Hotel/Travel

Heading to the Sugar Sand Festival?

Get the inside scoop on directions, parking, and the variety of beautiful hotels on Clearwater Beach. Take it from lifelong residents: your best bet is to stay on the beach or take advantage of convenient parking near ferries and transportation. See you soon!


Parking

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This is Clearwater Beach. There will be cars. There will be traffic. There will be a treasure hunt for parking spaces, so knowing where alternative parking and transportation options are located can make a difference.
The closest public parking lot to the event is the Pier 60 lot ($3/hr.) located just southwest of the roundabout, beachside. Street Parking can be found both north and south of the roundabout. There are two public parking garages located near the venue on Coronado (Hyatt
Regency) and one public parking garage located on the North beach in the Pelican Walk Plaza. Check out this map for a full list of parking spots on Clearwater Beach!

Ferry Service

Don’t want to drive and sit in traffic? Take the Clearwater Ferry! Operating 7 Days a week, the Clearwater Ferry can help you skip traffic, save money, and save time. What could be better? Free parking in downtown Clearwater and ride the ferry for a low-price. During the Festival, the Clearwater Ferry will operate on the high volume schedule to accommodate the increase in visitors. Check out the Clearwater Ferry Website or download the app for current ticket prices and departing schedules.

The Jolley Trolley


Wherever you’re traveling from, PSTA’s trolley system has you covered. Riding the trolley is a great experience and helps reduce traffic and parking concerns on the beach. The Suncoast Beach Trolley runs from Treasure Island up to Clearwater Beach, Coastal Jolley Trolley comes from Tarpon Springs and Dunedin to Clearwater Beach, and you can hop on the North/South Beach Jolley Trolleys get all over Clearwater Beach.

During the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, festival-goers can park for free at Clearwater City Hall and ride the Trolley for free out to the beach. To return, board the new stop at the east end of the Marina.  FREE Park and Ride information.

    Where to Stay

  • Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa

    301 South Gulfview Boulevard
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (727) 373-1234
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  • Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

    100 Coronado Drive
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (727) 281-9500
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  • Shephard's Beach Resort

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    619 S Gulfview Boulevard
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (727) 442-5107

    PROMO CODE: SUGAR

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  • Opal Sands

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    430 S Gulfview Boulevard
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (727) 450-0380
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  • Sandpearl Resort

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    500 Mandalay Avenue
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (727) 441-2425
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  • Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa

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    400 Mandalay Avenue
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (727) 461-3222
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  • Pier House 60 Marina Hotel

    101 Coronado Drive
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (727) 683-0002


    PROMO CODE: BEACH

    Includes 2 GA tickets to the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit with Fast Lane entrance
    (1) $25.00 restaurant gift certificate to Jimmy's Fish House
    2 night stay minimum
    Valid April 8th- May 2nd 2019
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  • Quality Beach Resort

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    655 S Gulfview Boulevard
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    For best rate call
    (727) 442-7171
    PROMO CODE: Sugar Sand 1352

    No resort fee
    Located on the beach
    Cabana rentals available
    Family friendly

    Tropix Beach Bar
    Clearwater Oyster Company
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  • Residence Inn Clearwater Beach

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    309 Coronado Drive
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (727) 218-1088
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  • Hampton Suites by Hilton

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    635 S Gulfview Boulevard
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    For best rate call
    (727) 451-1111
    PROMO CODE: Sugar Sand 1352

    Complimentary Breakfast
    No resort fee
    Reduced parking rate

    6th floor Evys Terrace Bar & Bistro
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  • SpringHill Suites

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    309 Coronado Drive
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (727) 218-1088
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  • The Edge

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    505 S Gulfview Boulevard
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (727) 281-3100

    PROMO CODE: BEACH

    Includes 2 GA tickets to the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit with Fast Lane entrance
    (1) $25.00 restaurant gift certificate to Jimmy's Fish House
    2 night stay minimum
    Valid April 8th- May 2nd 2019
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  • Sheraton Sand Key Resort

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    1160 Gulf Boulevard
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (800) 456-7263

    Stay on the quieter side of Clearwater Beach. Resort guests receive complimentary Trolley transportation to and from the festival.
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  • Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key

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    1201 Gulf Boulevard
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (727) 596-1100
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  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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    5223 Orient Rd,
    Tampa, FL 33610

    (813) 627-7625
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  • Holiday Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach

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    521 S. Gulfview Boulevard
    Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    (877) 666-3243

    PROMO CODE: BEACH

    Includes 2 GA tickets to the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit with Fast Lane entrance
    (1) $25.00 restaurant gift certificate to Jimmy's Fish House
    2 night stay minimum
    Valid April 8th- May 2nd 2019
    Get Directions Book Now!