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 Pier 60 Sunset

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

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...

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

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Free Bottle of Wine
Complimentary bottle of wine at check-in
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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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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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>>
Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week
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Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, an event promoted by the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, is celebrating its fifth year from May 12-18, 2014. T... more>>
Evening with the Chefs
Join renowned chefs from the Bay Area at "Evening with the Chefs" on Thursday, May 15th from 6:30 - 9:30pm at the Sheraton Sand Key on Clearwater Beac... more>>
Swim Across America Tampa Bay Open Water
Welcome to the Swim Across America - Tampa Bay Open Water Swim. This is the 3rd year of our annual event in beautiful Clearwater Beach. Swimmers of al... more>>
2014 Sand Key Beach Tennis Open
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Starting with practice on Friday noon, this weekend tournament will be a great workout plus fun on the Sand Key beach. Beach Tennis merges the sports... more>>
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Beachouse Suites
An award-winning Key West-style inn for adults. Unique with all rooms non-smoking, king bed, small kitchen and sitting area. It is quietly located fac... more >>
Gem Tower Apartment Motel
Choosing the right city for vacation or away from home escapade is the first step. Here at Gem Tower Motel you find both peace and moments to remember... more >>
Sand Key Realty Sales & Rentals, Inc.
We look forward to making your visit to Florida a memorable one!  Offering numerous rental properties for various time periods, ra... more >>
Sunrise Resort South
This is the Pearl of the Beach. Sunrise Resort Motel South is one of the few remaining truly family-owned motels on Clearwater Beach. It has been ow... more >>
Sandpearl Resort
"Find yourself in a world all your own." Each of the 253 guest rooms and suites invite brilliant sunlight and whispers of encompassing gulf ... more >>
Away to Mandalay Beach Houses
VACATION BEACH HOUSES at fabulous CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA! Weekly or Monthly rentals. Luxury, comfort & privacy for your relaxing family vacation... more >>
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Sea Life Safari
See, touch and learn about the marine creatures native to the Florida Gulf Coast! Through a partnership with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, The Se... more >>
The Segway Adventure
Enjoy the ultimate high-tech ride on a Segway while taking in the sights along the beautiful pristine beaches of Clearwater Beach. Whether your are... more >>
Shephard's Tiki Beach Bar and Grill
This Clearwater Beach Tiki Bar is the hottest spot on Florida's Gulf Coast. Shephard's Backyard Tiki Bar & Margarita Grill has great live music ev... more >>
Calypso Queen
Enjoy tropical fun On The water aboard the Caribbean themedCalypso Queen! Docked in the Clearwater Beach Marina, this ship offers sunset dinner cr... 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 >>
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 >>
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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.