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  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

Clearwater Beach is a silky white-sand oasis along the warm, calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. More low key than its southern neighbor, the bustling St. Pete’s Beach, Clearwater Beach hosts plenty of spots for kayaking, shelling, and biking. Families especially like its gentle surf, which is perfect for swimming and water sports.

Restaurants, shops, and hotels line Mandalay Ave., which runs parallel to the beach. At about 1 mi (1.5 km) long, the strip is easy to stroll. Day visitors should head to Sand Key Beach & Park, a wide beach for swimming and watching dolphins leap out of the sea. For non-beach activities, watch sea otters at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium or watch jugglers and magicians perform at Pier 60.

You can also get out on the water on dolphin-watching cruises or even take a pirate cruise. To get an overview of the area, jump on the Jolley Trolley, which travels around Clearwater Beach and up to Sand Key.

Practical Info

Clearwater Beach is about 22 mi (35 km) north of St. Pete Beach and 2 mi (3 km) west of downtown Clearwater, a separate city just over the Memorial Causeway (Hwy. 60). From here the road south is S. Gulfview Blvd., and north is Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach’s main drag. At only 3 mi (5 km) long, Clearwater Beach is easy to get around by car, bike, or by foot.

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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Go in search of bottlenose dolphins on this 2-hour cruise from Florida’s Clearwater Bay to the beautiful, emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida
Duration: 1hr 45mins

From USD $21.99

Sunset Cruise from Clearwater

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

On this 1 hour and 45 minute sunset cruise from Clearwater, explore the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico while soaking in amazing views of the Florida ...  Read more

Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

From USD $21.99

Clearwater Evening Dance Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Take your date on a romantic cruise on beautiful Tampa Bay! Enjoy dinner and drinks aboard a luxury dinner yacht, and then dance the night away under the ...  Read more

Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.50

5-Night Cambodia Tour to Angkor Wat from Phnom Penh by Air

This comprehensive introduction to Cambodia takes you to sites that reveal the country's tragic recent history and the inspiring UNESCO World Heritage-listed ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $919.99

Sunset Party Cruise from Clearwater

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Dance the night away on this 2-hour party cruise! Leave Clearwater Bay and cruise along the Gulf of Mexico as you enjoy a full-service bar, dance to upbeat ...  Read more

Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.99

Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Optional Sea Screamer or Deep-Sea Fishing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Orlando with a day trip to Clearwater Beach. Your relaxing day on Florida's west coast comes with a lunch voucher and the ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.99

Caladesi and Honeymoon Islands Sightseeing Cruise from Clearwater

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Discover how Clearwater Bay earned its name as you sail through its pristine waters off the Florida coast. Enjoy a double-decker catamaran cruise on the ...  Read more

Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.99

Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Sea Screamer Boat Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Take a day trip from Orlando to Clearwater Beach, consistently ranked among the top beaches in Florida, where you’ll find soft white sand and excellent ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.99

Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Take a day trip from Orlando to the miles of white, sugar-sand beaches and sparkling waterways of Clearwater Beach! Relax and unwind on Florida's west coast, ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.99

Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando Including Deep-Sea Fishing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Take a day trip from Orlando to one of the top-ranked beaches in Florida – Clearwater Beach! Spend half the day deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico in some ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00

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