Pier 60 is practically the anchor of your Bamboo Beach Club Resort vacation: the sunsets, the shopping, and the surrounding attractions will make multiple appearances in your vacation photos.
Now there’s great news for Pier 60! The Tampa Bay Reporter recently announced that after five months of renovations and construction, new improvements to the Pier are complete.
The major goal was to match Pier 60’s overall look and function to the more modern Beach Walk nearby.
Visitors will now have a more enjoyable and enhanced experience when visiting America’s best beach. By expanding the park, the city of Clearwater believes the redesign will improve the flow of pedestrians, as well as maintain the continuity of beach walk. –Tampa Bay Reporter
According to the Reporter, the project also included regrading the park to make an amphitheater-like setting for movies and events.
That includes bringing back the popular Sunset Cinema movie screenings on Friday and Saturday nights (starting at dusk).
Bring your lawn chairs, beach towels or blankets and enjoy a free box office hits right on the beach. Here’s what’s coming in March:
- March 11 – Pixels/ PG-13
- March 12 – Insurgent/ PG-13
- March 18 – Cinderella/ PG
- March 19 – Spectre/ PG-13
- March 25 – Dolphin Tale 2/ PG
- March 26 – Mean Girls/ PG-13
The Pier 60 improvements also include an expanded beach walk through the park to Mandalay Avenue, more open green space, and the addition of a decorative seating wall along the walkway.
The green space won’t be green until the sod takes root, but once it starts coming in the park will look beautiful.
Of course, you can’t go wrong just enjoying a good old fashioned sunset at Pier 60, either.
Do you have great Pier 60 memories? Share them in the comments!
Photos courtesy of Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater.