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Adventure Awaits On The Shores of Florida’s Gulf Coast

At Opal Sands, activities for every type of traveler are calling

Opal Sands Resort is a jewel on Clearwater Beach’s glimmering Gulf Coast. With a central waterfront location, we have everything you need to drop off the radar within the cozy enclaves of the resort or strike out on the town for a grand adventure. Relax on a lounge chair by the pool with a drink in hand, explore Clearwater’s eclectic shops and dining, or head into the great outdoors. Dive into vibrant local festivals, kick back with a spa treatment, or hit the water to explore the Gulf Coast’s renowned fishing scene. Whatever you love, it’s all here.

Activities

Clearwater Beach is a lively coastal city offering adventures on both land and water. Beyond the resort, Clearwater’s lively festivals, dining, shopping, and outdoor experiences await.

Little Toot Clearwater

Marina

Coastal adventures begin at the Clearwater Marina, where you can embark on sunset sailing tours, dinner cruises, dolphin encounters, and deep sea fishing excursions.

sand sculpture of the hotel name

Sand Castles

Experience spring’s annual Sugar Sand Festival, a two-week sandcastle competition that expands the imagination. Fun, sun, art, and creativity make it an event to remember.

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Pier

Opal Sands Resort is steps away from family-friendly Pier 60, which offers fishing, restaurants, shopping, and nightly sunset celebrations. The pier’s nightly sunset celebration features arts and crafts vendors, street musicians and entertainers.

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Marine Life

Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to meet famous dolphins Winter and Hope, stars of the family favorite films Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. The aquarium focuses on rescue and rehabilitation, and you’ll love interacting and learning about all the sea creatures in residence.

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Island Adventures

Enjoy outdoor adventure on a trip to to Caladesi Island State Park, one of the few completely natural islands along the Gulf Coast. Kayak through mangroves, sunbathe on the white sand beach, fish, hike, and wildlife watch.

Downtown Tampa Bay

MLB Spring Training

Baseball fans can take in spring training games for three Major League Baseball teams — the Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees — all within a short drive of the resort.

Fishing in Clearwater

Fishing

Florida’s Gulf Coast is home to some of the best fishing in the country. Hop aboard a deep sea fishing charter to explore the region’s best catches up close.

Chihuly

Art Museums

Head to nearby St. Petersburg to take in the art at Chihuly Collection Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, and the Dali Museum.

Paddelboarding Clearwater

Paddle Boarding

Explore the waters of Clearwater Beach via stand up paddle board. Take a tour with Paddle Out Adventures, Clearwater Paddleboard Company, and more.

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Opal Unpacked

An Art-Themed Group Retreat to Clearwater Beach

If you and your friends share an avid appreciation for art, then your next group retreat should be to Clearwater Beach where galleries, museums, and street installations are around every corner.

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