “Frenchy’s” everywhere! Clearwater Beach is a small island, but Frenchy has businesses in several different industries operating on the island.

Who is Frenchy?

Despite seeing “Frenchy’s” signs all around the Clearwater Beach, Florida area; he isn’t originally from the area! Michael Preston (“Frenchy”) was born in Canada and grew up speaking both French and English. Michael and his family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he quickly received the nickname “Frenchy” from his new friends.

Frenchy first stepped foot on Clearwater Beach for a vacation shortly after high school. He loved the beautiful area and warm weather and quickly decided not to leave. Frenchy began working at a local Clearwater Beach restaurant as a dishwasher. Over the next several years, he learned the ins and outs of every part of operating a restaurant. Soon, he would be opening his own restaurant.

Frenchy’s Original Cafe

In 1981, Frenchy opened his first restaurant – Frenchy’s Cafe (now called Frenchy’s Original Cafe). Located at 41 Baymont Street on Clearwater Beach, Frenchy’s Original Cafe is still open today and known for the exact same thing that made them popular in 1981: Friendly atmosphere, cold drinks, and fresh seafood – specifically the grouper sandwich. The restaurant quickly became popular enough to have lines out the door and struggled to find a large enough local seafood provider to keep their kitchen full. Needing more local fresh fish and seeing a growing demand for fresh fish in the Clearwater Beach area, Frenchy started another business on Clearwater Beach.

Frenchy’s Seafood Company

Frenchy bought his first fishing boat in 1983 and opened Frenchy’s Seafood Company. The focus was to supply continuously, fresh and high-quality seafood to his restaurant and other restaurants in the Clearwater Beach area. As the desire for fresh local seafood increased, he purchased more fishing boats and grew his fleet. The fish are line caught, then weighed, cut and prepared on Clearwater Beach docks. The fresh fish is delivered to local restaurants, including Frenchy’s restaurants, every day.

Frenchy’s Continued Growth

Frenchy has a love for restaurants and Clearwater Beach, so he kept opening restaurants on Clearwater Beach. He opened Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe, located on 419 Poinsettia Avenue on Clearwater Beach in 1989. In 1991 he opened the very popular, beachfront Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille. In 2003, Frenchy expanded south of the circle on Clearwater Beach and opened Frenchy’s South Beach.

After opening his fourth restaurant on Clearwater Beach, he took a break from restaurants and purchased the Olympia Motel on Clearwater Beach. After strong renovations, Frenchy opened a retro 60’s style beach motel featuring 15 units with waterfront views of the intercoastal. The retro hotel was named Frenchy’s Oasis Motel and opened in 2010.

In 2013, Frenchy expanded his name off the island. He opened Frenchy’s Outpost Bar & Grill. “Frenchy’s Outpost Bar & Grill is an open-air Key West Style restaurant situated near the causeway to beautiful Honeymoon Island in Dunedin.”


If you’re in the Clearwater Beach area, be sure to grab lunch or dinner at one of Frenchy’s restaurants. My personal favorite is Frenchy’s Original Cafe. I love their buffalo shrimp and the original grouper sandwich and it’s only blocks from Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach.

If I catch a late flight to Clearwater Beach, Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille is one of my favorite late-night eats on Clearwater Beach. Not only is it a very short walk from Surfside Condos and The Villas of Clearwater Beach – but a great way to get there is a quick and beautiful walk on the beach!

What’s your favorite of Frenchy’s restaurant?

Clearwater Beach New Year’s Eve 2018

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Clearwater Beach New Year's Eve 2018

New Year’s Eve is almost here and it’s time to start choosing where to celebrate. Join the Clearwater Beach New Year’s Eve events including midnight fireworks!

Need some food on NYE? Check out these great late nights eats on Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater Beach New Year’s Eve Events


Light It Up – NYE Fireworks Celebration on Clearwater Beach

There’s a lot of options for where to go for a great Clearwater Beach New Year’s Eve dinner and celebration. No matter where you choose to celebrate New Year’s Eve, enjoy a fantastic Midnight Fireworks Show to ring in the New Year!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise

“Say “Bon Voyage” to 2018 on a Yacht StarShip New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise! This festive cruise is the best way to celebrate NYE on the water. Dine on gourmet food, sip on delicious cocktails and dance the night away under the stars. Yacht StarShip will also provide party favors and a champagne toast at midnight for guests to ring in the New Year with a fireworks show over the water.”

The Clearwater Beach New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise boards at 10PM and returns at 12:30AM, but the party contines dockside until 1AM. The New Year’s Eve cruise includes: fireworks show and a champagne toast at midnight, open bar, Hor d’oeuvres, gourmet food stations, carving stations, desserts, party favors, DJ entertainment, and dancing.

Check out the dinner menu and purchase tickets now.

New Year’s Eve Grand Glow Funk Party

Dance your way into 2019 at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach! Doors open at 8PM and the party goes until 1AM. Purchase tickets now.

New Year’s Eve Party at Shephard’s

“Shephard’s annual New Years Party is a sell out every year and this year won’t be any different. Your ticket will get you in to the biggest party on Clearwater Beach! One ticket gets you in to the Soak Pool Lounge, Salt Tequila Bar and Tap Room, The Wave Nightclub, and Tiki Beach. There will be live music from New Divide featuring Cutty Jones. Dj Ray and Brandon James will be spinning top 40 and some of your favorite songs from previous years. This is sure to be the party to attend to kick of 2019.”

21+ Buy tickets now.

Jimmy’s 2018 New Years Celebration

Join Jimmy’s on Clearwater Beach for live music, complimentary party hats and noisemakers, a champagne toast and great views of the midnight fireworks show! Secure seats by purchasing advanced seating of the 10PM dinner time, featuring Filet Mignon and Lobster for $124.94 per couple.

Jimmy’s on the Edge and 505 at the Edge

This rooftop bar features amazing views for the midnight fireworks show, live DJ from 9PM – 1AM, food available until 11PM, and a Champagne Toast. $20 cover.

Marina Cantina Tequila Bar and Grille

Enjoy a delicious dinner at Marina Cantina Tequila Bar and Grille featuring entree specials and a limited dinner menu from 4PM to 11PM. The DJ dance party starts at 9PM and will end with a Champagne toast and a rooftop view of the NYE fireworks.