Aerial view of Pier 60 and blue cabanas in Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach is beloved for its sugar sands and clear green-blue waters.


Clearwater Beach

If Clearwater Beach had a theme song, it would be “Walking on Sunshine.” This fun, friendly, casual beach town is always abuzz with activity and good vibes. It’s no wonder Clearwater Beach was just named the No. 1 Beach in the South by USA Today, and has been named America’s No. 1 Beach several times in recent years. 

Travel + Leisure has named Clearwater Beach one of the 15 Best White-Sand Beaches in the World!

Aerial view of Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach.
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Live From Clearwater Beach

Get a glimpse at the perfect beach day on the white sands of award-winning Clearwater Beach. This webcam from the Wyndham Grand is a bird's-eye beach view of sparkling waters and beachside fun.

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Plan Your Perfect Beach Day

The beach is the stunning centerpiece here, with sugary sands and emerald waters that are just steps from hotels and restaurants. It's no wonder why Clearwater Beach made Travel + Leisure's list of "The 14 Best Beaches in Florida" in 2021. Rent a shaded cabana for the day – all you need to do is settle in and an attendant will come by. For a low-key beach day, walk to the north, where the crowds thin out some. No matter what spot you choose, you’ll always find plenty of amenities close by – including a large playground the kids will love right at the base of Pier 60. (Not staying on the beach? Check out our guide to beach parking in St. Pete/Clearwater.)

For a serene, natural beach experience, head south over Clearwater Pass to Sand Key Park, a pristine beach with acres of undeveloped beachfront.

Clearwater Beach was named the #1 Beach in the U.S. by Tripadvisor in 2019, 2018 and 2016.

Visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium

No trip to Clearwater Beach is complete without a visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where staff and volunteers care for rescued dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and other marine animals. Unlike many aquariums, this facility’s main focus is rehabilitating injured marine life and seabirds, or giving them a permanent home if they can no longer survive in the wild. 

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