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HELLO FINALLY MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND AND I OUR GOING ON A GIRLS ONLY BEACH VACATION. REALLY NEED SOMETHING AFFORDABLE AND ON THE BEACH , I HAVE ONLY BEEN TO PANAMA BEACH OR YOUR MOTELS ON THE BEACH THERE OR DO U HAVE TO CROSS THE STREET? ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE HELPFUL ABOUT NIGHTLIFE , FOOD AND BEST BEACH TO PARTY ON THANKS
The local entertainment rag is the best place to look for Tampa Bay area party spots: http://www.weeklyplanet.com/ Also, most hotels/motels on the more lively south side of the Clearwater are indeed across the street from the shore, but it's only a little street. And since the whole island is only about 1/2 mile across at its widest point, you're never far from the water no matter where you stay.
good prices will depend on time of year you're going
True, but apart from labor day, memorial day, and the 4th of July, summer is the slow season. That means cheap rooms and plenty of them, especially during the week.