How Many Different Ways Can You Prepare Grouper?

We took this question to Clearwater Beach area restaurants and this is what we discovered. Many of them offer a blackened grouper option. Each has their own secret herbs and spices that none seemed ready to reveal.  Many also offer a jerk version that has nothing to do with repetitive motion or a relative no…

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Vroom Vroom – We’re Talking Power Boats

The final weekend of September and the start of October bring offshore racing fans to downtown Clearwater for pre-race activities and then out to Clearwater Beach for the big event, the 9th Annual Super Boat National/Florida Championship. From 12:00 noon on Friday to 10:00 p.m., downtown Coachman Park on the waterfront is transformed into Race…

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Jazz Holiday and Stone Crabs Converge in 2017

Most years, the opening of stone crab season precedes the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday. This year is unusual as both events will occur at the same time – the third weekend in October. Both are long-standing traditions. While the jazz festival is no longer free and serves up a line-up of entertainment beyond it’s namesake style,…

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Honeymoon Island – A Natural State

If you’re looking to take a hike and explore natural Florida, Honeymoon Island Recreation Area at the west end of Dunedin Causeway may be the answer. Wildlife sightings do come with the territory. Just ask a friend of mine who recently took a walk along the 2.5-mile Osprey Trail. He was hoping to see some…

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Day-Tripping to Tarpon Springs

Just 40 minutes north of Clearwater Beach visitors can discover rich Greek culture and history. At the turn of the last century, Tarpon Springs was considered the largest sponge port in the U.S. Greek immigrants and divers followed and the industry and the community grew. The 1908 Sponge Exchange was the place where sponges were…

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An Island Escape – Caladesi Island

A state park, Caladesi Island is situated just south of the island of Honeymoon Island Recreation Area. Accessible only by ferry boat* from the marina at Honeymoon Island on the west end of Dunedin Causeway, it’s a wonderful way to spend the day with the kids. The island has a nature trail, two bathhouses and a…

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All Aboard for a Sunset Dinner Cruise

The Starlite Majesty offers a number of daytime cruises but its evening dinner cruise is by far its most popular. Cruisers will certainly be wowed by their ever-changing view and gorgeous sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the menu, however, that continues to receive favorable reviews on social media. The mouthwatering food is prepared…

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What’s Your Favorite Clearwater Beach Dessert?

We hear it often and we hear it said loudly … key lime pie.  Take our quick poll and let us know what you think!

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Sunset Cinema Presents…

The venue for this free outdoor movie held at sunsets each weekend is Pier 60 Park in the center of the island of Clearwater Beach. Guests are invited to bring their blankets and low lawn chairs. It’s a great way to celebrate the end of a perfect day. To view of list of what’s playing…

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You Loved Them on the Big Screen, Now See Them in Person

You’ll never meet two more friendly movie stars than Winter and Hope. Winter is the star of the major motion picture Dolphin Tale I and was joined by Hope in Dolphin Tale 2. Both live at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) which was featured in both movies. Interestingly, Hope was rescued on the night of…

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