by Cortney Fries
For the feeling of home away from home, check out Barefoot Bay Resort and Marina. This family-owned resort offers personal touches and friendly service in a wonderful location, close to Clearwater Beach. Park in the free guest lot and you likely will not move your car for the rest of the trip. Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of Winter and Hope), Pier 60, shops, restaurants and the ferry are all within easy walking distance. There’s even a Walgreens next door.
Queen Deluxe and Waterfront rooms sleep four people (with only kids under 10 sleeping on the pull-out sofa). Two Bedroom Apartments sleep up to six and include a kitchen with stove, refrigerator and microwave. The living room also provides direct access to the marina deck.
There’s a small, heated pool and coin operated laundry onsite. Rent jet skis, kayaks or stand up paddleboards from the marina. Close by, Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruises are two hours of treasure hunting, face painting, water gun fighting and dancing. There’s also an indoor surfing experience nearby.
Our Editor Loves
- Friendly, family-run resort
- Walking distance to many attractions
- Marina with memorable activities
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
Close to beach, shops, bars and restaurants. Very friendly staff can’t do enough for you so much better staying at the small motels instead of the over priced large hotels where nobody working there knows your name your just a room number.
This is my favorite place to stay in Clearwater Beach. It is located very close to the circle and on the canal side. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The service is incredibly great thanks to Dave, Mike, Owen and Brenda. I highly recommend this hotel and the price is always better than than chain hotels.