Crystal clear waters, exciting water sports, endless exhilaration at lively theme parks, architectural grandeur of historical buildings, and much more - Clearwater beckons you for a memorable holiday experience. A beautiful city nestled on the west coast of Florida, Clearwater is truly resplendent in every aspect. While white sandy beaches are the main draw here, an eclectic array of theme parks, luxurious spas, bars and restaurants also keep attracting visitors.
Clearwater BeachIf Florida is known for its pristine, white-sand beaches today; a lot of the credit goes to the Clearwater Beach area. The crystalline beaches extend as far as 2.5 miles along the Gulf of Mexico, and live up to the expectations from 'Florida's Best Beach Town.' Though much of the action in the Clearwater Beach is centred on the sea - think parasailing, surfing, jet skiing, sunset cruises and fishing, Clearwater beach has enough to keep you occupied, should you need to explore beyond the beaches vis-á-vis miniature golf courses, artificial aquariums and an active nightlife.
Pier 60Pier 60 is one of the major attractions near Clearwater Beach. Frequented by travellers and locals looking for some relaxing time by the beach, Pier 60 boasts a playground and bar along with a fishing pier. The site for the popular Sunset at Pier 60 event, Pier 60 is the place to be if a festival-like atmosphere is something you would appreciate. Artisans and street performers gather here for a sunset event that is held here throughout the year.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Clearwater Marine Aquarium is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of marine animals in the area, and furthers the cause of public education toward the protection of wild animals. The aquarium is home to North American river otters, green sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, cownose rays, southern stingrays, nurse sharks, great white pelicans among other species of marine animals, but the star among these animals is a bottlenose dolphin named Winter that also featured in a Hollywood movie.
Ron Jon Surf ShopIf you can't imagine leaving Florida and especially Clearwater Beach till you have surfed in the glorious waters here, Ron Jon Surf Shop is the place to be for you. A retail store, the shop is a paradise for surfing enthusiasts and is ideal for getting surfing and skating apparel and accessories before you head out to the ocean. It is also a good place to take back some surfing related souvenirs for the friends who share your passion for good surf.
The Beach WalkLocated south of the Pier 60, The Beach Walk is a beautification and redevelopment initiative that has transformed the Clearwater Beach. As a part of this project, several drinking fountains, showers, bicycle racks, and perfectly manicured gardens have been developed here for the convenience of the beach goers. Thanks to the many bars that have lent the area the vibrancy and life it needed, the Beach Walk area is a popular nightlife spot. The place also provides fishing opportunities to the enthusiasts. The nearby Clearwater Municipal Marina is ideal for boating.
Indoor Surfing with the FlowRiderA wave-pool machine, the FlowRider generates waves that feel exactly like the real ocean waves. The boarders with varying levels of skills can surf here under the cautious eyes of the instructors. Here you can also find the largest skateboard shop in the whole of Tampa Bay.