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+
My family of four stood for Mother's Day weekend. The front desk staff was great. Very helpful with things to do in the area. Pool was clean. Resort was cozy. Close to Everything!! 24 Hour Walgreens right next door. Didn't have to move the car all weekend. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone.
Greeted by Dave who could not have been nicer and began our experience by reviewing the area map and pointing out good places to eat and things to see along with how to use the trolley. Room was clean and we took advantage of sitting out on the nice deck, overlooking the bay and watched the dolphins. Location was perfect and we never had to move our car as we were able to walk everywhere (and my husband's not able to walk long distances, but he was perfectly able on this trip!). Walgreens across the street is a bonus and it's an easy walk in the morning to Dunkin Donuts or a few steps across the street from Dunkin to Starbucks for us coffee snobs! Would definitely stay here again!