Things to do Nearby!
The excitement is endless on Clearwater Beach. There is so much to do and see within the island and the surrounding area. We have narrowed down some of our top “must see attractions, dining and events”. Please feel free to speak to our front desk about contact information for any of these that interest you.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Coconut Cove Hotel is a big supporter and fan of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and with one visit, you will see why.
With the filming of Dolphin Tales and Dolphin Tales 2, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium has fast become the most talked about attraction on Clearwater Beach. A home for injured sea life, the CMA works hard to bring the animal back to its natural habitat. Tour CMA and get a first-hand look at the recovery of “animals of the sea”. CMA simply put: “The work we do to save animals, the strength of our animals to overcome monumental obstacles, the lives we change. What we have realized through Winter, is that our mission does so much more than rescue the animals, it saves the lives of the people they touch. They connect, they give to us, they inspire”.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is the home to the ever famous, and charming Winter and Hope, two dolphins that survived because of the love and care provided by the community and Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Johns Pass Village- Fishing Village
The Coconut Cove Hotel loves Johns Pass Fishing Village. A quaint yet exciting waterfront location, this turn-of-the-century fishing village is perfect for the whole family. With shopping, dining, entertainment and lots of water sports, it is a must visit while here. Simply jump on the Jolley Trolley for a convenient means of transportation and perhaps jump off along the way to visit some of the shops and beaches that we offer.
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks
Just a short distance from Clearwater Beach and accessible by land transportation, Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks is an exciting area with Greek Restaurants, bakeries, tours and sightseeing. Visit the aquarium, jump on board a sponge dock tour and watch a professional diver dig deep to find sponges and enjoy the many festivals that are held on the streets. There are plenty of souvenirs and lots of Florida to bring home with you! Learn about the history of sponges and buy a few to take home with you. They travel well!
Early Bird Dinner Theatre
In the mood for a show? Tampa Bay offers many venues for live performances, but the Early Bird Dinner Theatre is one of our favorites. Always promised to be a hilarious live, on stage performance, sit back and enjoy the lunch or dinner provided and unwind with a matinee or evening of a fun and fantastic show. Local actors show talent and experience while on stage and we are confident that you will be pleased with the performance. Please contact the theatre to see if show selection is children appropriate, purchase tickets and ask our front desk to arrange transportation