Clearwater Beach

Active. Vibrant. Beautiful. Clearwater Beach means nonstop fun for everyone. Think pirate ship rides, nightly sunset celebrations and no shortage of festive, beachside nightlife, all on the beach voted Florida’s Best Beach by USA Today readers in 2013.

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Clearwater Beach

With magical sunsets, world-famous white sand and the home of famous “Winter” the dolphin of Dolphin Tale acclaim, it’s no mystery why USA Today...

Clearwater Beach Pier 60 Sunset

On Clearwater Beach, sunset isn't just an every-day occurrence - it'...

Sugar Sand Festival

For the first time ever, Clearwater Beach's iconic white sugar sand was showcased with the Frenchy's Sugar Sand Festival. More than 1,000 tons of...

Beachfront Dining &amp; Entertainment

Discover the best of St. Pete/Clearwater’s beachfront dining and entertainment. There are plenty of options in the area for enjoying fresh seafood...

3 Must-Sees For St. Pete/Clearwater

From artsy downtown St. Pete to vibrant Clearwater Beach and all the tasty grouper in between, here’s a few things you’ve got to try while in St....

Communities: North

Quirky, unusual and filled with surprises, St. Pete/Clearwater's northern communities offer plenty to explore.

Pampered Pets

From incredible dog beaches to room service to doggy massages, St. Pete/Clearwater has embraced pet travel. Here's a look at all of those...

Reef Diving

St. Pete/Clearwater offers one of the largest artificial reef systems in Florida. From Veteran's Reef where you can see barges and a bomber...

Pier 60 Pedicab Tour

Get behind the wheel as a Clearwater Beach pedicab driver takes you on a tour of Pier 60, a favorite attraction on the beach named USA Today...

&quot;Dolphin Tale&quot; Trailer

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the hit film "Dolphin Tale," starring Winter the Dolphin, which takes place at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

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Clearwater Beach Listings

Save $2.00 per person
$2.00 off admission price per person
Save $2.00 per person when you reserve your cruise online at www.captainmemo.com... more>>
Florida Resident Rate
Up to 20% off
Living in Florida just got better! Florida residents can visit the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa and Save up to 20% off our Daily Rate... more>>
Sunshine on Sale
Rates from $189 per night
Stay 4 consecutive nights and receive the 5th night free. A 5-night minimum stay is required.... more>>
Leisure Escapes
Rates from $194.00
Receive a $50 daily on-property credit when you book the Leisure Escapes package at participating resorts. Then use your credit to play golf, enjoy lu... more>>
One Suite Deal
Rates from $204 per night
The all-new, all-suite Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach offers some of the most spacious, sought-after suites on Floridas Gulf Coast. Guests who book ... more>>
Romance Package
Packages starting at $229 per person per night
Lovebirds can enjoy the resort's Romance Package, including a welcome amenity of champagne and chocolates, full daily breakfast for two, valet parking... more>>
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Sunsets at Pier 60
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Join the fun 7 Days a week (weather permitting). Sunsets at Pier 60 is a daily festival that celebrates the end of the day. The Sunsets at Pier 60 Fe... more>>
Sunset Cinema at Pier 60
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Bring blankets, low lawn chairs or towels to plop on Clearwater Beach and watch free movies. Concessions for sale. No alcohol. Shows every Friday and ... more>>
2014 RS:X Youth World Championships
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The Clearwater Community Sailing Center and Tampa Bay Charities as the Local Organizing Authority (LOA) are pleased to invite RS:X sailors to take par... more>>
Cooters 21st Annual Crab Fest
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Cooters' Annual Crab Fest has become a tradition on Clearwater Beach for locals and visitors who want to celebrate the opening of Stone Crab season. T... more>>
Frenchy's Stone Crab Weekend
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Join us for Frenchy's 30th Annual Stone Crab Weekend! In addition to the fresh-off-the-boat claws supplied by Frenchy's Stone Crab Company at deeply ... more>>
Beach Walk Chalk Walk
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The City of Clearwater and the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce are excited to invite artists, students and artists groups to participate in the s... more>>
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Royal North Beach
  Clearwater Beach luxury rentals at our door step. We pride ourselves on offering you many extras….. * Free Wireless Interne... more >>
Silver Sands Motel
You name it and you can find it here in beautiful Clearwater Beach. Experience the sunshine, ocean breeze, and a stroll along the waterfront like you ... more >>
Ritz Resort Motel
The Ritz Resort Motel would like to invite you to visit the sparkling white sands of Clearwater Beach. There are many activities available for your va... more >>
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, this exclusive Mediterranean-style resort is home to one of Florida's top rated beaches. Versatile and enter... more >>
Shephard's Beach Resort
Shephard's Beach Resort is Clearwater Beach's premier entertainment resort featuring our  famous Waterfront restaurant, Backyard Tiki Bar with... more >>
Camelot Resort
Camelot Resort is located in Clearwater's breathtaking North Beach only ½ block from the Gulf. Enjoy a lush tropical setting, world famous suns... more >>
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Yacht Starship Dining Cruises
Yacht StarShip, America's First 3-diamond rated Dining Yacht by AAA , ranks in the top 28% of all restaurants. Our exquisite dinner cruises offer... more >>
Starlite Majesty Dining Yacht
Ready for a dazzling dinner and night out? StarLite offers a fine dining experience, entertainment and dancing with some of the best waterfront vie... more >>
Shephard's Beach Resort
Shephard's Beach Resort is Clearwater Beach's premier entertainment resort featuring our  famous Waterfront restaurant, Backyard Tiki Bar with... more >>
Gulfside Adventures
All water sports, sailboat charters and much more!... more >>
Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking
Tampa Bay SUP is the first, established Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and Kayaking company on Clearwater Beach! We offer Lessons, Rentals, Tours & ... more >>
Sunsets at Pier 60
"Sunsets at Pier 60," a Clearwater Beach tradition, offers a variety of crafts and entertainment from 6 - 9 p.m. each night. A beautiful view of th... more >>
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Clearwater Beach Articles

