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Clearwater BeachUnited States of America

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

Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States of America

Sand Key

5/5Exceptional!(4 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Sand Key, Sand Key Park and Belleair Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Sand Key
Clearwater Marine Aquarium which includes marine life as well as a small group of people

Island Estate

Though Island Estate may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Pier 60 Park.

Island Estate

Top hotels in Clearwater Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
4 out of 5
100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL

Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beach Walk, Pier 60 Park and Clearwater Beach. Clearwater Marine Aquarium and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,170 reviews)

"The Staff are amazing,caring,dedicated employees, Hats off to Chris front desk manager. Beautiful property with many things to do within walking distance. We have stayed at the Wyndham Grand on two different occasions now and look forward to getting back."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar 2020

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
301 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£243
per night
15 Apr-16 Apr

Located in Clearwater Beach, this beachfront resort is in a shopping district and within a 5-minute walk of Beach Walk, Pier 60 Park and Clearwater Beach. Clearwater ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,017 reviews)

"Good location, nice staff, excellent view of gulf. Housekeeping was very good"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Seaside Inn & Suites
Seaside Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
401 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL
£115
per night
30 Mar-31 Mar

Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beach Walk and Clearwater Beach. Pier 60 Park and Clearwater Marine Aquarium are ...

3.1/5 (2,209 reviews)

"Staff was great and prompt to any needs, location is awesome to beach and to walking distance of shops, restaurants, and harbor, 2 pools is nice"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Seaside Inn & Suites

Popular things to do in Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

4.5/5(21 reviews)

Bring your kids for a behind-the-scenes look at the Dolphin Tale movies and marvel at the marine creatures who played the parts.

Sand Key Park
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Sand Key Park

4.5/5(19 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Sand Key Park, a favourite green space in Clearwater Beach. Stroll along the clear-water beaches in this family-friendly area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Pier 60 Park
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Pier 60 Park

4/5(74 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Pier 60 Park, a favourite green space in Clearwater Beach. Wander through the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Beach Walk
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Beach Walk

4.5/5(36 reviews)

The family will enjoy a trip to Beach Walk, a favourite attraction in Clearwater Beach. Wander the beautiful beaches or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Clearwater Beach
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Clearwater Beach

Nothing says holiday like spending a care-free day in Clearwater Beach, a popular beach in Clearwater Beach. Wander the clear-water beaches or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Sunsets at Pier 60
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Sunsets at Pier 60

4/5(1 review)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Sunsets at Pier 60, a lovely green space in Clearwater Beach. Wander through the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Top activities in Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Home of Winter from the Dolphin Tale movies
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Home of Winter from the Dolphin Tale movies

82% of travellers recommend
£23
Per adult
Tampa Bay CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Tampa Attractions
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Tampa Bay CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Tampa Attractions

88% of travellers recommend
£97
Per adult
Tropical Party Cruise with Buffet & Drinks
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Tropical Party Cruise with Buffet & Drinks

86% of travellers recommend
£29
Per adult
Sunset Celebration Cruise
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Sunset Celebration Cruise

90% of travellers recommend
£28
Per adult
Sunset Pirate Cruise
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Sunset Pirate Cruise

92% of travellers recommend
£33
Per adult
Dolphin/ Sightseeing Tour with Free Ice Cream
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Dolphin/ Sightseeing Tour with Free Ice Cream

94% of travellers recommend
£18
Per adult

Reviews of Clearwater Beach

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 26.436781609195403%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 3.4482758620689653%
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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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