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

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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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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>>
24th Annual Suncoast Jazz Classic
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Traditional jazz and swing will once again fill the air at the 24th annual Suncoast Jazz Classic The festival provides opportunities for both professi... more>>
Outback Bowl Beach Day
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Join the teams, their marching bands and cheerleaders as they enjoy the sun and beaches at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort next to Pier 60. The fe... more>>
Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival
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The 3rd annual Sugar Sand Festival will be held on Clearwater Beach April 17-26, 2015 ... more>>
Hilton Clearwater Beach
Located on 10 acres of powder-white beaches, surrounded by magnificent skies and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, the Hilton Clearwater Beach is the per... more >>
Dockside Resort Apartments/Motel
Relax, fish or boat off our own private docks on the Intercoastal waterway or take a few steps to the beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Amenities include p... more >>
Monaco Resort Motel
All rooms completely renovated and non-smoking. Motel rooms, small and large efficiencies and one or two-bedroom apartments. Monaco Resort featur... more >>
Cavalier Resort Motel
Our motel is the ultimate location to vacation. We have beautiful landscaping and views overlooking the bay. The tennis court and beach are within wal... more >>
Mandalay Rentals
One and two bedroom vacation rentals, two blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Daily, weekly and monthly rentals. ... more >>
Porpoise Inn
Nestled in Clearwater Beach's quiet North Beach area. It is conveniently located within steps of the gulf's Intracoastal Waterway and a three-minute w... more >>
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The Wave At Shephard's Resort
The Wave... Shephard's two level, state of the art nightclub. You'll be in awe when you experience the fabulous light show and chest pounding sound sy... more >>
Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro
European-Inspired Wine Bar & Bistro with an Eclectic Mediterranean/Mexican Menu - Authentic Gourmet Mexican Specialties, Delicious Flat-bread Pizza... more >>
Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach
Pier 60 features a 1,080-foot fishing pier and recreational park, with a bait house, telescopes and six covered pavilions. The Pier 60 bait house o... more >>
Sands Beach Bar & Grill
The two-time award winner of the Best Entrée at Taste of Clearwater is being served with a breathtaking view of beach. Serving breakfast wit... 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 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 >>
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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.