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.