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Luxury hotels, resorts and inns on Clearwater Beach offer visitors beachfront accommodations with amazing amenities and complimentary sunsets that make the West Coast the Best Coast!


Palm Pavilion Inn

Palm Pavilion Inn is an award-winning, beautiful, boutique hotel that is close to many area attractions and features a heated pool. The 30-room inn may be considered “quaint,” but it has all of the amenities guests need to make their stay a memorable one. Be sure to visit their landmark Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar for delicious food and refreshing beverages!


Shephard’s Beach Resort

Shephard’s Beach Resort is the premier Gulf Coast beachfront entertainment resort on Clearwater Beach. Accommodations include specialty suites, tropical pool deck & SOAK Bar, white sand beach and watersports, amazing Ocean Flame Open Kitchen Buffet, famous beachside Tiki Beach Bar & Grill, Salt Tequila Bar and Tap Room, the exclusive 2-level Wave Night Club, shops, rentals and more! Everything about Shephard’s is created to deliver an unforgettable vacation. If sun, fun and great entertainment are what you are looking for then Shephard’s has it ALL!

Bars & Restaurants

Guests to Clearwater Beach are in for a delicious experience at some of the best beachfront restaurants and bars in the area! Refreshing cocktails, mocktails, brews and beverages of all kinds quench the thirst of beach-goers all day, everyday. A variety of tasty eats are available, but notably feature fresh, local seafood and all the standard faves, kicked-up a notch to satisfy every appetite, morning to night.

Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant

For 72 years, Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant has prepared “Comfort Food Made to Order” on Clearwater Beach, making it well-known for its coastal fine dining and martini lunches. This amazing area landmark offers dine-in, curbside service and delivery, and you can expect nothing but excellence from this popular eatery known for its fried chicken, seafood and old Florida charm.

Bobby’s Bistro

Since 1994, locals and lucky tourists have been eating well and drinking great wine at Bobby’s Bistro on Clearwater Beach. Bobby’s Bistro has redefined nouveau dining, or California cuisine, for the casual connoisseur in a casual setting, conceived by the owners of Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber. “We call it a light approach to the consumption & enjoyment of good food and wines.”

Mint Fox Ice Cream

Established in 2002, Mint Fox Ice Cream is a family-owned and operated sweet shop on Clearwater Beach, and home of the Serious Cookie Sundae!” Made-from-scratch, half-pound cookies provide a scrumptious base to your favorite homemade ice cream selections. Be cool on the beach with some creamy and crunchy confections made fresh daily at Mint Fox!

Shephard’s Beach Resort Dining 

Sip, Savor and Satisfy your taste buds with several dining options at Shephard’s! Cool off at Tiki Grill Beach Bar with tropical mojitos and fish tacos, or enjoy prime rib and pinot noir in Ocean Flame restaurant. Shephard’s Beach Resort has everything you need to escalate your dining experiences at these great restaurants, as well as Salt Tequila Bar, Soak Pool Bar, and Oasis Grab & Go.

Ocean Flame

Indulge in all-you-can-eat delicacies from land and sea at Shephard’s Ocean Flame gourmet buffet. The open, interactive kitchen allows you to watch chefs prepare fresh dishes and hand-rolled sushi. Plus, enjoy your favorite stir-fry combos from their unique Wok station; a variety of meats at their carving station; a vast array of seafood selections, homemade desserts, and so much more. What are you waiting for?

Tiki Beach Grill

Enjoy delicious casual beach fare – from grass-fed beef burgers to grouper tacos to superfood salads – while listening to live entertainment every afternoon and evening. Sit back, relax, and refresh with a variety of live local and national musical talent, a gorgeous sunset, scrumptious eats, and cool cocktails, all at Shephard’s Tiki Beach Grill.

Wave Nightclub at Shephard’s

The Wave on Clearwater Beach is an area hot spot popular with locals and out of town guests, alike. Both upper and lower levels are reserved for bottle service only, meeting a minimum monetary requirement. Tables are available and always go quickly. The Patio Section is first-come, first-served until capacity is reached. Proper ID required.


Baystar aims to provide both a delicious experience and an excellent value. Our restaurants feature menus dominated by fresh seafood, much of which is provided by the owner, Frank Chivas, own fleet of dayboats. This source of fresh local seafood combined with creative chefs, has established a strong reputation for Baystar’s restaurants as excellent dining destinations within the Tampa Bay area.

Bar Tiki, Clearwater Beach

Come join us at Bar Tiki Clearwater Beach where adults get to let loose & relax on the rooftop – Island Style! Tiki drinks are our specialty offering Dole Whips, Poni Palu Mojitos, Hapuna Punch, Volcano Bowls and so much more. Delight in our Hawaiian-inspired fare as you sit back, relax and enjoy the nightly sunsets! Mahalo!

Salt Cracker Fish Camp

Florida Crackers are native born Floridians who speak a unique language. It is a language spoken from the heart that anyone can understand. Florida Crackers feel comfortable shucking oysters, telling stories around a campfire, fishing day & night and cooking their own catch.“ Come Join Us and we’ll make you a Florida Cracker “

Marina Cantina

A Mexican fusion inspired menu that is elevated by fresh seafood caught directly from our own fleet of boats. Grouper del sol, casa ceviche, pork belly tacos and carne asada are just a few Cantina favorites that are prepared fresh daily. Pair it up with a hand-crafted casa margarita, fresh sangria or a choice from our extensive tequila bar.



There are many things to explore and experience on Florida’s Best Coast, and boat tours are a fantastic way to see marine life and local beachfront landmarks in an exciting new way!


The Tropics Boat Tours

The Tropics Boat Tours are the way to truly experience Clearwater Beach and the Gulf of Mexico! The only ocean-friendly certified, commercial boat operation in Pinellas County, Tropics Boat Tours is home to daily Dolphin Exploration Tours and Sunset Celebration Cruises, on their double-decker catamaran that features an enclosed area in the shade, as well as a sun deck and premium bar. A crew member narrates tours with nuggets of area trivia and snippets about the wildlife, like bottleneck dolphin you see along the way.


Clearwater Ferry 

Avoid traffic and parking woes and explore some of Clearwater’s finest destinations by taking the inexpensive Clearwater Ferry! The Clearwater route features stops in downtown Clearwater and at the Clearwater Beach Marina (near Pier 60, boat attractions and restaurants). You may also take the Clearwater Ferry to North Beach and Island Estates, but they must be booked online.


Clearwater Thresher’s Baseball

The Threshers are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies and play their games at Spectrum Field. Although, games have been halted due to COVID-19, restrictions have the team staying engaged with fans by continuing to offer their promotion specials through the Threshers’ social media channels. Join the Threshers on a virtual journey of the originally-planned, in-park promotions, and enjoy post-game fireworks, theme nights and more as the Threshers bring the ballpark experience to you!


Encounters with Dolphins

Encounters with Dolphins is an extremely enjoyable boating excursion for folks of all ages! Passengers are always excited to discover pods of dolphin swimming and playing in their natural Gulf habitat. The 1 ½ -1 ¾ hr trip includes a half-hour stop on Compass Island for exploring, shelling or snorkeling.



Car Rental Services

If you’re looking for a car rental service, look no further than our wide selection of options. We have a variety of vehicles to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your needs. Whether you need a compact car for city driving or a larger vehicle for a road trip, we have what you’re looking for.

Drop Top Car Rentals

Drop Car Rentals is located in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL. We welcome you to explore the city in one of our Slingshots, Side by Sides, Golf Carts, or Scooters. Call us to schedule your rental or book online!


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