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Clearwater or ST PETE?

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Clearwater or ST PETE?

Traveling mid week. Couple in 40s no kids. Looking for a Place with beach bars Nearby.

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St. Petersburg!!! I am born and raised here and I cannot stand Clearwater Beach. There is way too much traffic and it has become a tourist attraction. If you visit St. Pete Beach, you are nearby John's Pass and Treasure Island. These are all great places to hang out and bar hop. The locals are very friendly. Have a great time!

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St Pete beach has great beach bars with good food and music nightly. You can walk from one beach bar to another along the beach or take the free beach rides, (work for tips). Very laid back, casual beach. There are also a number of places to dine in or order take out as well as delivery, from from old time "florida" places for breakfast, diners, steak houses, sea food, Mexican, Italian, Tapas, Thai, burgers/beach bars, etc.

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All that is in CWB too...lets have some honesty...

Edited: 06 August 2017, 18:27
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Both are good choices for what you want. Clearwater Beach is small and very walkable. St. Pete Beach is long and stretched out.

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What Julie said. Being older we prefer CWB for the walkabilty. No car rental, parking concerns.....it's all about relaxing!

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I have to say I prefer St. Pete Beach (and Treasure Island) over Clearwater Beach, which has always seemed too congested and overly crowded to me. We lived in downtown St. Pete in the 90s and frequented the beaches from SPB to CB while we lived in the area. A couple years ago we attended a beach wedding in Clearwater Beach and in April of this year we spent a long weekend in St. Pete Beach. While both areas have changed in the past 20 years, my preference for SPB has not. I love the laid back beach town vibe and all the beach bars in the area.

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We love St. Pete Beach as well (note that "St. Pete" and "St. Pete Beach" are two SEPARATE places - St. Pete is on Tampa Bay, while St. Pete Beach is on the Gulf).

While Clearwater Beach has a lot of activities within walking distance, we found it FAR too congested! SPB was very relaxing and still had touches of the "Old Florida" feel to it.

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Thank you for all of the advice! We went to St. Petersburg 10 years ago and strongly disliked it. We have been twice to St. Pete beach in the past 2 years and enjoyed it. Thought we might mix it up and try Clearwater. Looks like either would be a good choice.

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9. Re: Clearwater or ST PETE?

Hi New2Mexico, My vote is Clearwater Beach! Everything is within walking distance, there is no spring break crowd so things will be very relaxed and chill, and there is plenty of parking. A great suggestion is the Palm Pavilion Grill & Bar. They are located DIRECTLY on the beach and have an unparalleled view of the Gulf from your stool at the bar. It is also on the north end of Clearwater Beach which is where the locals hang out ;)

Edited: 08 August 2017, 13:55
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