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Situated on the west coast of Florida , Clearwater Beach has under gone a vast change in the last 4 years

Located approx a 90 min easy drive west from my villa I would thoroughly recommend a day trip or even a stop over for a night . An over night stay could be coupled with a visit to Busch Gardens , approx 20 miles east of CB

As to CB , the beach front has been totally renovated , with new walk ways , new sugary powdered sand , new 5 star hotels

It appears to me that the local authority is trying for good or worse to upgrade the hotels on offer , yes there are sill some low budget motels in the back streets , but on the actual sea front they are all slowly being bought out and big 5 star hotels are replacing them

One issue in CB is parking as it is very limited . At weekends, holidays, the parking is horrendous along with the driving , Into CB from the east and south the roads are narrow and on occasions the east approach road from Clearwater , there can be a tail back of a mile to get into actual CB

An alternate place to park is in Clearwater itself , and catch a ferry over to the beach , a pleasant 15 min shuttle with two stops at differant beaches. I had taken the ferry and it is an enjoyable ride and inexpensive .

A place with you can grab a refreshing drink and take in the great vista of the area is ' Pier House 60 Marina Hotel' Take the lift on the ground floor to the top floor and see some great views.

As to be expected with a beach resort , lots of boat trips to see dolphins , sunset cruises , para sailing

There is also a pier , not as we know piers in the UK , basically you can walk the first 300 yards and take in the views, , but then you have to pay a small amount to gain access and be able to walk to the end of the fishing pier .

Every night approaching sunset , on the pier hey have a small market , also street performers , ala Covent Garden style : > )

In the summer months there are open air movies shown on a large screen on the grass area in front of the pier.

Well worth a visit in my opinion : > )

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Page added on: 17 January 2017
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Glorious Beach and Sun / Hard to Resist

Hotels to the North of the Pier

Entrance to Clearwater Beach Pier

Jolly Rodger Cruise

CB Sign

Gorgeous Beach and Sea

Gorgeous Beach With Sugary Powdered Sand

Walkway Leading onto The Pier

Clearwater Beach Pier

View Looking North From The Pier

View Looking South From The Pier

Clearwater Beach Sea Front

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