Clearwater Beach was ranked the #1 U.S. Beach in 2016 by Trip Advisor. This west coast area is less than an hour away from two airports; Tampa Intl. Airport and St.Pete/Clearwater Intl. Airport, and only ninety minutes from mid-Florida theme parks. .
Water activities abound. Swim, sail, hangglide, parasail, take sailing lessons, hop on a dolphin-watching cruise, go deep sea fishing or enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise on the Gulf.
Pier 60 Park at the edge of the beach offers nightly sunset fun with musicians and artisans. Free movies at sunset are offered on weekends - just bring blankets or chairs.
Shopping opportunities include the downtown Cleveland Street district with boutiques, galleries and cafes, and inland is the 100+ store shopping center, Westfield Countryside, complete with an indoor ice skating rink.
Dining options just don't quit. Waterfront restaurants offer al fresco dining; and fresh seafood tantalizes the appetites of happy beachgoers, and cuisine of all types can be found within a short couple of miles.
The Jolley Trolley offers up an option to driving, and it makes stops along the beach communities to zip you directly to shops, restaurants, marinas and beach areas.
Seems like a festival is always happening. Most famous is the Clearwater Jazz Festival each October, as well as the Clearwater National Powerboat Races in the fall. A number of food and arts and crafts festivals can be found most every month. Clearwater is also home to Phillies spring training facility, Brighthouse Field.
Clearwater's award winning beaches are perfect for couples, honeymooners, singles and families. Sand Key Park is perfect for picnics and family reunions.
Great weather, a wide variety of well priced accommodations, fine dining and fun attractions add up to a great holiday experience any time of year. Check our website for updates and info: www.ClearwaterFlorida.org Come visit!