Meet Winter the Dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

CityPASS Savings on Must-See Attractions

The St. Pete/Clearwater area has miles of pristine white-sand beaches, but there’s plenty more to discover beyond the beach. From unique museums to amusement parks, families can enjoy a number of great things to see and do when visiting the area. Want to save on attractions on the top of your “must-see” list? Thanks to the new CityPASS Tampa Bay, visitors can enjoy admission to some of the best area attractions for one low price starting May 20. Here you’ll discover all of the places you can see – and save on – with a CityPASS.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

With your CityPASS admission you can journey to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and meet Winter, the star of the movies “Dolphin Tale” and soon-to-be-released “Dolphin Tale 2”, along with fellow dolphin, Hope, and other marine animals. You can pose for a photo with one of the dolphins, feed a stingray or one of the two “Rufus” pelicans that appeared in the movie, take an eco-boat tour, and even be a trainer for the day. Be sure also to check out Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure exhibit, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the “Dolphin Tale” film with movie images, props and sets.

Chihuly Collection

Come see the visually stunning works of famed glass artist Dale Chihuly at the Chihuly Collection, the first permanent exhibit in a building specifically designed to display his colorful creations, right on the water in downtown St. Petersburg. Start your visit with the 20-foot-high Rose Crystal Tower sculpture at the entrance, then go on to explore a kaleidoscope of glass installations on display, including the Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier made specifically for the location. You can also watch glassblowers create pieces, or learn to make your own at the Glass Studio and Hot Shop a mile away.

Busch Gardens + Other Attractions

Have some thrilling adventures at Busch Gardens in Tampa with roller coasters such as Cheetah Hunt, Montu and SheiKra, and enjoy the 12,000-plus animals and live shows. You’ll also enjoy admission to the Florida Aquarium where you can encounter 20,000 sea creatures. Want more? How about discovering the 1,000 animals including, leopards, bears, tigers, manatees and koalas at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, rated No. 1 in the nation by Parents magazine in 2009. Then, learn how science can be fun at MOSI - the Museum of Science and Industry, with hands-on exhibits, the Sky Trail Ropes Course and Zip Line, and Florida’s only IMAX DOME Theatre.

Grab Your CityPASS Today

Not only can travelers who purchase a Tampa Bay CityPASS ticket booklet save on admission to these attractions, many CityPASS holders are able to bypass ticket lines too. Getting a CityPASS is easy. Present your printed voucher at one of the participating attractions to exchange for a CityPASS booklet, or purchase your booklet online. CityPASS ticket booklets are valid for nine days, starting with the first day of use.

Learn more about purchasing and using a CityPASS during your stay in the St. Pete/Clearwater area.

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Clearwater Beach Highlights

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    Stroll or bike brick-paved, palm-lined Beach Walk Promenade for access to shopping, dining, attractions and the stunning white-sand beach.
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    Area waters provide adventure, relaxation and, of course, sunset views. Tours and rental boats are available at Clearwater Municipal Marina.
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    Take the kids on an adventure they’ll never forget on one of the many family-friendly boat tours available in Clearwater Beach, including Captain Memo's Original Pirate Cruise.
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    Clearwater Marine Aquarium is home to “Dolphin Tale” movie star Winter, as well as other marine life exhibits and interaction programs.
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    Whether you’re out for a sail, casting a line or just enjoying the sunshine, along Clearwater Beach, there’s no shortage of ways to get on the water.
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    Looking for a bite and a view? Try a delicious grouper sandwich, the unofficial fish of St. Pete/Clearwater, at our many beachfront eateries.
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Voted "Best Beach Town in Florida" by USA Today readers in 2013, Clearwater Beach is known for gorgeous white sand, sparkling waters and beachside fun for all ages, from kid-friendly water sports and cruises to beachside dining and dancing hot spots.