Resorts in Sand Key, Florida

Resorts in Sand Key, Florida
Sand Key is situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida in Clearwater Beach, about 15 minutes west of Tampa. A barrier island with the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Clearwater Harbor to the east, Sand Key features wide white sand beaches and many options for boating and fishing. Sand Key Park and Preserve offers beach and park activities along with salt marshes for bird watching and protected sea turtle nesting sites.

Sheraton Sand Key Resort

The Sheraton Sand Key features 390 rooms and suites directly on the Gulf of Mexico, with one of the widest beaches in Florida. All accommodations at this resort feature a coffee pot and private balcony, and the suites have a sofa bed. WiFi or high-speed Internet access is available for a fee. The property offers two restaurants, a pool bar for snacks or drinks and a mini-market in the lobby gift shop.

The property features 10 acres of sand beach and a gulf-view pool and hot tub. Beach chairs and WaveRunner rentals are available on the premises, as are lighted tennis courts and a full-service fitness center on the top floor of the hotel. Sand Key Park and Preserve is next door to the resort, offering park and beach access, salt marshes and the chance to observe osprey and sea turtles in their nesting grounds.

Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
(727) 595-1611
(888) 625-5144

Sea Captain Resort on the Bay

Situated on Clearwater Bay, the Sea Captain Resort offers comfortable rooms and efficiencies, with a convenient location for fishing and boating. Each unit includes a refrigerator, and the efficiencies have a kitchenette with a microwave. The property features a heated pool and hot tub with views of the bay and Clearwater Marina.

The resort's private dock offers fishing on the bay, and boat slip rentals starts at $5 per day. A 150-yard walk across the street brings you to Clearwater's public beach. Pier 60 is also within walking distance, offering gulf-side fishing along with dining, drinking and shopping options.

Sea Captain Resort on the Bay
40 Devon Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 446-7550
(800) 444-7488

The Coral Resort

This resort rents condos ranging in size from a suite to one or two bedrooms. Each unit features a full kitchen, including refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave and coffee maker, and comes with linens and towels. The property offers free WiFi access, on-site laundry facilities and a patio, with umbrella tables and a grill for cooking out.

The heated pool features a view of Clearwater Bay, and the resort provides equipment for fishing from the adjacent private dock. Nearby activities include dolphin watch tours, deep-see fishing excursions, bike, boat or jet ski rentals, parasailing and party cruises.

The Coral Resort
483 East Shore Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767-2033
(727) 446-3711
(888) 267-2579

Article Written By Lisa Jay

Lisa Jay began writing professionally in 2002. She has written for "Focus" magazine and "The Orlando Sentinel" as well as travel websites in the Central Florida area. She served as executive editor of "The Valencia Source." Jay earned an Associate of Arts in journalism from Valencia Community College. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in writing at Columbia University.

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