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Destinations- The Sandpearl Resort

The Sandpearl Resort: A Gem on Florida’s Gulf Coast

By Erin Kelley

As seen in Virginia Bride Magazine

For many of us, there’s nothing more romantic than the thought of a sunset beach wedding, and as destination locales go, Clearwater, Florida Is an excellent choice. With its inherent celebratory mood, this gulf coast town offers the perfect mix of lavish leisure and enthusiastic entertainment for folks of all ages.

Located on the north end of Clearwater Beach, the Sandpearl Resort offers all the sunshine, white sands, and deep blue waters you could be looking for, in an atmosphere of casual sophistication and luxury.


Spacious guest rooms, appointed with impeccably comfortable beds and luxury bedding, as well as spectacular balcony views of spectacular sunsets over the Gulf, ground the resort in an atmosphere of stylish comfort. From soothing spa services and a host of resort activities to award-winning restaurant choices and a zero-entry pool, all the amenities we expect from a top-tier resort are on offer at the Sandpearl.

Conveniently located within easy walking distance of many of Clearwater’s most popular bars and restaurants, the Sandpearl allows guests easy access to all that the town has to offer. Wander down the beach to enjoy the nightly Sunset Festival at Pier 60. Drop into Crabby’s Dockside, a multi-story building offering an open-air bar and impressive gulf views, to accompany a menu of seafood options and touristy fun. Looking for a more upscale experience? Try Blinkers Beachside, a premium steakhouse located within steps of the resort.


A weekend or more at the Sandpearl will provide opportunity for family and friends explore Clearwater. Take an afternoon and stop in on the nearby Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and sick marine animals, the CMA is home to Winter, the star of the 2011 family film Dolphin Tale, and its sequel Dolphin Tale 2, both of which were partially filmed on location at the aquarium.


A visit to Sandpearl would not be complete without dining at the AAA four-star in-house option, Caretta on the Gulf. Caretta offers a seasonal menu featuring mostly organic, local produce. Breath-taking gulf views accompany scratch-made dishes comprised of quality ingredients prepared to highlight their excellence and freshness.

With plenty of entertainment options on offer for friends and family, Clearwater is an exceptional choice for destination weddings. And the Sandpearl provides the perfect base for all your activities.

Every moment of your wedding experience can be carried out with as little drama and much comfort as possible – from engagement parties and rehearsal dinners at Caretta on the Gulf, to an intimate ceremony on the resort’s private beach or in any one of the nine event spaces the resort has on offer. Whether you are interested in a rustic beach event or a formal ballroom affair, the Sandpearl has you covered.

Sandpearl Resort

500 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, Florida

(727) 441-2425


If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The  Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville Va, we can help with your wedding planning and ideas. 





The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Palm Beach Weddings Magazine and Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.