Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The main draw of this sun-soaked beach is its wide shoreline, small-town atmosphere, plus its inviting turquoise waters. The beach has excellent conditions for parasailing, jet skiing, and snorkeling. And after sunset, watch the street performers put up awe-inspiring acts. If you’re visiting as a family, don’t miss the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Pier 60—a brilliant sunset-watching spot. Fitness enthusiasts will also appreciate the nearby nature trails at Honeymoon Island State Park or Caladesi Island State Park. The best way to reach Clearwater Beach is via the Jolley Trolley, which stops at Pier 60 on its South Beach route. – Tripadvisor
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  • Robert M
    Wisconsin28 contributions
    Awesome Beach
    Clearwater Beach FL is one of the nicest beaches I have visited. The white sand is not hot on your feet and we enjoyed walking the shoreline every morning. Cabanas and chairs are available for rent -or- you can bring your own chairs. Beware that alcohol is not allowed on the beach. Another really nice feature is the the walkway from Pier 60 along the beach. This is a great beach to visit. Also - beautiful sunsets every evening!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 8 March 2023
  • JohnPatsi
    Tullahoma, Tennessee729 contributions
    Like Miami Beach without the trash people
    What a wonderful stretch of fine sugar beaches. All the beauty of Miami Beach without the trash people on the beach ruin it for everybody else. The beaches were clean folks were truly nice and the beautiful Boardwalk. Plenty of nice restaurants close by. Well worth your time
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Eric G
    8 contributions
    Clearwater Beach
    What a spectacular place for a sunset !! White powder-like sand. Very soft. Walking the pier with ice cream is an adventure in itself. Cover ur cone, or a bird will swoop in and snatch like one did to me. This is a beautiful beach worthy of a weekend getaway !!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Beach Weddings Florida
    8 contributions
    Clearwater Beach Wedding Review
    As a wedding planner for Cherished Ceremonies Weddings , I can review this beach from my own perspective. Clearwater Beach is a busy beach, lots of hotels and attractions, lots of things to do. As far as hosting a beach wedding on this beach, they allow 6 specific spots where you can celebrate your beach wedding. There are two spots that we favor because it is away form the main crowd, a little more secluded at sunset, and any size beach wedding can be hosted here.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 24 March 2023
  • Marcia K
    9 contributions
    CLEARWATER BEACH
    Beautiful beach, white sand, warm water. Beautiful hotels on beach but walkways on every street to beach. Not enough public bathrooms. Lots of private hotel beach areas. Touristy stores on street. Carnival on main Street park. I'm sure the Hotels on beach are pricey.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 15 April 2023
  • Heather L
    Highland, Utah2 contributions
    Great food and warm water
    We've been to Clearwater a couple times during the months of May and June and the water is calm on most days. Sometimes it is windy and choppy water though. There are several great seafood and southern cooking restaurants up and down Mandalay Avenue. There are lots of cabanas to rent both near the pier 60 or up north. We have seen manatees in the water while viewing from the pier 60. It's worth paying the dollar fee to walk to the end of the pier. We loved Crabby's Dockside restaurant as our favorite in Clearwater. We also enjoyed the Palm Pavilion, and Bait House. We stayed at Pier House 60 and the Courtyard by Marriott on a few occasions in May and June. Both were great hotels that include a breakfast. The Marriott has a shuttle that takes you to the nearest beach.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 8 June 2023
  • RoRoVida
    Orlando, Florida6 contributions
    Sunset !!!!!!! Beautiful great for kids !
