Clearwater Beach

Put yourself in their shoes

Clearwater Beach is known for its spectacular sunsets and exceptionally clean beach playground. With approximately one million visitors vacationing in Clearwater annually, don't be surprised if it's a bit crowded. By day, Clearwater Beach is packed with young sun worshippers. At night, the crowds move to Pier 60, which is hopping with vendors, local artisans and free concerts. This makes it a popular destination for a Florida spring break. However, there are quieter areas geared toward families and Florida snowbirds. Parks and nature preserves also offer less commercialized beaches for those who seek their wildlife in nature, not bars.

Outdoor Focus

Don't be surprised if you see dolphins off Clearwater's three-mile stretch of sandy beach. While the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce has up-to-date ideas on how you can fill your days in the sun, popular activities include:

Area Attractions

Family-friendly activities include an old-fashioned Farmers Market in Station Square Park (each Wednesday, from November to April). Or hop aboard the Jolley Trolley and ride along the beach. Other area highlights include:

Area Events


The nightlife in Clearwater Beach can be hit and miss, but during spring break the bars are generally full. The Palm Pavilion Grill and Bar hosts live music into the off-season, and Frenchy's Rockaway Grill is another popular hangout.


Clearwater Beach has full service hotels, rental houses and condos available on the beach. Small motels are also available within walking distance of the beach.

Need to Know

All ages love what Clearwater has to offer. If you're ready to see for yourself, these Clearwater getaway ideas will help you plan a trip within your budget.

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