Pier 60 entry sign

Pier 60 is a top attraction in the area, with a 1,080-foot fishing pier and a recreational park with telescopes and covered pavilions. The Pier 60 bait house offers bait, fishing tackle, T-shirts, souvenirs, drinks and snacks, as well as rental equipment. Staff members are knowledgeable and eager to assist visitors. Pier 60’s many lights make it ideal for night fishing. Kids will love the shaded playground, one of largest beach playgrounds on the west coast of Florida.

Sunsets at Pier 60, a Clearwater Beach tradition, offers entertainment every night, from two hours before sunset until two hours after sunset. The beautiful view of the sunset makes for a perfect way to celebrate the end of the day. The park is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

Keep scrolling to see photos, a video and our list of Top Things to Do at Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach!

accessible features

  • Wheelchair-friendly inside walkways

discounts

  • Senior Citizen Discount

fishing boating details

  • Fishing Gear Rental

general information

  • Family-friendly
  • Free admission
  • Hours 24 hours

marina details

  • Bait & Tackle

park activities

  • Fishing
  • Playground

rates times

  • Time to Experience Activity Full day

Top Things to Do at Pier 60

Looking for a fun day with the family or friends? Pier 60 is a family-friendly hub of activity right on one of America’s favorite beaches. It’s also an affordable destination known for water sports, birdwatching and fishing in the daytime - not to mention a stellar sunset celebration at night. Find some of the best ways to enjoy this free attraction below.
1

Spend the Day at the Beach

a woman and a man sit in low beach chairs in the shallow water underneath Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach

Beachy Relaxation

Relax in the shade under Pier 60, or choose a sunny spot on the sand.

Grab your beach umbrella, towels and enough water and snacks to tide your crew over until lunch. You and the family will have a blast splashing in the surf, trying skim boarding and building sandcastles. The emerald waters are warm and inviting, and Pier 60 itself is a delightfully scenic backdrop. 

2

Enjoy Water Sports

Whether you want to try paddleboarding or the high-powered thrill of a Jet-ski tour along the shore (guided or on your own), water sports opportunities are plentiful. Whatever your pace, Clearwater Waves can get you out on the waves, just steps from Pier 60.

3

Glide Down the Slide

a huge blue and yellow inflatable slide on Clearwater Beach with a shaded canopy in front of it

Slip Sliding Away

Kids of all ages love the inflatable slide near Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach.

Kids and kids-at-heart will have a total blast bounding down “The Hippo,” a giant inflatable waterslide that multiple riders can experience at once via separate lanes. It’s the perfect way to cool down while experiencing a little adrenaline rush. Trust us: one ride won’t be enough! 

4

Run Off Some Steam at the Playground

Get back to the basics at Pier 60’s shaded jungle gym. It’s the classic playground experience for energetic kiddos – albeit one with incredible views of Clearwater Beach. Relax and watch them have a great time. 

5

Spot Wildlife from Pier 60

A mother dolphin and her baby swim in the Gulf.

Sea-Life Spotting

Dolphin sightings are common at beaches throughout St. Pete/Clearwater.

Chances are, there’ll be seabirds aplenty diving into the surf for a snack. St. Pete/Clearwater’s iconic pelicans are always perched near wherever the fish are – and you can often get close enough for a good picture. If you’re lucky, dolphins will be playing in the surf (or use one of the coin-operated telescopes to find them frolicking in the distance). If you’re really lucky, you may spot a Florida manatee swimming along the coast – in the summer months, a manatee sighting is more common than you might think. 

6

Go Fishing

A close shot of a fisherman's hands

Reel Fun

Experience the thrill of reeling in a big catch in St. Pete/Clearwater.

A popular local fishing spot, Pier 60 tends to be lined with anglers earlier in the day and at night, when good underwater lighting makes it easy to see what’s biting. No gear? No worries. There’s a bait and tackle shop right on the pier that will rent you a rod and offers all the bait you need to reel in the ultimate fish story. Fish at Pier 60 all day long for a $10 fee.

7

Have Fun at the Nightly Sunset Celebration

a woman in black shorts and tank top juggles with fire while spectators watch at Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach

Flaming Sunsets

Pier 60's nightly sunset celebration offers plenty of family-friendly entertainment, for free!

Cap off a perfect beach day with St. Pete/Clearwater’s most famous sunset celebration. The all-ages festivities begin two hours before sunset and wind down two hours after. Every. Single. Day. They feature performances by musicians, firebreathers, dancers and more. Over 30 vendors sell locally crafted wares. Learn more about Sunsets at Pier 60.

8

Shop for Unique Souvenirs

A mom and her two daughters shop at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach

Fun Shopping Finds

Local vendors set up shop each afternoon and evening at Pier 60 to sell crafts, plants, souvenirs and more.

Crafters and local sellers set up booths each evening ahead of the sunset celebration. Browse and find something special to remember your trip by.

9

Dine Near Pier 60

Asian family dining at Frenchy's Rockaway Grill beachfront restaurant in Clearwater Beach

The view doesn't get better than this! Frenchy's Rockaway Grill is a landmark on Clearwater Beach.

If your crew works up an appetite from all the fun you’re having at Pier 60, have no fear: you have tons of options within walking distance. Keep it simple with the on-site concessions, or venture out.

For some of the best views in town, head to Jimmy’s Crow’s Nest for happy hour. Crabby’s Dockside is a mainstay for fried seafood appetizers and other coastal crowd-pleasers. Clear Sky Café is a tried-and-true spot for breakfast as well as lunch and dinner favorites such as crab hushpuppies, grouper, pasta dishes, and sushi/raw bar options. The ever-popular Frenchy’s has multiple locations nearby, including beachfront Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill. For top-notch date-night options, head to Caretta on the Gulf (it’s part of the luxurious Sandpearl resort) or Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber. Sports lovers can catch the game on one of the many large screens at The Brown Boxer, which has great bar eats and great beer menu. And the relative newcomer to the beach, Three Daughters Brewing Clearwater Beach, offers local craft brews and a terrific view.
 

Getting to Pier 60

Pier 60 is at the western end of a major roadway that bisects the state. That same road also happens to run right by Tampa International Airport, making getting here from across the bay a straight shot via the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

From points north and south in St. Pete/Clearwater, U.S. 19 will get you to State Road 60, which is also called Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard here. For a more scenic route, take Gulf Boulevard, which lines the beaches of St. Pete/Clearwater.

No car? No problem. The Suncoast Beach Trolley runs up and down Gulf Boulevard between St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach, then turns inland for its terminus in downtown Clearwater.

There’s even a ferry that brings passengers from downtown Clearwater to Clearwater Beach, where passengers can disembark just steps from Pier 60 in just 15 minutes.

 

Parking Near Pier 60

You’ll find ample paid spots in a parking lot situated right at Pier 60, but the parking garage attached to the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach is also a good spot (bonus: your car will be shaded all day – a huge plus in summer). You might even be able to snag one of the nearly 400 spots along the street. Clearwater Beach Municipal Marina is also a good option, as are a handful of public lots within a few blocks of the pier. Wherever you end up leaving your wheels, expect to pay around three dollars per hour.

Learn more about beach parking in St. Pete/Clearwater.
 

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