About the Area & News

Winners of the  21st Annual
Clearwater Beach Chamber Awards Banquet

June 14th, 2016

Small Business of the Year – Clearwater Ferry

Non-Profit Business of the Year – Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Citizen of the Year – Chief Dan Slaughter

Large Business of the Year – Morton Plant Hospital

Tourism Person of the Year – Lisa Chandler

Volunteer of the Year – Juli Norberg

Chamber Hero Award - Michael "Frenchy" Preston

Congratulations and thank you for making our community great!


 We've won Best again!



Best Beach- Clearwater Beach

Best Beach Bar – Palm Pavilion

Best Places to Drop Anchor – Caladesi Island State Park

Best Brunch Spot – Island Way Grill

Best Family Outing – Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Best Spot for Grouper – Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill

Best Spa Experience – Sandpearl Resort

Best Sunset – Pier 60

Clearwater Police/Public Safety video 2014

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Travel's Best Beach Awards 2014

Best Family Beach: Clearwater Beach, Florida!

"The sand at Clearwater Beach is as soft as baby powder, and the gradual slope to the warm Gulf water makes it an ideal beach for babies and toddlers" according to Have Baby Will Travel founder Corrine McDermott. "Parents will love the shaded jungle gym, as well as full facilities and a snack bar with healthy options." The Gulf Coast beach has many accommodation, food, and public transportation options, appealing to many families' tastes and vacation budgets.



Make this the year you come see why we are voted the:

Clearwater Florida's
Best Beach Town

Best Place to Watch a Sunset

Best Florida Attraction


Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

We are proud to sponsor artist

Patrick Harsch

April 15th - 24th, 2016 on Clearwater Beach For more about Patrick click here


WINNER: Clearwater Beach
Best Place to Watch a Sunset!

Chosen by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best


Click here to read the full article

 Congratulations to the Sheraton Sand Key!

Winners of the 2013 Clearwater Beach Chamber Beautification Award

Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce

Chalk Art Festival

2013 Winners announced!

Click here to see!

Presented by
The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa



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New Clearwater Beach Event! 


April 19th - 28th, 2013

Click to watch

Discount Sugar Sand Tickets On Sale NOW!

Buy your tickets at the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce

today by calling 727-447-7600


Clearwater Beach voted
"Florida's Best Beach Town"
by USA Today!

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Click here to read the full article

And one of the top 25
Best Beaches in the United States
by Trip Advisor!


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About the Area

Clearwater Beach is one of the most beautiful 3 mile islands in the world. Our award winning beaches have been voted among the most beautiful beaches by Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, “Dr. Beach” and FamilyTravelForum.com. The powder white sugar sand that you will discover here is one of the most remarkable features of our beach. This little cove in the Gulf of Mexico is calm, clean and clear.

We have one of the most diversified Marina’s in Florida. There are Fishing Charter Boats, Sightseeing Adventures, Dinner Boat Cruises, Parasailing Charters, and we even have a Pirate Ship!! We have restaurants and gift shops along the Marina and of course around the whole island. Whatever your palate is in the mood for, we have the cuisine to please your taste buds. Of course, the freshest seafood is one of our strongest attributes, and many of our restaurants have their own fishing boats that bring it in daily.

Another delightful activity is the Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festivals. Two hours before and two hours after sunset, 7 days a week, there is a festival at the end of Pier 60. You will find crafters and entertainers there for the whole family. Every Friday and Saturday night they show free movies in Pier 60 Park too, and all these movies are family rated.

You will be hard pressed to not find something to do. Enjoy the beautiful gulf breezes as you walk along Beachwalk, dine in the many open cafés or find one of our many luxury resorts to partake in a spa treatment. Can’t you just smell the coconut lotion now?


Congratulation to Surf Style for their Beautification Award

To check out Surf Style Beautification award video click HERE !!

TripAdvisor awards recognize Tampa Bay area hotels


The Residences on Siesta Key Beach, Hyatt Residences ranked No. 18 on a list of Top 25 Hotels in the

United States included in TripAdvisor’s 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

The awards program, now in its 10th year, features a handful of Tampa Bay area properties.

The SeaChest Motel in Treasure Island was ranked No. 20 on a list of Top 25 Bargain Hotels in the U.S.

