Laid-back Clearwater Beach is known for its namesake stretch of soft, white sand, which draws visitors year-round for jet-skiing, parasailing, and stand-up paddleboarding in its calm waters. Cyclists and rollerbladers glide along a winding beachfront promenade lined with casual seafood restaurants and cafes. Come sunset, Pier 60 hosts a nightly festival with street performers and craft vendors.
Come for the beaches, but stay for the shopping, dining, and live entertainment Clearwater’s revitalized downtown area has to offer. The Cleveland Street District, overlooking the beautiful Clearwater Harbor and Marina, provides a stunning backdrop for a variety of concerts, festivals, and exhibits that delight throughout the year.
Besides the beaches, there is Clearwater Beach's inviting, small-town atmosphere. At Clearwater Marine Aquarium, you will find Winter the Dolphin, star of the "Dolphin Tale" movies. Winter swims with a prosthetic tail and the movies about her triumphs have struck a chord with adults and children who identify with the dolphin's struggles.
With Clearwater Beach attractions such as these, fine restaurants and family-friendly lodgings, as well as exciting beach activities, Clearwater Beach's many options will have the whole crew smiling.