** CLEARWATER BEACH **
Cooters Raw Bar & Restaurant - 423 Poinsettia Ave. Cooter's is so similar to a Key West hangout that it hurts. Fresh seafood, locals and tourist gather to have fun times and good eats in this no frill spot.
Hooters - 381 Mandalay Ave., known for wings and a great place to watch the sunsets at the Lookout Patio Bar on the rooftop, with outdoor couch seating or indoor bar.
Shephards Tiki Bar - 601 S Gulfview Blvd.
Shephard's Waterfront Restaurant - 601 S Gulfview Blvd., known for its large buffet served daily and on Sunday's for brunch.
Backwater's - 1261 Gulf Blvd. # 130, Sand Key - A casual, yet upscale evening
to remember with expertly prepared steaks, seafood and pasta. Waterfront din-
ing and nightly entertainment
Crabby Bill's - 57 Causeway Blvd. Live music and great happy hours daily.
Seafood, salads, pasta, sandwiches and a kids' menu are offered here.
Crabby Bill's (Beachwalk) - 333 S Gulfview Blvd. Sit rooftop to watch the sun-
set. Enjoy happy hour daily till 7pm. Seafood, salads, pasta, sandwiches and a
kids' menu are offered here.
Frenchy's Cafe - 41 Baymont St There are four — count 'em, four — casual
Frenchy's locations crowding the Clearwater Beach landscape, each a little dif-
ferent but all fueled by their own seafood specialties.
Frenchy's Rockaway - 7 Rockaway St She-crab soup, stone crab and gruoper
sandwiches, need I say more... (Insert Homer drool here.) It's Frenchy's, so you
know the good eats and the sunsets are amazing from the deck.
Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe - 419 Poinsettia Ave. A hole-in-the-wall favorites on
Clearwater Beach serves up seafood fresh from the boat at bargain prices.
Served with cold beer and good humor.
Frenchy's South Beach Cafe - 351 S Gulfview Blvd. Sit endside and jam to the
music or on the patio and people watch. But whatever you do, you must have a
Jimmy's Fish House & Iguana Bar - 521 S Gulfview Blvd. A beach shack men-
tality melds with Key West's Mallory Square in this spot located in a Holiday
Palm Pavilion Grill & Bar - 10 Bay Esplanade Sits right on Clearwater Beach.
An open air bar and restaurant featuring daily music acts and free sunsets.
Brown Boxer Pub & Grille - 483 Mandalay Ave. - Great open air sports bar!
Cheap drinks for happy hour and american bar food. Live music after 10pm,
and it stays open late till 3AM.
PIZZA & ITALIAN:
Angelo's Pizza - 30 Idlewild St - The best pizza on Clearwater Beach!
Captain's Pizza - 462 Mandalay Ave. Great place to stop for a late night slice
Cesare's On the Beach - 794 S Gulfview Blvd. Real Italian food like mama
makes! Family and friends, gathering around to enjoy each others company
Post Corner Pizza - 431 S Gulfview Blvd. Casual family dining on Clearwater
Beach, both inside and out. Great spot for pizza, Greek and Italian food or just
burgers and fries.
Gondolier Italian Restaurant-Pizza - 674 S Gulfview Blvd. A casual family res-
taurant serving Italian and Greek fare. Voted Best overall Clearwater Beach's
Restaurant Week 2011. Dine-in, Pick & Delivery 8am - midnight.
Bobby's Bistro & Wine Bar - 447 Mandalay Ave. - Hip spin-off of the land-
mark Heilman's Beachcomber serves contemporary food and a world-class
wine list in cozy style.
Caretta on the Gulf - 500 Mandalay Ave., Sandpearl Resort Unbelievable
views and Seasonally inspired cuisine is at the heart of Sandpearl Resorts sig-
nature dining experience.
Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro - 483 Mandalay Ave. Unique wine bar, bistro &
retail wine shop serving more than 40 wines by the glass, 15 bottled beers and
an eclectic menu of gourmet cheeses, pasta, tapas, sandwiches, salads, espresso
drinks & homemade desserts.
COLUMBIA RESTAURANT SAND KEY 1241 Gulf Blvd. Whether you
choose a table looking out onto the radiant blue waters of the Intracoastal Wa-
terway from our outdoor deck on the water, you can enjoy the cuisine that has
consistently been voted Tampa Bay's Favorite.
Heilman's Beachcomber - 447 Mandalay Ave. Only the freshest seafood and
meats are prepared and offered to guests. Piano bar.
