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Clearwater Beach
Travel Guide

Clearwater Beach showing 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.

Edge Hotel Clearwater Beach
Edge Hotel Clearwater Beach
3.5 out of 5
505 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is AU$367 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,091 reviews)
"We had a great time at this hotel. Location is good. The one thing this hotel is missing is a hot tub."

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2021

Edge Hotel Clearwater Beach
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is AU$502 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is just steps away from Beach Walk and Pier 60 Park. Clearwater Municipal Marina and Captain Blighs Landing ...
3.8/5Good! (1,383 reviews)
"Housekeeping does not service the rooms during your stay. We had to keep requesting fresh towels, coffee, toilet paper, etc. Sometimes we had to make multiple requests before items were delivered. One of the three elevators was out of service during our entire stay. Entire staff was very friendly, ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
4 out of 5
100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is AU$564 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,474 reviews)
"I liked it a lot and I recommend the service very good, everything is a little expensive."

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2021

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
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.
Steps From Beach, Pets OK, Comfortable Beach Cottage
Steps From Beach, Pets OK, Comfortable Beach Cottage
638 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is AU$685 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
This family-friendly Clearwater Beach cottage is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Clearwater Beach, Pier 60 Park and Beach Walk. Sand Key Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (21 reviews)
Quaint cottage in a great location
"This is an older property, but very clean and quaint . The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was more than adequate. We enjoyed sitting in the patio for people watching on Mandalay Ave. The hot tub was a nice bonus too . We walked to several nearby restaurants for some great meals . Captain ..."

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2021

Steps From Beach, Pets OK, Comfortable Beach Cottage
Salt Rock Retreat a Newly Remodeled 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom on the Intracoastal Waterway
Salt Rock Retreat a Newly Remodeled 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom on the Intracoastal Waterway
185 Brightwater Dr, Unit 1, Clearwater Beach, FL
Situated in Clearwater Beach, this condo is within a 15-minute walk of Beach Walk, Pier 60 Park and Clearwater Beach. Sand Key Park and Church of Scientology ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)
Walking distance to beaches and restaurants. Very clean, would stay again.
"Very clean, walking distance to restaurants, shops, and beach."

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

Salt Rock Retreat a Newly Remodeled 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom on the Intracoastal Waterway
Waterside #28, 1 Bedroom, Free Parking, Beaches, Free Wifi, Top Floor
Waterside #28, 1 Bedroom, Free Parking, Beaches, Free Wifi, Top Floor
800 Bayway Blvd, #28, Clearwater Beach, FL
This family-friendly Clearwater Beach condo is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Captain Blighs Landing and Beach Walk. Pier 60 Park and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Second time back!
"Just a beautiful location and a quiet spot with a great view of the bay. Upgraded amenities and so enjoyable."

Reviewed on 18 May 2021

Waterside #28, 1 Bedroom, Free Parking, Beaches, Free Wifi, Top Floor
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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