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Stingray season has begun on Pinellas beaches

Tampabay.com  Fifteen people were stung at Clearwater Beach on a recent weekend. ... said Brent Winner of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Sand sculptures rise at Clearwater's Sugar Sand Festival

Tampabay.com  In 2013, USA Today's online voters crowned Clearwater Beach the Best Beach Town in Florida. Mason, who has spent days on the beach already, ...

Police add extra patrol on beaches for spring breakers

WTSP 10 News  Clearwater BeachFlorida -- The best weather in the country has once again sent the people from all over flocking to Bay area beaches. And while ...

Clearwater Marine Aquarium voted 'Best Florida Attraction  

Tbo.com

Clearwater Marine Aquarium voted 'Best Florida Attraction' ... in Lake Buena Vista, The Ringling Museum in Sarasota and South Beach in Miami.

Clearwater snags another tourism contest win

Tampabay.com (blog)

CLEARWATER-- Clearwater is already the best beach town in Florida... the sugar sand and lapping Gulf of Mexico waves on Clearwater Beach beats a lake, ...

City of Clearwater adding boardwalk to Beachwalk

WTSP 10 News - ‎5 hours ago‎

Clearwater Beach, Florida -- The city is working up specifications for a boardwalk to be built along Clearwater Harbor from a public plaza on Memorial Causeway to the foot of Baymont Street.

Florida's beaches to be mapped by Google

WTSP 10 News - ‎Jul 25, 2013 ‎Tallahassee, Florida - Imagine planning your dream beach vacation somewhere along Florida's coast and being able to see every inch of the beach on your computer before you leave home. That will soon be the reality for anyone in the world as a result of ...

FlowRider at Surf Style takes enthusiasts on simulated adventure

07/22/13 By Terri Bryce Reeves, Times Correspondent

CLEARWATER

Inside the Surf Style megastore on Clearwater Beach, a handful of youths in swimwear brave a thin layer of 80-degree water surging toward them at 25 to 30 mph.

Do the stingray shuffle to avoid nasty stings

Tampabay.com-13 hours ago

You might sprint to the beach, but be sure to slow down and start shuffling as soon as your feet hit the water. The warm currents of the Gulf of ...

Clearwater Beach hosting 10-day sand-sculpting festival  

Northwest News and Tribune - ‎Apr 18, 2013‎CLEARWATER - Artists were hard at work this week sculpting the sands of Clearwater Beach ahead of the 10-day Frenchy's Sugar Sand Festival, which begins today

Clearwater's Dolphins find new temporary home in Tallahaseee

WTSP 10 News Clearwater Beach, Florida -- Remember those more than three dozen dolphins that added some cheer last summer to Pier 60 Park? Four of them have relocated to Tallahassee for the 2013 legislative session. The six-foot-tall fiberglass dolphins were part of a ...

Clearwater to review beach development strategy after beachfront hotel gets ...

Tampabay.com... close consultation with Clearwater's own planning staff. The city's professional staff said the 15-story Hampton Inn & Suites proposed for the south end of Clearwater Beach met all the city's requirements, but the City Council squashed it anyway in a 3-2 vote.

Clearwater Beach wears 'Florida's best' crown with pride

USA TODAYBut they're still dreaming of Clearwater Beach, which beat out nine other nominees from Florida-based coastal expert Stephen Leatherman, aka "Dr. Beach," to win a USA TODAY online reader survey as "Florida's best beach town." Among the visitor bureau's ...

Clearwater's Shephard's Beach Resort expandingBay News 9The popular Clearwater Beach spot Shephard's Beach Resort is about to get a lot larger in size. Work has begun on an expansion project that will double the size of the waterfront hotel and bar. The facility also includes a restaurant and nightclub. Construction ...

Clearwater Beach dining reviews: Union Burger, Cork-N-BrewTampabay.comCLEARWATER BEACH — The Pinellas County beaches along the Gulf of Mexico are bustling this time of year with sun-seekers and others escaping the cold up North and in the Midwest. (It was 30 degrees in New York City on Monday and 10 in Chicago.) ...

Clearwater ousts longtime marina souvenir shopTampabay.comBetween purchases, store manager Judi Boudreau kept returning grimly to her computer, where she watched a replay of the Clearwater City Council on Monday discussing evicting the store from the city-owned marina building on Clearwater Beach.

Developer wants to build 15-story Hampton Inn on Clearwater BeachTampabay.comOn the south end of Clearwater Beach, between a Quality Hotel and an EconoLodge, there's a parking lot. Over the years, there have been some ambitious plans for this parking lot. Back in 2005, during the beach condominium boom, a high-end project ...

Clearwater aquarium releases loggerhead turtle

When Tina was found stranded on a New Port Richey beach in April of 2012, she was starved, covered in algae and unable to regulate her own blood sugar.

Seventy-five Foot Hotel Planned for Bay Esplanade

This will be the first development built, east of Mandalay, to the guidelines for the "Old Florida District" of Clearwater Beach. This is an area which runs from shore to shore, bounded on the north by Somerset Street and on the south by the east/west ...

Yes on new resort and politeness, maybe on streetlight fee, library hours

Tampabay.com - ‎10 hours ago‎

The project is at 669 Bay Esplanade along Clearwater Harbor in what's called the Old Florida District of Clearwater Beach. The 65-foot-tall building, which will go on a 0.15-acre property, has what's described as "Deco-esque" architecture. The ...

Spring Break Clearwater Beach-style: Sun, fun, beer and dancing

Tampabay.com March into April is spring break season, and Clearwater Beach, recently named the nation's best beach town by USA Today, is a hot destination for those seeking to shed reality in sunny Florida. Cars with foreign license plates clog the streets. Crowds form ...

New 15-story hotel planned for prime spot on Clearwater Beach

Tampabay.com CLEARWATER — Ocean Properties might be the biggest hotel company you've never heard of, and it's taking a major interest in Clearwater Beach. After years of delay due to the Great Recession, the international conglomerate is finally getting ready to build ...

Entrepreneur pays Clearwater $1 million to retain beach hotel development rights

Tampabay.com The Tampa-based cardiologist, health care entrepreneur and philanthropist paid the city of Clearwater a whopping $1 million on Tuesday to keep the right to build a large resort on nearly 3 acres of Clearwater Beach property that he owns. The million-dollar ...

Clearwater Beach named best beach in Florida by USA Today readers

Tampabay.com - ‎58 minutes ago‎They used everything in their social media arsenals to get the votes they needed to get Clearwater Beach named the best in Florida. It worked. Clearwater Beach was named the state's best beach town in a survey conducted by USA Today, beating out Siesta ...

Major expansion at Shephard's Beach ResortWTSP 10 NewsClearwater Beach, Florida - Shephard's, the waterfront resort that's been rocking the beach for over 36 years, has begun a major expansion, adding hotel rooms, more parking dining and meeting space, along with a much larger Tiki bar and concert stage.


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