Beach Walk - Clearwater Beach's Newest Attraction

Beach Walk is now complete and ready for visitors. The multi-million dollar, half-mile long winding beachside promenade features artistic touches, landscaping, and amenities. It travels along south Clearwater Beach north to Pier 60 Park, home of the famed 1,080-foot fishing pier and observation deck, and the nightly Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival. Beach Walk has improved beach access, and allows comfortalbe strolling, sunset gazing, people watching, beachfront dining and shopping.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Beach Walk Open For Business

Ahead of schedule, the highly anticipated Beach Walk opened this morning. The barricades on South Gulf View Blvd came down in time for the summer crowds. The opening was especially exciting for Frenchy's South Beach Cafe, which was forced to close temporarily as well as other business owners who were affected by the construction. Finishing touches are still being completed, including parking and lighting on Coronado Dr.

Beach Walk is the winding, landscaped, concrete promenade replacing South Gulfview and its old beach parking lots. City leaders say it will offer walkers, skaters and bicyclists a place to socialize, dine or simply enjoy the sun and surf. Beach Walk was designed to improve tourism and spur development of three hotels along the beach, including the Hyatt Aqualea

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Beach Walk Ahead Of Schedule

Phase 2 and 3 of the Beach Walk project will be open to the public months ahead of schedule according to the city public information coordinator.

Phase 2 is the construction of the north end of Beach Walk, relocating Gulfview Boulevard through the existing parking area, and constructing wide promenades on both east and west sides of the new road. Phase 3 is the construction of the south end of Gulfview Boulevard, which will mirror improvements made in Phase 2.

Phase 1, the widening of Coronado Dr was completed last year. Additional lighting and parking will be added later. Phase 4, the final phase, is expected to be finished in time for the Super Bowl in January 2009.

The Clearwater Beach Walk Project

Beach Walk will provide a winding beachside promenade with lush landscaping, artistic touches and views of the beach and the gulf. Beach Walk will provide a place where bicyclists, rollerbladers and pedestrians all have safe and convenient access. Beach Walk will visitors and locals a place to socialize, dine, play games, or simply enjoy the spectacular sun and surf.

The Beach Walk project was designed to revitalize Clearwater Beach, which attracts visitors from all over the world. The city's "Beach by Design" plan has attracted new hotel development at a time when many older hotels are being converted into condos, threatening the tourism industry.

Tourism is Clearwater's number one industry, and the beach is key. Officials realized there was a need to improve the atmosphere surrounding our beautiful beaches. With more permanent residences going up on the beach, it was also important to preserve overnight accommodations for millions of visitors.

Beach Walk is designed to bring visitors closer to the beach and provide an environment that will draw hotel, retail, entertainment and restaurant business for visitors, residents, and day trippers. Already, several new hotel projects are in development in part because of the improvements promised by Beach Walk.

Modern amenities and a true "beachside experience" is what Beach Walk is all about, making Clearwater Beach a destination for Tampa Bay, the region, and the world. In short, Beach Walk is the future of tourism in Clearwater.

Beach Walk Hotel Projects

Aqualea Resort & Residences - 250 resort condominium units that will be rented and managed by Hyatt; 18 permanent residential condominiums.

Gulfview Beach Resort - Hotel room and suites with spectacular views are now available in both towers.

Kiran Grand Resort & Spa - 350 condominium suites to be rented; 75 permanent residences.

Sandpearl Resort - 253-room resort; 50 resort suites; and 117 condominium homes (former site of the Clearwater Beach Hotel).

For pre-construction pricing, floor plans, and other information on these and other Clearwater Beach condo projects call PropCo Real Estate toll free (888)499-5454.