Top 10 Things to See and Do In Clearwater, FL – Bachelorette Party Edition
You have assembled your Bridal Dream Team and have chosen beautiful Clearwater, FL as your Bachelorette Party destination. Not only will you enjoy some fun in the sun soaking up memories with your gal pals on Clearwater Beach, but you will visit some of the best beachside restaurants, happening hot spots, and must-see destinations in the area for your Clearwater Bachelorette. Whether you wish to take a private boat charter, sip mimosas, have rooftop cocktails, or dance the night away with the locals, we have the perfect list to ensure you have the most epic Clearwater Bachelorette weekend ever!
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1. Soak Up the Sun on Clearwater Beach
Host your “Where My Beaches At” Bachelorette Party in Clearwater Beach! It has been listed in Tripadvisor’s “Top 25 Beaches in the United States” for many years and has even taken the #1 spot in 2016, 2018, and 2019. Not only has it been a trusted destination for travelers in the past 10 years, it was also ranked #6 on Tripadvisor’s “Top Trending Destinations in the United States” for 2022.
If you’re looking for beautiful and pristine white sands that lead you to a gorgeous view of glistening waters, then Clearwater Beach has everything you need for the perfect Florida bachelorette party. It is a great place to relax and unwind, whether you are catching a tan in the sand, chilling under a private cabana, or floating in the calm waters.
Pro Tip – Stay at the Opal Sands Resort Opal Sands Resort and order a Private Cabana and Chairs
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2. Hire a Private Boat and Captain from Bach Boats
How about a “Last Sail Before the Veil” Bachelorette Party? Bach Boats is the premier Florida Bachelorette Party Boat experience serving the Clearwater, Dunedin, and Indian Rocks beach areas. With a fleet of various boats, they can tailor your boat tour based on your party size and needs.
Choose from several luxury deck boats or pontoon funships, which are 2-stories with a water slide. These Clearwater rental boats can seat anywhere from 6-10 guests and come with a Captain of your choosing. Have more than 10 guests, no worries it’s more fun with 2 party boats! Your crew can choose a 4, 6, or 8 hour private boat tour of Clearwater during which you will hop to a few different beautiful islands, explore various sandbars, and spot dolphins and other wildlife along the way while relaxing with your Nauti Crew.
Don’t hesitate, book your Clearwater Bachelor Party Boat now!
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3. Beachfront Dining at Palm Pavilion
This original happening spot on the beach first started back in 1926 and has been a local favorite for years. Its rich history is what makes it so special and direct beach access is what makes it so special.. It was recently voted “2021 Best Beach Bar” by Visit St Pete Clearwater making it a top choice for your beachside bachelorette party.
Not only is it laid back and casual, but fun for large groups. Whether you are walking up from the beach to grab lunch on the patio or catching the sunset and enjoying some live entertainment, it is perfect for delicious food and cold drinks. Choose from great local seafood like the shrimp and crab chowder, gator bites, or even the famous beach burgers.
Check out their Live Entertainment schedule here.
Pro Tip: Researching and choosing where to go for your Bachelorette party dining can be exhausting. Save the time and hire Tampabay Baches to assist you to make that itinerary!
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4. Happy Hour at VUE 360 Rooftop Bar
Enjoy Happy Hour every day from 4pm – 7pm at this waterfront rooftop cocktail bar. Located at the top of the Marriott Clearwater Beach Marina, it is the perfect new spot in town for you and your Clearwater Bachelorette crew to “Tropic Like It’s Hot” while enjoying breathtaking views of Clearwater Beach.
Their upscale cocktails include the Island Time Margarita, Sunset Vue, Cucumber Martini, and other tropical flavors, making it an Insta worthy spot for you and your Bach Babes to start the night before heading to dinner down the strip. Ask for their F&B Manager Hannah to help you make arrangements for your group and better yet, enjoy a Sunset cruise with Bach Boats and have them drop you off right at the Vue 360 Marina once construction is complete!
These cocktails would make the perfect Instagram Boomerang:
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5. Take a Sunset Stroll down Pier 60
For only $1, you can explore the Clearwater Pier 60 1,080 foot recreational fishing pier which boasts beautiful views of the surrounding beach, making it the perfect place for all your sunset photo ops for your bride’s “Final Flamingle”.
You can also catch a Clearwater Beach 27 year old tradition every night by exploring the “Sunsets at Pier 60”. Depending on the time of year and weather permitting, you can catch nightly sunset celebrations from two hours before up to two hours after sunset. Here you will find local vendors, artists, and musicians providing amazing entertainment for the perfect backdrop to your sunset experience.
