Best Beaches in Florida: Clearwater Beach – Clearwater, Florida
Clearwater Beach in Clearwater, Florida is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Like many Gulf of Mexico beaches, it's blessed with silky white sand and clear, warm, turquoise water. Clearwater Beach is a best beach for singles, couples, families, retirees, people who like to fish, and dog lovers.
Clearwater Beach is part of a long, wide barrier island located west of the City of Clearwater, Florida on central Florida’s west coast. Its natural beauty has drawn visitors year after year. According to visitclearwaterflorida.com (http://www.visitclearwaterflorida.com/), Clearwater Beach has won many awards such as Best City Beach, one of America’s Top Family Beaches, one of the Top Singles Beaches in Florida, and one of the Best Beaches from Maine to Hawaii.
Even past the beauty of Clearwater Beach itself there is so much to do here. In addition to all the activities available directly on the beach, there are a multitude of other things to do near the beach and Pier 60. These include shopping, dining, a variety of different boat tours and cruises, Segway tours, a cinema, and street performers. Whether you are young or old there is something for everyone to enjoy at any level of exertion.
- Jet Skiing
- Fishing from pier
- Children’s playground
- Public bathrooms – Yes.
- Showers – Yes.
- Parking – Yes, City of Clearwater parking lots with metered parking.
- Food – Yes.
- Lifeguard – Yes.
- Dogs allowed – Yes, in certain areas at certain times. Follow the posted signs.
Chairs, umbrellas jet skis, a variety of boats, and bicycles are available to rent from beachside stands.
Clearwater Waverunner Rentals (http://clearwaterbeachwaverunnerrentals.net/index.html) offers jet skis for rent.
Clearwater Beach Jet Ski Rentals (http://www.clearwaterbeachjetskirentals.com/) offers jet skis for rent.
Clearwater Boat Rentals (http://www.clearwaterboatrentals.com/index.html) offers motorboats for rent.
Osprey Bay Outdoors (http://www.ospreybay.com/) offers kayak rentals.
Fun Ride Rentals (http://www.funriderentals.com/) rents beach wheelchairs, mobility scooters, beach strollers, bikes, surrey bikes, and scooters.
Clearwater Beach is located in Clearwater, Florida. To get to the beach, take route 60, the Clearwater Memorial Causeway, west.
Many thanks to Cassandra Atwood for her review of Clearwater Beach.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin
All photos courtesy of Cassandra Atwood.