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Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Beach
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  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HarmantasMay 3, 2013
    Soft white sandy beach! More crowded near &south of pier. Make sure to walk pier60 for 50¢, shop at/near RonJons, eat at frenchys for lunch, and finish at the palm pavilion for dinner/drinks at sunset
    Upvoted Jul 15
  • Flower4- B.
    It is a fabulous place to relax and enjoy sunshine. We can swim at here and have beach party with our friends. If you cannot adapt sunshine, you can rent big parasol on the beach.
  • Bob V.
    Bob VandiverJanuary 12, 2013
    You can't go wrong with Clearwater Beach. Great sunsets, many restaurants, shopping and entertainment nightly at Pier 60. Plenty of places to walk, just find a place to park and start walking!!!
  • TIME
    TIMEAugust 17, 2012
    Sit back and relax on 3 miles of sugar white sand and sparkling waters -- enjoy marinas, nightlife, restaurants, and accommodations ranging from high-end resorts to old-fashioned mom-and-pop motels.
  • Meyer K.
    Meyer KimeraApril 29, 2012
    Yesterday me and my family had a blast at Clear Water Beach! So here is my tip if, you don't get parking space at the beach, drive to the Hyatt Hotel and there will be ample parking space for you.
  • Sharon C.
    Getting parking here is tough, if u get a spot make sure u get enough time on the meter, they are quick to ticket. Can't find a spot, park at Hooters on the rotary,u can catch a ride on their carts.
  • City of Clearwater
    City of ClearwaterNovember 12, 2012
    White sand, clear water, warm sun and a breathtaking sunset. There are many reasons why Clearwater Beach is one of America's Best Beaches! Take a trip down here and see for yourself!
  • Tami ☆ 🐾
    Tami ☆ 🐾May 6, 2013
    Beautiful beach and super clean!!! Love it but parking can get super crazy so you better get there early if you want to get a good spot.
  • Julie K.
    Julie KDecember 3, 2014
    I've been to my share of beaches and this is one of the best. Beautiful white sand and gorgeous sunsets. Just watch out for the seagulls. They can be aggressive.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LAugust 12, 2014
    Very clean beach with white sand. Lots of seashells! Pretty city as well with lots of shops, restaurants and hotels nearby.
  • Katie D.
    Katie DOctober 28, 2010
    The Bait House tackle shop & tarven at the end of the marine, by the round a bout, has great food. beer and wine only. Perfect low key place, trust me you'll love it.
  • Jill O.
    Jill OgletreeJune 16, 2015
    Nice beach. I do think there are better beaches in Florida. Clearwater Beach does have non beach options for kids and adults.
  • Francisco C.
    Francisco CanoAugust 11, 2014
    I'm not usually a big fan of the beach, but I always make an exception when it comes to Clearwater. Such a clean, gorgeous place, it's hard to not like it.
  • Bryan T.
    Bryan ToledoAugust 4, 2013
    There's a sweet spot if you swim out far enough where you can stand on an island by the pole and trick people into thinking you can walk on water:)
  • Brent K.
    Brent KidneyJuly 24, 2013
    Stay at East Shore Resort and walk over to the beach. Quiet place with full kitchens to cook in, laundry and pool etc. 1 block from Cooters and Frenchys.
  • Dawnelle V.
    Dawnelle VentryMarch 27, 2014
    Pay the fee to park. Lot's of shops and restaurants to visit besides the beautiful beach and pier. Walk the beach to Frenchy's for lunch.
  • Toni S.
    Toni StewartMay 15, 2013
    Clearwater Beach Photographer creates amazing family beach photography, family vacation beach portraits, child photography, engagement beach photography, couples photography, anniversary photography Read more
  • ♰Jim K.
    ♰Jim KerrDecember 24, 2015
    This beach is so beautiful. Hands down it blows away Destin and Panama City. The powdery white sand is so soft and beautiful!
  • Virginia C.
    Virginia ClarkApril 5, 2012
    Water is beautiful, beach is clean and everyone is so friendly (except the seaguls). The pier is jumpin' from 5:30 to 10:00.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GauvinSeptember 8, 2012
    The beach is infested with flying rats (seagulls). They take your food right out of your hand. Kill them off one at a time....other than that it's great!
  • Nolan E.
    Nolan EtheridgeJuly 12, 2013
    Get there two hours before dark for the start of the street performances. Some of them are amazing!
