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+
Had the best ,relaxing time here. Location is perfect everything you need is 5 minutes away
Hotel room was spacious, clean and bright.staff where lovely couldn't be anymore friendly and helpful . This is the ideal place for families we will definitely be back soon
Excellent owners and staff will assist you with any of your needs. My wife and I have stayed at Barefoot Bay for the last 5 years and have totally enjoyed the calm atmosphere during our vacations. It's just a short walk to the beach, restaurants, shops and Pier 60. The beach area is kid friendly and Friday/Saturday nights the city of Clearwater Beach will show movies.