Clearwater Beach before the sunset, Florida
Clearwater Beach before the sunset, Florida

Clearwater Beach

1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida, 33767

The basics

There's an activity for every age and interest at Clearwater Beach, from relaxing on the sand with beach chairs, umbrellas, and cabanas to jet-skiing, speedboating, and fishing. Families with kids enjoy the gentle surf, prime for swimming and water sports. Visitors often steal away from nearby theme parks to spend time on the water, sometimes on day trips from Orlando and St. Petersburg.

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Dolphin Boat Tour in Clearwater Beach with Free Ice Cream
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Dolphin Boat Tour in Clearwater Beach with Free Ice Cream
$31.93 per adult
Traveler Favorite
An Amazing Viewing of Dolphins
The boat captains were amazing and a wealth of knowledge about the dolphins and the area. We were privileged to see many dolphins even before leaving the bay. It was exciting to see the dolphins breaching and jumping out of the water. The ice cream prior to leaving the dock was an added treat. I would definitely do this tour again.
Zona_P, Nov 2023

Things to know before you go

  • At 3 miles long, Clearwater Beach is easy to navigate by car, bike, or foot.

  • Mandalay Avenue, which runs parallel to the beach, is a mile-long stretch of restaurants, shops, and hotels.

  • To get an overview of the area, jump on the Jolley Trolley (fees apply), which travels around Clearwater Beach and up to Sand Key Park.

  • Be sure to bring sun-protection gear and beachwear. Restroom and shower facilities are offered at most area beaches.

  • Beach wheelchairs are available at the Main Beach Lifeguard Station, south of Pier 60.

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How to get there

Clearwater Beach is about 22 miles north of St. Pete Beach and 2 miles west of downtown Clearwater. The road south is South Gulfview Boulevard, and north is Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach's main drag. The nearest airports are in Tampa, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) away, and St. Petersburg-Clearwater, 12 miles (19 kilometers) away. The beach is about a 2-hour drive from Orlando.

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When to get there

Clearwater Beach is warm year-round, with peak temperatures from April to October. Summer temperatures often hit upwards of 90°F (32°C), when the humid, subtropical region often also sees short thunderstorms. The mild winters attract the largest crowds.

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More than just a beach

Visitors can do more than just lounge by the famously clear water. Plan ahead and book a Clearwater Beach tour, from deep-sea fishing to dolphin-watching, or check out the Sea Screamer, a speedboat that zooms along the coast. Don't miss the 1,080-foot (329-meter) Pier 60, with its bait shop, playground, and evening sunset festival, or beautiful Sand Key Park, which sees smaller crowds.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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