Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Clearly It's the Ultimate Beach Heaven. ; Two Holidays Worth More Than Pounds 2,000 Each to Clearwater, in the Sunshine State, Up for Grabs

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Clearly It's the Ultimate Beach Heaven. ; Two Holidays Worth More Than Pounds 2,000 Each to Clearwater, in the Sunshine State, Up for Grabs

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AS autumn beckons, we want to give you some more sunshine with your chance to win one of two fantastic holidays to Florida worth approximately Pounds 2,330 each.

We've teamed up with Visit St Petersburg/Clearwater who want to welcome two lucky couples to beach nirvana.

Situated on a sun-drenched peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay, St Petersburg/Clearwater offers 361 days of sunshine a year, 35 miles of awardwinning and spectacular white- sand beaches that will satisfy anyone with a pair of flip-flops and a desire to turn relaxation into an art form.

Itineraries can be as varied and unpredictable as guests would like, making the holiday ideal for all types of visitors. Options include a visit to the world-famous Dali Museum, which boasts the most comprehensive collection of the Spanish surrealist's works outside of Spain. Head to arty Gulfport, where galleries, shops and restaurants occupy old Florida bungalows and the yearly Gecko-fest celebrates the town's independent spirit. End the day at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach, where musicians, jugglers and other colourful characters gather daily to celebrate the sheer beauty of a Gulf sunset.

Those venturing beyond the beach will find a stunning collection of recreational and cultural surprises sprinkled among the area's 26 communities, each offering a distinct charm, feel and heritage. From the picturesque Greek sponge fishing town of Tarpon Springs to the Scottish-tinged village of Dunedin, where Highland Games are an annual tradition.

Visit St Petersburg/Clearwater is offering two lucky readers a chance to win a trip for two to the destination.

These two prizes include; return flights to Tampa, Florida departing from Gatwick courtesy of Expedia.co.uk, seven-nights accommodation and connecting flights from Manchester to London.

Guests will be staying at the fourstar Mediterranean style, Sheraton Sand Key Resort on Clearwater Beach which is an exceptional resort offering more than 10 acres of private beach and 390 rooms and suites overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The resort is ideally located for guests to try their hands at the myriad activities on Clearwater Beach, to join in the nightly sunset celebrations at Pier 60, or head further afield to explore all that St. …

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