ISLAND WAY GRILL 20 Island Way, Island Named one of the top 20 by
Florida Trend Magazine. This place has it all for seafood lovers, with its fresh
seafood, raw bar and sushi bar. Wood-fired grilled steaks and what a Sunday
The Lobster Pot Bistro - 446 Mandalay Ave The flavor is upscale jazz restau-
rant with awesome live entertainment Thursday through Sunday, bringing in
local jazz and blues with a mix of pop. Huge circular bar and the dance floor
aims to please even the most discriminating of tastes. Fresh lobster, seafood
Shor American Seafood Grill - 301 S Gulfview Blvd., At the Hyatt Regency
with front row seats of the Beach ...
Chang Bistro - 608 Mandalay Ave. Thai Infusion Cuisine. Serving Breakfast,
lunch and dinner Open 7:30am - 11pm
Kiku Japanese Restaurant - 483 Mandalay Ave. # 214, There is no better place
to say "Omakase" than to the blade master here, Daniel Chong.
Tan's Chinese - 432 Poinsettia Ave.
** INDIAN ROCKS BEACH & INDIAN SHORES BEACH **
Bay 1 Ice Cream Parlor - 19713 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach Indian Rocks/Indian Shores phone 727-595-2291
DONUTS & BAKERY:
Cafe de Paris Bakery - 2300 Gulf Boulevard Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 - (727) 593-0277 - Mouth-watering pastries, cookies, croissants, savory crepes and much more, all for a reasonable price.
Lighthouse Donuts - 215 Gulf Boulevard Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 (727) 517-8722 - The best donuts EVER! Very good sandwiches, bagels, muffins and great coffee! Get here early, they are sure to sell out quickly!
Coasters Bar & Grill - 1311 Gulf Blvd. Stop in for a beer, order some homemade potato chips with blue cheese and basalmic.
Red Lion Pub - 1407 Gulf Blvd. It's an awesomely funky British pub on Gulf Boulevard in Indian Rocks Beach. A red English telephone booth marks the spot.
Crabby Bills - 401 Gulf Blvd. The Loder family started Captain Bill's back in 1975 and let me tell you this is the most hoppin place on IRB!
Keegans Seafood Grille - 1519 Gulf Blvd. You know a great seafood house by its patrons (in line) and its suppliers (docked not far away). Fresh local fish, charcoaled octopus, gumbo & ceviche
JD's Restaurant & Bar - 125 Gulf Blvd. JD's has been family owned and operated since 1985. Friendly, family atmosphere as well as live entertainment . at our piano bar and on the back patio, you can be assured that our food won't be the only thing you'll be talking about after you leave.
JIMMY GUANA - 401 2nd St When you see the wahoo and iguana (natch) signs, you'll know you're in the right place. Enjoy a sunset and fresh seafood.
Pub Waterfront Restaurant - 20025 Gulf Blvd. The kitchen stays open until midnight. It's one of the few places on the beach to get a good late-night bite and a popular local's hangout.
GUPPY'S ON THE BEACH 1701 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, 727-593-2032, 3bestchefs.com/guppys. Fresh seafood, a laid-back vibe, moderate prices (especially at lunchtime) and the industry cred of owner Eugene Fuhrmann (founder of The Lobster Pot and Mystic Fish) means Guppy's is the most popular -- and packed -- place on the beach.
SALT ROCK GRILL 19325 Gulf Blvd. This gorgeously designed collaboration between Frank Chivas and Tom Pritchard is renowned for its straight-ahead grill cookery, fresh seafood, raw bar and has an extensive wine list
Tappas Garden & Wine Bar - 321 Gulf Blvd. Start off by ordering a pan of the paella, because that’s the star of the menu, then just taste and drink and taste and drink...
Villa Gallace - 109 Gulf Boulevard Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 (727) 596-0200 - Great service, the best Italian food in the area. Authentic gourmet Italian food.
Los Mexicanos - 301 Gulf Blvd. Thursday and Sunday Margaritas 2 x 1. Mariachis Every Saturday 6:PM to 10:00 PM
TJ'S Italian - 1515 Gulf Boulevard Indian Rocks Bch, FL 33785 (727) 596-1515 - Great outdoor seating on the deck. Good Italian food.
SLYCE PIZZA BAR - 311 Gulf Blvd. "Hip" is the word that comes first to mind at Slyce, part sports bar, part night club.
GETTING AROUND WHILE YOU ARE HERE IN CLEARWATER:
JOLLY TROLLY - Come ride the Jolley Trolley on Clearwater Beach and try thier Coastal Routes on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays! 727-445-1200 - www.ClearwaterJolleyTrolley.com.
FREE RIDES - Offers Free rides in Clearwater Beach, Island Estates and Sand Key, work for tips. 9am - 3am 7 days a week. call or text them at 727-424-5458.
Fun Ride Rentals - Rent Scooters, Rent Bicycles, Surrey Bike, Segway Rental 727-519-3008 www. funriderentals.com
SUPER SHUTTLE - Let SuperShuttle pick you up from your home, office, or hotel and take you to and from Tampa Airport(TPA), St.Petersburg/Clearwater Airport(PIE),Sarasota Bradenton(SRQ), Port of Tampa Service (PTP). Call:(727) 572-1111 or (800) 282-6817
** CABS **
NY Cab & Limo Company(727) 543-4111
Clearwater Yellow Cab (727) 518-9406
Mandalay Limousine & Cab (727) 461-1069
** CAR RENTALS **
Tampa Bay Rental Cars (727) 455-9837
Avis Rent A Car (727) 475-5033
Budget Rent A Car budget.com (727) 345-1871
National Car Rental nationalcar.com (727) 530-5491
Hertz hertz.com (727) 531-3774
Enterprise Rent-A-Car enterprise.com (727) 799-0970
** LIMOS **
Ambassador Limousine Service (727) 535-9954
LUXOR LIMO (727) 442-2992
Deluxe Taxi and Limousine (727) 642-8957
Mandalay Limousine & Cab (727) 461-1069
NY Cab & Limo Company(727) 543-4111
** AIRPORTS **
Tampa International Airport (TIA) - about 30-45 minutes from most beachfront accommodations.
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIA) - about 10-25 minutes from most beachfront accommodations.
Clearwater Airpark - located on Hercules Ave., Clearwater Home to many private aircraft and offers flight lessons for the adventurous.
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION - SUPER SHUTTLE - They will pick you up from your home, office, or hotel and take you to and from Tampa Airport(TPA), St.Petersburg/Clearwater Airport(PIE),Sarasota Bradenton(SRQ), Port of Tampa Service (PTP). Call:(727) 572-1111 or (800) 282-6817
** BOAT STORAGE **
Clearwater Community Sailing Center - (727) 517-7776 - 1001 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767 -The average cost is $45.00 per week-
Indian Rocks Beach Marina - located on the Intercoastal:
727 - 595 - 3592
Rates start at $30 a day depending on the size of the boat.
** PARKING **
Beach Parking Rates:
Pay & Display Pay Stations accept nickels, dimes, quarters, dollar coins, Visa, MasterCard & American Express.
*Overnight parking is permitted at the Marina Lot
Beach Parking Map: http://www.clearwater-fl.com/gov/depts/pwa/engin/ParkingSystem/pdfs/PKLOT-BeachAll.pdf
** CLEARWATER CRUISELINES **
A number of Cruise Lines operate out of nearby Port of Tampa - Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida.
Carnival Cruise Lines - "The World's Most Popular Cruise Vacation®". 1-888-CARNIVAL.
Celebrity Cruises - "Where the luxuries of nature and man find perfect harmony". 1-888-305-9153 ext 80915.
Holland America Line - "A Signature of Excellence". 1-877-SAIL HAL.
Royal Caribbean International - "Get out there®". 1-866-562-7625.
Check out all of the great pet friendly vacation homes, pet shops, dog parks and great places on the beach to take you furry friend. We have several vacation homes that are are pet friendly in the Clearwater Beach area. There is an additional $100, refundable pet deposit required, and weight restrictions do apply.
** BEACHMAILBOXES **
Private Mailbox Center is conveniently located on Clearwater Beach at 61 Baymont Street. Free Parking for mailbox holders in front of building.www.beachmailboxes.com Open Monday - Friday 7 am - 7 pm
** PET FRIENDLY **
Island Dog Outfitters - 61 Baymont Street, Clearwater Beach Everything for your pets, including natural food, treats, grooming and more...
Pet Friendly Beaches:
Belleair Beach Causeway - There is a unfenced dog beach section of the Belleair Beach Causeway where dogs can play if leashed. Belleair Beach is located between Clearwater Beach and Indian Rocks Beach.
Pet beach at Honeymoon Island State Park- Honeymoon Island State Park is located at #1 Causeway Boulevard in Dunedin. Dogs are allowed in designated areas of the Park, such as the picnic area, the pet beach on the southern tip of the island and on the nature trail. Pets must be on a 6-foot hand-held leash at all times.