    Went to clear water beach with my 6 kids of age 2-15 so far two times . Def the best decision we did . The sand was white and clean . Water was clear the day we went and very calm. The other day we went the water was Alittle colored and lots of strong waves so I guess you pick and choose the day lol. Both days we experience were great. Bathrooms are accessible and parking is good . We got there both times around 3-4pm and found parking within 15–20 mins . Parking was for us from 3pm-night $22 . They charge $3 per hour . I advise to stay for the sunset for it’s the most beautiful I’ve ever seen ! I advise to maybe go to the end of the pier for the sunset or even on beach is ok but it gets VERYYYY crowded. The sunset is right over the water . After 7pm ish I see they have vendors down the pier to sell things like items . The two times I went we didn’t experience any problems with what the other reviews talk about . Just FYI we drove from Orlando and hit 2 heavy traffics so took us on a Friday 2 hours and 30 mins to get there we left Orlando at 130pm . I advise to stay for the sunset so worth it !!! Expect a lot of people !!!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Jerry W
    South Point, Ohio65 contributions
    Usually a 5 but 4 is as high as I’ll go this time
    If you like extreme heat and humidity, July is definitely the time to visit lol. It was entirely too hot for me to enjoy the beach and on the weekends it was WAY more packed than I was when I visited in February. The beach is beautiful as ever, but one thing I did notice that I wasn’t a fan of is it’s COVERED in trash and tons of homeless people sleeping on the beach. This wasn’t the case when I came back in February. If you visit during the weekend try to get there early because parking is horrible (I stayed at a hotel within walking distance) and plan on sitting next to someone. I walked all of Clearwater beach up to North Beach and it was completely packed.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 July 2023
  • lonye1
    Hightstown, New Jersey73 contributions
    Clean Beautiful Beach!
    Loved this beach! Took my grandson who is 7 for a mini getaway before school started back. Clean water…queasy to find space and we even found parking for $24 for the day with access directly to the beach!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Laura F
    New York166 contributions
    Beautiful beach
    Beautiful beach and great coastal area.can be quite pricey. Very crowded, especially on weekends, . Beach is clean and beautiful, water crystal clear and warm. The only downside is that it's very crowded especially with all the hotels and their cabana and chair setups on the beach. Difficult to find a spot , even at 10:40 am. Parking is expensive and require walking. Prices coincide with any tourist area down south. Although we had a great day, would probably visit other beaches in the area.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 August 2023
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Susan G
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Friends
Front desk staff were helpful. Balcony room on the “quiet side” of the building overlooked the gas station below. Room was dated. Staff placed lots of emphasis on the outdoor entertainment space. More of a party vibe than resort. Not for me.
Written 20 February 2024
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Sightseer767698
Lafayette, IN1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Lots of highway, utilities, and hotel construction. Very high hotel room rates. Several restaurants with similar menus; turns out they are all owned by the same corp.
Shephards beach “music” Friday and Saturday nights is stupid loud. Can be heard and felt by residents blocks away.
Long drive to any public golf courses worth playing. $80 each player was as cheap as we could find.
Written 9 February 2024
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Tim K
Cleveland, OH15 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Just came back from Clearwater beach, we stayed 7 days and loved it!! A few days were cool (60’s) but we had 3 awsome warm days and stayed on the beach.
Written 1 February 2024
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Kriti J
Fayetteville, AR2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Water is blue and sand is powdery white.. kids were so busy playing in sand, we had to pull them out of the beach and drag back.. good experience
Written 22 January 2024
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Julie R
Libertyville, IL1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Great beach not too crowded. Many places to walk around and see. Love the beach view restaurants next to boardwalk.
Written 16 January 2024
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WildermereBeach+
Myrtle Beach, SC528 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautiful beach, very wide. Lots of space, but fairly busy and party crowd. We had a wonderful time enjoying the beach and the gulf water. Parking is REAL expensive so looks around. The day at the beach was wonderful and packed with people having great times. we will return
Written 18 December 2023
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Sheppatel
228 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Amazing, beautiful, powered sand. Beautiful shops, including hulk hogan!
Weekday visits are a lot quieter if you’re able to do that.
Written 4 December 2023
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Curiosity05963188886
6 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Way too busy of a beach for me. I love the Gulf, but there were just too many people there.
I checked it off my bucket list, but will not return.
Written 27 November 2023
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stan k
Phoenix, AZ427 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
the softest white sand around with great water that was calm enough to get in. Parking was available and we had a handicap tag so parking was free.
Written 8 November 2023
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Fam_o_5_plus_1
Wisconsin2,243 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We love the beach so I can't rate it a one star but wow, has it changed in the ten years since we have been here last. It is so built up and there are so many people using the one small stretch of sand. We were so excited to go back, never again. Way to many people to even enjoy yourself.
Written 6 November 2023
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