Reviews: Clearwater Municipal Marinas (Clearwater Beach Marina)

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  • Review for Clearwater Municipal Marinas (Clearwater Beach Marina)

    Reviewed by: Eike on Apr 10, 2019
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 44'
    Draft: 3.0'

    Rating: 3

    We came in at night from the Gulf. Difficult to tie up in the assigned slip. The tourist boats waked us quite a bit. Bathrooms and laundry are not in good order. But the marina is where the action is! Another issue is parking. You have to buy parking stickers day by day. If you don't by 6 am in the morning you will have a ticket on your car. So you better do not sleep in. Marina mentioned that this is another department at the city and they can't do anything. Not a good place to stay for long.

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  • Review for Clearwater Municipal Marinas (Clearwater Beach Marina)

    Reviewed by: Laura Stein , Have Another Day , on Jan 10, 2019
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 57'
    Draft: 5.0'

    Rating: 4

    We had a great time during our two nights here. I was worried about the docks after a lot of not great reviews but we were docked by the fuel dock and the docks were in great shape and clean. Bathrooms were at the end of our dock. We definitely had some rocking as the dinner boat went out and in but nothing terrible. The beach was fabulous and sunsets amazing. Enjoyed the street performers at sunset. We had a car with us and purchasing a daily parking permit from marina was simple. $10 per day. All in all a great stop topped off with dolphins in our slip this morning.

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  • Review for Clearwater Municipal Marinas (Clearwater Beach Marina)

    Reviewed by: Michael Joplin , Innisfree, on Aug 17, 2018
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 41'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    Great marina. Outstanding facility, staff ready to help and do everything possible to make your stay pleasant, tons of shops & restaurants nearby and great beaches! Will definitely find a time to go back!

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  • Review for Clearwater Municipal Marinas (Clearwater Beach Marina)

    Reviewed by: Michael Joplin , Innisfree, on Aug 17, 2018
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 41'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    Great marina. Outstanding facility, staff ready to help and do everything possible to make your stay pleasant, tons of shops & restaurants nearby and great beaches! Will definitely find a time to go back!

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  • Review for Clearwater Municipal Marinas (Clearwater Beach Marina)

    Reviewed by: Chris Himmelheber on Jan 18, 2018
    Boat Type: Sail
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 5.5'

    Rating: 4

    On paper this is a very nice marina, and in fact it really IS very nice, but there are a few asterisks. First, the bad stuff:

    They offer free mobile pump-out to anyone in the marina on Wednesdays. However, you have to get on the list early because they can only accommodate a limited number of boats. On the other hand, the big caveat is that their pump out boat is out of action, and there is no resolution to that in sight. They have pump-out at the fuel dock, but that goes of the fritz, too. You just have to ask, and hope it’s working.

    They have two separate sets of restrooms and showers for a total of 5 toilets and 2 showers each for men and women. However, the set that are nearer the docks are pretty ragged, and have no heat or A/C. The set that are further away are much nicer, and have heat/A/C, but they are almost 1/4 mile from the dock. A long walk.

    A number of tourist and fishing charter boats go past in the day and cause pretty sizeable wake-action, but nothing late at night.

    Now the good news:

    The marina has good depths on approach and in the marina, but do be careful how you approach. They are all finger docks with piers, and are in good repair. The marina is also right next to Clearwater Beach, and walking to the beach and great restaurants is a snap. The Tampa area has an excellent transit system that can get you anywhere in Clearwater within 1 hr, and all the way to St. Pete in 2 hrs. You can buy 1-, 3-, and 7-day bus passes cheaply on the buses and at the central terminal. Also, get the app called Transit by Transit App, Inc. REALLY useful.

    They have 2 washers and 2 dryers ($1.50 per load) on site, though they are just in a covered area. The staff are also very eager to help with any problems you may have.

    By far, the biggest surprise was EXCELLENT WiFi at my boat, and that was pretty far from the office. Good reception and fast - the best I’ve run across at marinas, by far.

    Aside from the few “yeah, buts,” this is a very nice marina in a great location.

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  • Review for Clearwater Municipal Marinas (Clearwater Beach Marina)

    Reviewed by: Alyse Caldwell , AskCaptainChris, on Jul 3, 2016
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 44'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 4

    This is where the action is. Walk across street to Gulf beaches. Beware, ask for local knowledge if you are deep draft and enter the shortcut channel. Deeper water head to ICW then left back to Marina. Water Taxi can take you across bay to downtown Marina.

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