Clearwater Beach is famous for its sugary sands and nightly sunset celebrations at the town’s municipal pier, Pier 60, where street performers do acrobatics and dance routines. The action starts about an hour before sunset, just a short stroll away from the luxurious Sandpearl Resort. And when you stay at this elegant gulf-front property in the Opal Collection, you have the benefit of being close to outside activities and Clearwater Beach’s fun vibe, yet ensconced in the private world of a luxury hotel.
Your days can be spent reading a book in the plush chaise lounge chairs lining the hotel’s huge lagoon-style pool with a zero entry area that has a beach-like feel. If you prefer the real deal, Clearwater Beach’s white sands are never more than a few steps away.
Seasonal poolside activities include dive-in movies that families love, and come sunset, guests gather for s’mores at fire pits near the beach. The Sandpearl is popular with vacationing couples, too, thanks to its romantic oceanfront restaurant, cozy beach and poolside cabanas, and an excellent onsite spa.
To cap off your Florida Gulf Coast beach day, towel off and step out in style at the Sandpearl’s excellent restaurant, Caretta’s on the Gulf, considered among the best seafood spots in all of Florida. The restaurant’s Sunday brunch is a lavish spread of made-to-order omelettes and waffles, egg dishes, meats and all manner of seafood –oysters, shrimp, smoked salmon, ceviche, and sushi — accompanied with mimosas or a little bubbly.