    Upvoted Jul 12
  • Robb L.
    Robb LutherMarch 8, 2015
    What isn't good here? Beautiful beach, great food, friendly people. Ready to go back!
  • Evan B.
    Evan BastianelliApril 8, 2015
    It's a very family friendly atmosphere, there are lots of fun things to do like volleyball, giant chess, a bag toss game, and a pier very nearby that includes a great waterslide.
  • Alyssa T.
    Alyssa TownsendJuly 30, 2013
    Swim out to the sandbar and you might see some dolphins jump out of the water!! There are also some huge waves out there.
  • Brenden C.
    Brenden ChandlerJune 19, 2015
    Really nice to go swimming there. The pier 60 has a playground for the kids and a restaurant/gift shop.
  • Lizz H.
    Lizz H. 🌴June 2, 2012
    Hooters Clearwater Beach & upstairs at The Lookout, at the roundabout. Go for the views and sunsets. Stay for the food.
  • Austen J.
    Austen JohannessenJanuary 9, 2013
    About 300 yards right of the pier is where Ally and I spent out one year anniversary it's the best spot on the beach I would totally recommend it!
  • Roland K.
    Very nice white and fine sandy beach with clear water. Quite popular so there are many people
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • Kayla L.
    The water here is so beautiful and there are a lot of shops to browse when you need a break from the sun
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PriscoOctober 21, 2012
    If never want to leave or have to leave and want a beach place of your own - call me! As a Realtor w/Keller Williams I can help! 813-766-8734!
  • Ari W.
    Ari WeagleJuly 22, 2012
    There's usually always parking to the right of the rotary!! Don't park near the pier... It's always wicked packed!
  • Maher S.
    Maher SuhweilFebruary 27, 2012
    When the lot full sign is up be aware.......the police officers in those lots will enforce it to the letter...FYI
  • David C.
    Love this beach! Water is amazing, sand is white and powdery. Just amazing!
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BumgardnerSeptember 9, 2013
    Beautiful beach but parking is always an issue! Grab a drink @ Palm and enjoy a beautiful sunset
  • Charlotte O.
    Charlotte OliverNovember 26, 2013
    A great place for families to relax on the beach. I love watching the beautiful sunsets.
  • Dolores D.
    Dolores DeFrancoFebruary 3, 2014
    Get there early, parking will be easier! Clean, quiet, & gorgeous. Free beach :)
  • Virginia C.
    Virginia ClarkAugust 4, 2012
    Beach volleyball tourney today!! Water is super clear and warm. Today is PERFECT
  • Jeanine P.
    Jeanine PresleyApril 24, 2013
    plenty of parking in the hyatt parking garage, short walk to beach and not too crowded
  • Heather S.
    Rent an umbrella and 2 chairs for 25 bucks. Well worth it, the price will go down after 1pm
  • Richard P.
    Richard PascaleAugust 15, 2014
    Best beach on this coast. Family Friendly.
  • Lindsay B.
    Lindsay BakerSeptember 1, 2013
    One of the best beaches! Catch some rays here and watch the beautiful sunset with that special someone. :)
  • Allison K.
    Pretty beach and beautiful sunsets!! Watch out for the seagulls
  • Selwyn B.
    Selwyn BaptisteMay 6, 2013
    It was packed. All public lots were full by noon, so get there early. Hotel parking will charge $20 parking in thier lots.
  • John P.
    John PatrickSeptember 8, 2011
    Mid and South Beach for the crowd, tourist-y stuff ... North Beach for relaxation, unobstructed views and few people.
  • Elmy P.
    Elmy Pena SantosAugust 17, 2014
    Not a lot of waves but atmosphere is great and the sand is very soft and fun to play with.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KappelOctober 23, 2010
    Go north at the traffic circle and chill near the hotels. Much more low key, not many showers, but very chill and barely anybody there.
  • Visit St. Pete / Clearwater
    Spend the last day of summer having a perfect beach day. Check in with a photo of the ultimate sand castle and tag #WhereSummerRocks.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CJanuary 6, 2015
    One of the best beaches to walk at night. Expansive and open.
  • Kellye D.
    Kellye DashOctober 8, 2011
    Great beach, near Sheraton Sand Key hotel, but a little walk to the ocean.
  • Miracle M.
    Miracle MartyAugust 14, 2012
    Try the Chefs Papillote.....omg...to die for. Also try the Grand Sangria..yuummm
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