Turtle Nesting Season is Here

Each year from early May to late October, loggerhead sea turtles come ashore to build a nest and deposit their eggs. Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff and volunteers set out in the early morning hours to track any activities. Nest are roped off and tagged to minimize people disturbing the area. It takes roughly 45-60 days…

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Clearwater Celebrates America on July 4th

A long-standing tradition, Clearwater Celebrates America will be held in waterfront Coachman Park on Wednesday, July 4th. An evening concert will showcase patriot music and is a warm-up to a fireworks display, starting at 9:30 p.m., which is reputed to be one of the Tampa Bay area’s largest, if not best, events. The park, overlooking…

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Let’s Travel to Clearwater Beach by Water Taxi

The Clearwater Ferry Service is more than just water transportation; it’s a unique and affordable attraction. Relax and enjoy the view, sans brake lights, while avoiding the frustration of traveling to the island during peak season, like spring break and weekends, when demand for public parking exceeds availability. Those looking to visit Clearwater Beach are…

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Is it True? A New Parking Garage on North Beach?

Heading out to Clearwater Beach? Then consider parking at the North Beach Parking Plaza, a new parking garage that opened on North Clearwater Beach last year. The garage is located at 483 Mandalay Ave. and offers 450 new parking spaces. Parking rates are $2 per hour. Public parking is located on levels 3 to 6.…

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This Trail Strings Together Many City Parks

If you’re looking to spend some time off the sand, fun seekers may want to consider the Ream Wilson Trail, a popular but less crowded paved path for bicyclers, walkers, hikers and inline skaters. Users will pass through tree covered and open areas and connect with many city parks, each of which has convenient parking.…

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Clearwater Beach Named America’s #1 Beach by TripAdvisor

Clearwater Beach has had numerous honors over the year. This one is extra special as it is TripAdvisor’s Readers’ Choice award. Visitors actually determine the winners based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and averaged ratings gathered over a 12-month period. This is the second time in three years that the famous white…

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The Phillies Headed to Town for Spring Training

Make no doubt about it – Phillies phans love spring training and they love their annual pilgrimage to Clearwater and Clearwater Beach. Here in Florida, we anxiously follow the Phillies’ Twitter and Facebook accounts. While we know the dates the players will report, the dominoes start to fall as soon as we see photos of…

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Getting Around Town

The Jolley Trolley’s popularity continues to grow. So much so that in mid-February, a third trolley was permanently added to the Clearwater Beach route. This allows for service to be extended to the Park Street Terminal in downtown Clearwater directly from Clearwater Beach, giving riders the ability to connect to other locations. Click here to access…

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Bird of Paradise, Florida Botanical Garden, Largo, FL

Gardens & Flowers Have a Way of Bringing People Together

As Clare Ansberry once wrote, “Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.” And in Pinellas County in Largo where the Florida Botanical Garden is situated, it also brings visitors out of their hotels, condos and campgrounds and off of the beaches to reflect on its natural beauty.…

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Public Island Estates, Florida

Publix Re-Opens Its Island Estates Store Today

DECEMBER 7, 2017 — Long-awaited, the new Island Village Shopping Center opened today and is home to a new 31, 781-sq. ft. Publix. The center features parking on the ground level with the grocery store and pharmacy located on the second floor. In the fall of 2011, the Business Observer reported that Publix Super Market had…

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