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- Known as the "Best Beach Town in Florida".
- Beautiful, soft, white sand.
- Gulf of Mexico is calmer and warmer than the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
- Except for parking, no access fees.
- Cabanas, chairs and sun umbrellas for rent.
- Volleyball nets are freely available.
- Lifeguards in main beach area - check hours.
- Restrooms and beach showers available.
- Nice children's playground near Pier 60.
- Pier 60 sunset festival every night.
- Beautiful promenade beach walk.
- Casual restaurants, gift and ice cream shops.
- Many hotels, resorts and vacation rentals.
- Kayak, SUP, waverunner rentals north of Pier 60.
- Clearwater takes good care of its natural resources and really keeps this place clean.
Wow! There are so many things to do besides just "hanging out" at the beach. Explore or fish on Pier 60. Join the Pier 60 Sunset Festival. Play volleyball on the beach. Go parasailing, jet skiing, paddle boarding or any of the many boating excursions available from the marina.
A well-built concrete pier extends 1,000 feet into the Gulf and offers excellent strolling, viewing and fishing. The outer half of the pier is gated and requires a fee to access. The daily fee is tiered for those who will fish versus those who just want to stroll and watch. Fishing equipment and bait is available at the pier bait and tackle shop.
The nearby marina offers a huge variety of boating excursions, rentals and charters including dolphin watching, inshore and offshore fishing, speed boat rides, parasailing, jet ski rental and much more.
Throughout the beach area are numerous (maybe too many!) cabanas and beach chairs for rent. North of Pier 60 are also a few water sports rentals, including paddleboards, kayaks and waverunners. Parasail and banana boat rides, and waverunner tours are also available for hire.
Immediately to the south and on the other side of Clearwater Pass is an awesome beach-park. Sand Key continues the string of barrier islands on the West Coast of Florida. The 65-acre Sand Key Park includes picnic grounds, a pet walk and another beautiful, white sandy beach.
Another popular park just north of Clearwater in Dunedin. This beach-island is not groomed like Clearwater, but it is considerably more natural. In addition to beaches, there are hiking trails, picnic grounds and a bike path.
Dogs are not allowed on the main area of Clearwater Beach. However, there is one area on the north part of the beach and a couple in Pinellas County that "officially" allow dogs to play on the beach.
Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach
Winding Beach Walk along Clearwater Beach