Plan in advance and find the nightly Sunset Time here.
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6. High End Dining at Island Way Grill
Enjoy a stunning sunset dinner at this upscale dockside restaurant while sipping cocktails and savoring fresh caught fish, sushi, hand cut steaks, the world’s finest oysters, and an assortment of daily specials.
Whether you sit outside under the beautiful lights or inside their expansive dining room, you will not be disappointed with their outstanding selection of fresh entrees and delectable desserts. It is the perfect restaurant to spend Ladies Night dressed in your best attire for a celebration to remember.
Book your Reservation in Advance with Opentable.
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7. Drink Like a Local at The Shipwreck
Looking for a late night spot in Clearwater to keep the night going? This local watering hole has been slinging your favorite island cocktails since 1976, making it the oldest bar on Clearwater beach. Not only is it open every night until 3am, but it is the perfect place to mingle with the Clearwater locals for an ice cold beer, a fruity cocktail, and to play some fun games.
This nautical themed bar is also great for showing off your bachelorette outfits and partying the night away. Just make sure you don’t get too shipfaced at The Shipwreck unless you want to party like a pirate with the rest of the crew!
Check out their Ongoing Events Page.
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8. Bottomless Brunch at Marina Cantina
For your “Final Fiesta” Bachelorette Party save a lot of room for the beast Clearwater brunch at the Marina Cantina! This fine Mexican fusion restaurant offers a variety of favorites like avocado toast, eggs benedict, tacos, and fresh seafood caught daily and is the perfect spot for a large group. Enjoy bottomless mimosas, margaritas, or bloody marys while exploring the largest rooftop bar on Clearwater Beach.
You will savor views of the marina, the live entertainment, and the delicious food as you prep for or recover from your bachelorette party plans. They also have an extensive tequila bar so you can ‘cheers’ your new bride in style.
Check out their Brunch Menu before you go:
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9. Catch Live Music at Coco’s Crush Bar OG
Looking to make a reservation for a large party in happening Clearwater party spots? Coco’s Crush outdoor tiki bar has you covered! Serving all your bar food favorites, frozen drinks, and ice cold beer paired with live music and games, it is the perfect stop to add to your list of Bachelorette party spots.
It’s home of the fan favorite specialty drink, the ‘Orange Crush’, which is a delicious combination of fresh squeezed Florida oranges, vodka, triple sec, and a splash of lemon-lime soda. Don’t worry if orange isn’t your thing, they have 14 other signature ways for you to get “crushed” ranging from blueberry, black cherry lime, peach, and more.
Plan ahead and book your Reservation here.
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10. Treat Yourself to a Relaxing Day at the Botanica Day Spa
After a long Clearwater Bachelorette Party weekend of bar hopping and bachelorette celebrations, why not treat you and your girl gang to a relaxing day at the spa. This trendy downtown Clearwater spa is a great place for rejuvenation, offering a wide range of services to make sure you return home feeling renewed and refreshed after your Clearwater girls weekend.
Botanica’s services include facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, and more. You can even tailor your appointment to include customized treatments that will maximize your ultimate pre wedding prep. It is the perfect paradise for your wedding crew to detox and recap on a wonderful weekend of Clearwater memories and fun.
Relax and Unwind by booking your Appointment in advance:
(PS it is not in a hotel, so you are saving a few $$)
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Top 10 Bachelorette Party Guide Summary
There you have it, our Top 10 Things to See & Do on your Bachelorette Party in Clearwater, Florida! This list will make it easy for Bachelorette Planners to put together a Clearwater agenda for your bride.
We suggest on planning relaxing days and downtime at the beginning and end of the trip. On arrival day, take it easy. Enjoy the hotel, AirBnB or VRBO you are staying in and maybe hit up the Sunset at Clearwater’s Pier 60. Plan your big excursion first, so line up that Bachelorette Party Boat in advance on day 1 and enjoy a few hours of day drinking and boating bliss. Day 2 hit up the beach, grab a nap in the hottest part of the afternoon and then go for a casual dinner followed by ALL the bar hopping. Recovery Day 3 should entail sleeping in and perhaps some pampering for your best bride with a Boozy Brunch and a spa visit. Once you’re refreshed and relaxed. enjoy a final sunset at Vue 360 rooftop before heading back home.
Boom, Bachelorette Party Clearwater planned!
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