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Clearwater Beach
Travel Guide

Clearwater Beach which includes a coastal town and a beach

This Florida city is known for its pristine beaches, year-round sunshine, and family-friendly facilities and entertainment.

Just 19 miles (30.5 kilometers) from Tampa International Airport, Clearwater Beach is a popular destination for those seeking sun, beautiful beaches and plenty of entertainment options for the whole family. The resort area is situated on a narrow barrier island that’s about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) long, which makes it easy to navigate on foot or by bike.

Most activity centers on the white sand of Clearwater Beach. Enjoy sunbathing, stand-up paddleboarding and beach volleyball. Browse the nearby Beach Walk, a palm tree-lined promenade that winds along the beachfront and is home to many cafés and shops.

For a break from the sun, head to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Here, sea turtles, stingrays and sharks share the complex with Winter, the famous bottlenose dolphin with a prosthetic tail. Winter was the inspiration behind and star of the family film Dolphin Tale.

As the evening draws in, make your way back to Pier 60, where beach-goers flock once the sun goes down. Every night, there is entertainment and local artisans selling a variety of goods against a backdrop of music and street performers.

Catch a boat, or walk, from the north end of the island to quiet Caladesi Island. Caladesi is home to 3 miles (5 kilometers) of unspoiled Florida wilderness, with a white-sand beach and hiking trails. Kayakers can paddle through 3 miles (5 kilometers) of water that winds through mangroves.

Sand Key Park, located off the south end of Clearwater Beach, is home to another impeccable beach. Here, nature enthusiasts can catch a glimpse of some of the marine birds and animals that are native to Clearwater, including sea turtles, herons, roseate spoonbills and great horned owls. This public park is only open during the day.

Where to stay in Clearwater Beach

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
4 out of 5
100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £297 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pier 60 Park, Beach Walk and Clearwater Beach. Sand Key Park and Church of Scientology ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,344 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2021

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Edge Hotel Clearwater Beach
Edge Hotel Clearwater Beach
3.5 out of 5
505 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is £154 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beach Walk and Clearwater Beach. Pier 60 Park and Sand Key Park are also within 2 miles (3 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,948 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay. Our Ocean View King room was so awesome! We also enjoyed the complimentary breakfast every morning. We will go back again soon"

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2021

Edge Hotel Clearwater Beach
Pier House 60 Clearwater Beach Marina Hotel
Pier House 60 Clearwater Beach Marina Hotel
3 out of 5
101 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is £159 per night from 9 May to 10 May
Located in the heart of Clearwater Beach, this hotel is steps away from Pier 60 Park and Beach Walk. Sand Key Park and Clearwater Beach are also within 3 miles ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,169 reviews)
"rooftop was great location"

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2021

Pier House 60 Clearwater Beach Marina Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Royal North Beach All Suites
Royal North Beach All Suites
3 out of 5
657 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is £108 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Situated by the ocean, this condo is within a 15-minute walk of Clearwater Beach, Pier 60 Park and Beach Walk. Sand Key Park and Church of Scientology are also ...
4/5Very Good! (528 reviews)
"I loved the location. We were a 3 minute walk to the beach, 5-7 minute walk to downtown. That was amazing. Also, the hotel had a bunch of beach chairs, boogie boards and even some umbrellas that you could use at the beach, so that was great! Communication with their staff was helpful-I had one small ..."

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2021

Royal North Beach All Suites
Suite 207 - Pool View - Bay View - 2nd Floor
Suite 207 - Pool View - Bay View - 2nd Floor
673 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is £272 per night from 6 May to 7 May
Situated on the riverfront, this condo is within 1 mile (2 km) of Clearwater Municipal Marina, Pier 60 Park and Clearwater Beach. Beach Walk and Church of Scientology ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"It was just the right size for our needs and having parking so close was great. However, the smell of the cleaning chemicals was extremely potent and it took hours to air out when we arrived. Also, the bed and pull out sofa bed were not comfortable at all."

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

Suite 207 - Pool View - Bay View - 2nd Floor
Steps From the Beach, Family Friendly Real Beach House, Pets Welcome
Steps From the Beach, Family Friendly Real Beach House, Pets Welcome
28 Glendale St, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is £708 per night from 28 Apr to 29 Apr
This family-friendly Clearwater Beach holiday home is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Clearwater Beach, Pier 60 Park and Beach Walk. Sand Key ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Great location
"We were far enough from the business of Clearwater beach but within walking distance to everything the town has to offer. The property had a ton of beach equipment to borrow. Would highly recommend."

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

Steps From the Beach, Family Friendly Real Beach House, Pets Welcome
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Clearwater Beach

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Feb 2020

Love clearwater and try to visit each time we are in Florida

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Nov 2019

Fabulous beach

4/5 - Good

robin

21 Nov 2019

lovely place to visit good parking and local shops and restaurants hic hic

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Nov 2019

Very good place Clearwater beach

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Nov 2019

White sand beach warm sea pier great for fishing

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

Excellent location and the beach is amazing with the sea calm and warm.

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