Fort DeSoto Paw Playground and beach - Located at Pinellas Bayway off Anderson Road, past the Tropicana dome, at the far end of the pier's parking lot in Ft. DeSoto Park. The dog portion of Fort DeSoto beach is a beautiful, unfenced 200-yard stretch. The Paw Playground park itself is nice and basic. Showers and drinking water are provided. Enter the front gate by the parking lot, take your dog off-leash, walk through the L-shaped park to the back gate. Go out the back gate, down a short sandy path and onto the perfect beach for dogs and people. NO LEASHES REQUIRED!
Pet Friendly Parks:
Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve Dog Park - Located between 8th and 9th Avenues, this is a small fenced area of Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve. Open dawn to dusk.
Sand Key Park and Paw Playground - Located at 1060 Gulf Blvd. Offers picnic shelters with grills, a playground, water fountains and a restroom. Parking for the Paw Park is about 1 mile through the parking lot of this 95-acre Pinellas County park. There's a parking charge of $5.00 per day. Note: dogs are not permitted on the beach portion of this park.
** WEDDING **
A Clearwater Beach Wedding - Dreaming of getting married on the beach?......
Beach Wedding Information (All information is provided the City of Clearwater online at http://www.myclearwater.com/info/special_events/permits.aspmyclearwater.com
Planning a Wedding?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. There’s nothing more romantic than a wedding on the beach. Formal or informal, our beautiful white sand and the Gulf of Mexico will enchant you. Here’s some information that may help in your planning efforts:
Weddings & Ceremonies on Clearwater Beach
The City of Clearwater encourages our community and visitors to take advantage of our beautiful beach and enjoy your time with us.
Depending on the size and scope of your event, you may not need a Special Event Permit.
If it is a small ceremony of less than 75 people, with no amplified sound or structures (gazebos, tents, etc.), then you are more than welcomed to use our beach for your ceremony. Chairs are allowed on the beach. We do request that any setup be done immediately before the ceremony, and chairs and decorations to be taken off the beach immediately after the ceremony. Please be aware that alcohol, glass and open flames are prohibited on the public beach.
**Please Note : Beach activities north of Avalon Street are not permitted.**
Special Event Permit Applications are required for beach events that meet any of the following criteria: Event has 75 people or more Event has Amplified Sound Event involves structures (Gazebos, tents, etc.) having impact upon public property, public facilities, parks, sidewalks or streets within the city limits
Applications are available please call 727-562-4700 ext. 0 to have one mailed to your address.
Submit application and $100 application fee at least 30 days prior to the event set-up. Make checks payable to the City of Clearwater Parks & Recreation Dept.
Ways to Submit Special Event Application Mail: City of Clearwater Parks & Recreation Dept. Attn: Jan Harrison P.O. Box 4748 Clearwater, FL 33758 Fax: 727-562-4813 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
** Clearwater Beach Venues for Rent **
Beach Venue #1: Rockaway Venue 200’X200’ = Approximately 40,000 sq. ft.
Beach Venue #2: North Pier 60 Venue 200’X250’ = Approximately 80,000 sq. ft.
Beach Venue #3: South Pier 60 Venue 200’X400’ = Approximately 80,000 sq. ft.
Beach Venue #4: S. Gulfview Venue = Approximately 80,000 sq. ft. Beach Venue #5: 150’X560’ = Approximately 84,000 sq. ft.
Please Note: No more than 2 of the 5 venues may be used at any one time.
For rental inquiries, please contact Jan Harrison at (727)562-4804, or by e-mail at email@example.com FLORIDA MARRIAGE LAWS
Both individuals must apply in person together with a picture ID (driver’s license or state ID) and know their Social Security Number. If you do not have an SSN, you need to bring your passport. No blood tests are necessary. Legal age for marriage is 18. If you are under 18, you must bring a certified copy of your birth certificate and a parent or legal guardian with proof of identification. For out-of state residents, there is no waiting period. If you are a Florida resident, the couple must either observe a 3-day waiting period or attend one of the state-certified marriage preparation courses. The course will also allow you a $32.50 discount on the marriage license cost. You can be married by a minister, notary, or boat captain, who is a Notary or a licensed Minister. Cost of the marriage license is $93.50 . License is good for 60 days anywhere in the State of Florida. Marriage License Bureau: 727-464-4700 click here for Pinellas County Clerk/ Marriage License.