Why Tampa Bay?
If you are considering a move to Florida, the Greater Tampa Bay Area and surrounding Beaches are the destination for you. Offering affordable living and rich Culture with top ten beaches, there is no shortage of events and things to do. Are you a sports fan? Tampa is home to three major league sports teams: The Buccaneers, the Lighting and the Tampa Bay Rays. Like theater? How about Mahaffey Theater in St Petersburg, Ruth Eckerd hall in Clearwater or off broadway Straz Theater in the city of Tampa. Travel? With an International Port and International Airport we have you covered. Located mid state we are a few hours ride from Orlando and the parks, the Kennedy Space Center, Miami, Sarasota and St Augustine. There is great shopping at International Mall, Premium Outlet’s and Ellington. Downtown St Petersburg has a brand new pier, delicious restaurants and an abundant nightlife. Clearwater is easy going and a fantastic beach town. Whatever you need, want or may desire, Tampa and the Beaches can deliver. Click on the links below to learn about the varied townships in the area.
Clearwater Beach has something for everyone. Places to rent boats, sunset cruises, pirate ship, fishing trips, sunset dinner cruises, dolphin adventures, parasailing, #1 Beach. This is a great place for fun for all families.
Best Restaurants – Frenchy’s which is right on the sand and hosts the Stone Crab Festival every year. Clear Sky Café which is a great place for breakfast or lunch.
Sit right on the water at Jimmy’s fish house and listen to live music nightly.
Shepards Beach Resort which has casual dining choices as well as beach bars and nightclubs.
If you want something a little more upscale, Caretta on the Gulf in the Sandpearl hotel is delicious.
Island Way Grill is a great place to have lunch or dinner and you can come by boat. It has a great Sunday brunch.
Marinas and boating – there is a number of options for boaters. 2 marinas – Clearwater Harbor Marine yacht and boat and Clearwater Beach Muncipal Marina. Learn to sail at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center. This is an amazing place to kayak or learn to sail.
More active community. Tons of weekly events. Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Popular recurring events include Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Music Festival
Hotels – Sandpearl, Hyatt, Opal Sands, Shepards Beach Resort
Indian Rocks Beach / Indian Shores
Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores is great for for families. There is something to do for everyone. The north end the beach tends to be a little quieter and the south end is full of things to do for adults and families.
Restaurants – Guppys a little more upper scale for fresh seafood.
Jimmy Iguanas – visit right from the beach to have fresh seafood and come right from the beach. Live music on the weekends.
Crabby Bills for fresh seafood and drink specials daily. Live music every day.
Villa Gallace is a great place for date night with more upscale Italian menu.
Caddys is located right on the water. Has nightly sunset special menus. Drive right up in your boat and dock and dine.
Salt Rock Grill is an upscale restaurant with fresh catches of the day and aged steaks. Extensive wine menu. This is also a place that you can come and eat by boat.
Favorite things to do – Splash Harbor Water Park. Spend the day at the water park. It includes water slides, a pool, and lazy river. You can also gold mine with the kids. Then walk up to Jimmy Iquanas for lunch.
Rent boats at the Holiday Inn Harborside at Indian Rocks Beach Boat Rentals.
You can also rent jet ski, paddleboards and boats from getwetfl.com
Redington Shores / Redington Beach
Redington Shores and Redington Beach are primarily residential beachside communities located midway between Clearwater and St Petersburg, with multiple parks, beach access, community center and Childs playground. While Redington Beach is more residential in single family beachfront properties, Redington Shores allows more condo living for primary residents and snowbirds alike.
Frog Pond is known for their generous portions and a great choice for breakfasts and brunches-call ahead and get on the list!
Wahoo’s is the perfect place for fresh fish caught in the gulf and their famous Tator Tots! Be sure to check out the board to see what specials are available.
Candy Kitchen is a blast from the past with old school candies, ice cream and a unique store that’s so fun for the whole family!
Brand new Burrito Social complex has a Dunkin’ Donuts, Spa and Sushi -All delish!
The Conch Republic has a Key West feel, with caribbean eats, great cocktails and atmosphere and outdoor seating.
Favorite Restaurants are Wahoos which is locally owned and has the daily board that includes all of the fresh catches of the day. Cathy and I eat here once a week. It is a little local secret.
Seabreeze which is right on the water and has live music.
Kenny’s corner is a great place for Breakfast and lunch!
The Doubletree Hotel has a wonderful restaurant right on the Beach called Mangos and a tiki bar to get your favorite beach beverages!
Visit the Beachside Boutique for great beach clothes and local jewelry/bath items.
Visit the Realty Experts office! We can make an appointment with you to meet and discuss water living!
Madeira Beach is a great vacation destination with white sand beaches, tons of beach access and Johns Pass. All beaches have public transportation as the Trolley makes stops all along the beaches from Clearwater to St Petersburg.
Madeira Beach is just North of Treasure Island and home to world famous John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk. Created by a hurricane on September 27, 1848 a pirate, John Levique, made the first passage through the newly created pass. Hence the name, Johns Pass. Located on the waterfront at Johns Pass, this quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County’s #1 tourist attraction. Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, dolphin watching and shelling tours, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing.
Caddy’s-newly built on the sand of Madeira Beach great for kids and families. Easy food and Relaxed atmosphere-beach attire acceptable.
Thai Star Sushi Bar has authentic Thai food and an array of different types of Sushi Rolls and is a quiet place for lunch or dinner
Johns Pass- tons of shops and tourist attractions with multiple restaurants- Bubba Gumps, Hooters, Sculley’s restaurant which has great fish and American menu, Along with ice cream shops, bar and grill and pizza
Madeira Beach is in the process of redevelopment in the next couple of years. They have just built the Cambria Hotel that has an amazing rooftop pool!
There are many new developments coming up so ask us for details! There are some great pre construction opportunities.
There is a huge public beach access. It is a great place to park and you can grab lunch at the shake shack right on the water and listen to live music.
There are tons of fun things to do in Treasure Island!
They have the yearly sanding ovations and kite contests.
Sloppy Joes is right on the beach and a great family atmosphere.
Tons of bars and restaurants, ice cream, surf shop for paddleboard rentals.
Go to Caddys right on the beach and spend the day! Tons of beach toys, cabannas, great food and sunshine!
Every Friday morning they have their morning market where you can get fresh fruits and vegetables. It also will have local artists.
The community center offers all sorts of classes such yoga on the beach and Hawaiian dance classes.
is quieter for families. The Beach at Sand Key park is very serene and beautiful. Restaurants – Columbia – right on the water. Voted the best Cuban and famous for their 1905 salad. Backwaters fresh seafood with waterfront dining.
St. Pete Beach
Golfers can go a little inland to play golf at Belleair Country Club or stay at the Belleview Inn and have access to the sister resort and the Sandpearl in Clearwater Beach.