The White Sand Paradise that is the
'Central Gulf Coast'
Clearwater Beach is one of the destination beaches with all the typical vacation activities you would expect in a beach community, including a wide variety of restaurants, charter fishing trips, dolphin watching tours, jet skiing and such.
Just to the East of Clearwater Beach is a small island called Island Estates. This residential island offers a variety of amenities such as The Island Way Grill, the closest grocery store, banking, and the Clearwater Beach Aquarium where the movie 'Dolphin Tale' was filmed. A history of Clearwater Beach can be found in our blog pages. Click here for a list of Clearwater Beach restaurants.
Heading down the coast to the south is Sand Key. This is the perfect location for an extended stay in the area. The high-rise condos here mostly have minimum stays of a month, with the exception of a couple of buildings that allow as few as two weeks. Although Sand Key has two hotel chains, it is more laid back without the activities of its neighboring Clearwater Beach, just a short Jolly Trolley ride way.
The next stop on your way south from Clearwater Beach to St. Pete Beach is Belleair Beach.
This beach is all residential living and fairly restricted to only the residents of the area, however it is a nice part of the drive to see the beach mansions.
Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores is the next area that supports vacation rentals. Here you will find plenty of good restaurants and a few shops but don't expect to see too much in the respect of beach activities. However, you can still get to Clearwater Beach for action with a short drive North.
Before you get to Madeira Beach, there is Redington Shores, North Redington Beach and Redington Beach. All three beaches are very similar and have a good mix of residential and vacation rentals. Being mostly the same as Indian Rocks Beach, it does not offer a lot if you are looking for an activity filled vacation.
This again is the place you are going to want to go if you are looking for a nice quiet beach for sun-seeking and beach walks. From here, head south to Madeira Beach and Treasure Island to whet your appetite for beach activities.
Speaking of Madeira Beach, that is our next stop on our way down the Central Gulf Coast. Madeira Beach is a great place to stay on a tighter budget. Here we have more high-rise condos that allow weekly rentals. Similar to Clearwater Beach, it has a lot of beach vacation activity with shopping, boat tours and restaurants. John's Pass Bridge provides the access to the southern beaches of Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach.
We are the Clearwater Beach Hotel alternative, offering condos up to 50% off the rate of expensive hotels.
Why pay more for less, when you can have the best?
A condo will give you the freedom that a hotel will not, all the comforts of home away from home.
Come join us in beautiful, tropical Clearwater Beach for warm beaches and great prices.
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