Gulf Tides Inn in St. Pete Beach was ranked No. 17 on a list of Top 25 Hotels for Service in the U.S.

Clearwater Beach was ranked No. 23 on a list of Top 25 Beaches in the World.

The awards are based on feedback from users of the travel review website.

Tampa Bay Business Journal. Wednesday, January 25, 20120.

First-Ever VSPC Survey Names Best Beach, Museum and More

Clearwater Beach, Fort De Soto Park clinch top honors in multiple categories



St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (February 6, 2012) - Visit St. Pete/Clearwater today announced the results of its first-ever 'Best of St. Pete/Clearwater' survey, which was designed to let locals and visitors alike determine the ultimate in area attractions and experiences. Best of 2

More than 1,500 people voted in the 20-category online survey during three weeks in October. For each question, seven popular answers were presented, along with an additional write-in space for users to submit an unlisted choice.

"We know what we each like about the area, so we wanted to create a way for people to champion their favorite among favorites," said VSPC Deputy Director David Downing. "To our knowledge, this type of destination-wide survey has never been done before."

The full results of the survey can be viewed here, along with links for more information about each winner.

For more information visit: www.VisitStPeteClearwater.com

"Hit the Beach" article from the Venice Gondoler Sun

Click here to view pdf

Guy Harvey mural unveiled at the the new Surf Style.

Check out this art!


Sandtastic at Clearwater Beach

Photos courtsey of Belleair Images

Video courtsey of Doorhanger-Coupons.com

Click on Image to go to gallery or Click Video to watch



Dolphin Tale Movie Premier at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Courtsey of Belleair Images


TRIPADVISOR announces 2011 Traveler's choice Beaches Awards

Top Beaches in the U.S. and World Indentified Based on Opinions of Million of Travelers

Travelers’ Choice Beaches Award-winning U.S. Beach Destinations:

1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

2. Cape May, New Jersey

3. Panama City Beach, Florida

4. Miami Beach, Florida

5. Sanibel Island, Florida

6. Clearwater, Florida

7. Honolulu, Hawaii

8. Captiva Island, Florida

9. Poipu, Hawaii

10. Siesta Key, Florida

Read the article here:


Florida Beach Bar / top guide with maps to best beach bars

2011 Top Florida Beach Bar

1 . Jimmy B's Beach Bar, St Pete Beach

2 . The Golden Lion Caf, Flagler Beach

3 . Shepherd's Beach Resort, Clearwater Beach

4 . Racing's North Turn, Ponce Inlet

5 . Inlet Harbor Restaurant, Ponce Inlet

6 . Frenchy's Rockaway Grill, Clearwater Beach

7 . The Cottage Beach and Grill, Ft. Myers Beach

8 . Ocean Deck, Daytona Beach

9 . Paradise Inn, Pensacola

10 . The Turtle Club at Snappers, Key Largo

Read the article here :


Florida Top U.S Honeymoon destination

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 10:19am EDT

Florida is the No. 1 U.S. honeymoon destination according to the third annual Honeymoon Study by wedding media company The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT).

Florida attracts about 8 percent of honeymooners polled, followed by California at 5 percent and Nevada at 3.


7 Chamber Summer Splash Trade Show at the Safety Harbor Spa

The 2011 Winner of the Annual Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce Awards

And the Winners are.....

Congratulations to the winners of the
Annual Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce Awards.

Awards were presented June 7, 2011 at the beautiful
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort

Large Business of the Year - Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

Small Business of the Year - Little Frog Innovations Web Design

Volunteer of the Year - John & Darlene Cagle of Flower Market Florists

Tourism of the Year - “Winter the Dolphin”

Citizen of the Year - Craig West of Synovus Bank

Non-Profit Business of the Year - Jolley Trolley

Special Achievement Award - Fran Bartlett of Lobster Pot Bistro

Board Member of the Year - Paul Andrews of Shephard's Beach Resort


and a special thanks to our Annual Award Dinner Sponsors:

The Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort

Bright House Networks

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort

Sunsets at Pier 60

Pier 60 Family Amusement Park

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association



 2011 Restaurant Week Kick Off Party

You participated, loved it and want to remember how great it was ?!

You didn't participate and want to see what you missed?!

Check out our photo gallery at the left for Kick Off party pictures

and the Video here:


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