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Clearwater Beach

Western end of State Road 60, One Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
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With hundreds of things to do on Clearwater Beach, the main attraction is still pretty much its near-perfect beach (USA Today readers voted Clearwater Beach "Best Beach Town in Florida" in 2013). Beautiful white sand and clear, shallow water make this beach an ideal playground for families.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“white sand” (665 reviews)
“warm water” (179 reviews)
“an umbrella” (117 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Western end of State Road 60, One Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Reviewed 6 days ago

People from all over the world travel to Clearwater Beach to enjoy all the many great things about it. I'm lucky enough to live here and enjoy it year round. The sand is as soft as silk, the view of the water and sky is...More

Thank Miz F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clearwater beach is beautiful as is the pier. My only complaint is that there is no parking near the beach and the beach itself was not very pleasant if you are looking to swim. It may just have been the area we chose to sit...More

Thank take5nsync95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Clearwater Beach but not the aggressive seagulls. The sand is like powder. Nice Pier. Nice beach to walk also.

Thank Annette C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing white sandy beach, it is so clean, you can just walk up and down admiring the views, Lots of chairs, loungers and shades to hire when it is sunny.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sugar white sand that feels like a silly soft cloud under bearfeet. The wondrous gentle surf is deliciously warm and inviting. You can walk miles along the tide and hunt seashells, watch birds, find Marine life and enjoy the sea spray in the warmth of...More

Thank S E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked over from a restaurant we had lunch at. Walked on Pier 60. The beach was white and somewhat full of people as it was windy and in the high 70s. We walked around town for a little bit just in the area of...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove from kissimee to Clearwater beach - and so glad we did ! Beautiful soft white sand with little shells. My friends said the sea was great for a swim - but a bit too chilly for me. Parking was $3 an hour (...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tons of bars and food options plus a walkway to see the whole beach. Try Frenchy's Rockaway Bar and Grill for fun drinks and food right on the beach

Thank dokkern
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful white sand beach. Beautiful sunsets. Good beach for familys. I prefer large waves. The area is a mixed bag of Old and new motels/hotels. Can walk to most restaurants and shops.

Thank morinellen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great vibe and nice sand and water. Lots of good places to visit like the Clearwater Aquarium where a famous couple of dolphins live in "Winter" ;-)

Thank Tony B
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.41 km away
Nearby Attractions
Beach Walk
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Dolphin Encounter
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THE TRUTH ABOUT RED TIDE I am planning on visiting Clearwater Beach in mid-May 2018 and I came across an old article about red tide which I've never known much about being from the North, so I began to research it and now I'm second guessing my vacation here. I get that it's difficult to predict when and how severe it's going to occur. But people's accounts of it seem to either be really overdramatic or really nonchalant and I can't tell if it's really something to be concerned about as far as potentially ruining our vacation. My husband and I are planning this trip as a romantic getaway. We are very laid back vacationers in that I am a beach bum and he is happy sitting at the pool bar all day. We don't like to focus on being out and about and sightseeing, so while I understand there is a lot more to do in the area, we've GOT to get in some daily relaxing beach and pool time. So here are my questions: 1. How often does this phenomenon occur in the Clearwater Beach area? 2. How often does it occur with the severity that it would ruin a beach-centered vacation? 3. Is there a time of year it tends to occur more often than others, or with more severity than others? 4. I'd like to hear an honest first person account of what it's like to be there during red tide at it's worst and/or at it's mildest. 5. Is there any kind of warning that it's going to occur? Like do you just wake up one day out of nowhere to reddish water and dead fish on the beach or is there knowledge that the levels of algae are gradually escalating? If it came down to it, how far ahead would I be able to make the decision cancel my flight and reservations (both are refundable)? 6. I know its unpredictable, but is it so unpredictable and such a fun-ruiner that I should consider picking a different area to vacation in so I just don't have to worry about it? Any other FL suggestions? I was really hoping for Gulf Coast, is this an issue on the Panhandle? Or, am I overreacting and everything will most likely be fine to go to Clearwater Beach? Sorry if any of these questions sound ignorant. I've been trying to research and all the top results have the same copied and pasted information, and I can't find the answers to my questions. I know there aren't definitive answers but surely there must be some more info out there! If I sound like a worrywart, I totally am.
14 December 2017|
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Response from gschleiffer | Reviewed this property |
Red tide does not come that often and when it does it is temporary. If by chance it happens you can walk a few blocks to a different beach as it is a spotty issue. If you watch the news in the mornings they will tell you if... More
Lindy S
20 November 2017|
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Response from taina j | Reviewed this property |
Maybe Post Corner Pizza? They have really big salads and are across the street from the beach.
5 November 2017|
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Response from Farren_Mild | Reviewed this property |
I believe the average temps in February are the low 70s, and I'm sure the water is cold.