Clearwater Insiders

World's Best Family Beach Hotels

January 28 2016 | Clearwater Old

The luxurious Sandpearl resort held the #3 spot on Travel + Leisure's World's Best Family Beach Hotels Awards. Described as a "sun soaked Florida getaway packed with attractions", the resort remains perched upon a long stretch of sugar white sand, allowing guests to take in the relaxing environment around them. Citrus-hued rooms, private poolside cabanas, and gourmet culinary creations are just a few of the top notch amenities the resort offers. Guests...

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The 2016 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships

January 25 2016 | Clearwater Old

Clearwater is excited to announce the 2016 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships. This event will bring together the world’s best athletes to compete in the fastest two-person boats that will be used at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Featuring high performance Olympic sailing at its best, Clearwater provides the perfect venue for keeping an eye out on the races and the athletes. This will be the first Olympic-class sailing world championships...

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Sea-Blues Festival 2016

January 19 2016 | Clearwater Old

The Sea-Blues Festival is Clearwater's annual celebration of blues music and regional seafood. This year, it will take place in Coachman Park on February 20-21 and general admission is free while VIP and reserved seating is also available. This year's lineup includes Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Beth Hart, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Davy Knowles, Grady Champion and more. To kick off two great...

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Photo of the Week: So Much More Than A Beach!

January 11 2016 | Clearwater Old

Clearwater certainly has incredible sugar sand beaches, but it also has so much more to offer with many, many options and activities to choose from - daily sunset celebrations, a vibrant nightlife scene, great restaurants, parks, hiking, biking, water sports and shopping are just a few. Clearwater just made Buzzfeed's list of 11 Beautiful Florida Beach Towns You Need to Visit, which highlights that very fact. Check it out...

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Photo of the Week: 2016 Outback Bowl Beach Day

December 31 2015 | Jeff Rosenfield

The mascots from the University of Tennessee and Northwestern University pose on Clearwater Beach during 2016 Outback Bowl Beach Day.

Of all the colorful sights and spectacular sounds on display at the 2016 Outback Bowl Beach Day, none might have caught the attention more than these cats and dogs comingling on Clearwater Beach, as the mascots from the University of Tennessee and Northwestern University posed by the tug of war pit near Pier 60 during the annual Outback Bowl event.

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Fun in the Sun: 2016 Outback Bowl Beach Day

December 30 2015 | Jeff Rosenfield

The 2016 Outback Bowl Beach festivities on Clearwater Beach.

Large contingents of fans of the University of Tennessee and Northwestern University, mainly clad in organge and purple, plus thousands of regular beachgoers dressed in proper suntanning attire, packed Clearwater Beach on the second-to-last day of 2015 for the 2016 Outback Bowl Beach Day event. Now in its 30th year being held in Tampa Bay, the Outback Bowl has hosted its beach day activities atop the sugar white sands on Clearwater Beach for more than 20 years,...

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Team Dolphins are Back for Outback Bowl's 30th Anniversary

December 23 2015 | Clearwater Old

Clearwater will be celebrating Outback Bowl's 30th Anniversary on December 30 with an Outback Bowl Beach Day with live music, skydivers, tug-of-war and many more contests located next to Clearwater’s Pier 60 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. As in previous years, team dolphins created by Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce artist, Robert Daltry, will partake in the festivities sporting the Tennessee Volunteers and Northwestern Wildcats gear and #30, to...

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Photo of the Week: Rays of Light

December 7 2015 | Jeremiah Khokhar

Rays of sunlight pierce through storm blanketed skies over Clearwater Beach. 

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Radar: Oldsmar 100

November 27 2015 | Jeff Rosenfield

The City of Oldsmar will host a number of centennial celebrations at R.E. Olds Park in 2016.

Clearwater celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2015 with a host of events, parades and other activities throughout the year. In 2016, the City of Oldsmar, Clearwater’s nearby neighbor to the north, named for founder and automobile pioneer Ransom E. Olds, gets its turn. Oldsmar’s 100th anniversary celebration kicks off in January with the first of four “Fifth Friday” concert series at R.E. Olds Park, and the party will continue throughout...

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Photo of the Week: It's Called Perfection

November 24 2015 | Jeremiah Khokhar

The perfect view of our sugar sands, beach walk and Pier 60 on a perfect Clearwater day! 

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