Clearwater Beach

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Clearwater Beach featuring a coastal town and a beach

This Florida city is known for its pristine beaches, year-round sunshine, and family-friendly facilities and entertainment.

Just 19 miles (30.5 kilometers) from Tampa International Airport, Clearwater Beach is a popular destination for those seeking sun, beautiful beaches and plenty of entertainment options for the whole family. The resort area is situated on a narrow barrier island that’s about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) long, which makes it easy to navigate on foot or by bike.

Most activity centers on the white sand of Clearwater Beach. Enjoy sunbathing, stand-up paddleboarding and beach volleyball. Browse the nearby Beach Walk, a palm tree-lined promenade that winds along the beachfront and is home to many cafés and shops.

For a break from the sun, head to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Here, sea turtles, stingrays and sharks share the complex with Winter, the famous bottlenose dolphin with a prosthetic tail. Winter was the inspiration behind and star of the family film Dolphin Tale.

As the evening draws in, make your way back to Pier 60, where beach-goers flock once the sun goes down. Every night, there is entertainment and local artisans selling a variety of goods against a backdrop of music and street performers.

Catch a boat, or walk, from the north end of the island to quiet Caladesi Island. Caladesi is home to 3 miles (5 kilometers) of unspoiled Florida wilderness, with a white-sand beach and hiking trails. Kayakers can paddle through 3 miles (5 kilometers) of water that winds through mangroves.

Sand Key Park, located off the south end of Clearwater Beach, is home to another impeccable beach. Here, nature enthusiasts can catch a glimpse of some of the marine birds and animals that are native to Clearwater, including sea turtles, herons, roseate spoonbills and great horned owls. This public park is only open during the day.

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €170 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is just steps away from Beach Walk and Pier 60 Park. Clearwater Municipal Marina and Captain Blighs Landing ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,494 reviews)
"Central location for shopping and boardwalk."

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2021

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
4 out of 5
100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is €258 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pier 60 Park, Clearwater Beach and Clearwater Municipal Marina. Beach Walk and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,528 reviews)
"I liked the property. It did have some issues with its elevators but the staff worked hard to ensure that all the guests were able to reach their floors. Brava Wyndham Clearwater!"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Edge Hotel Clearwater Beach
Edge Hotel Clearwater Beach
3.5 out of 5
505 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is €188 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beach Walk, Clearwater Beach and Captain Blighs Landing. Pier 60 Park and Clearwater Municipal ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,268 reviews)
"great service all around , specially front desk ."

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2021

Edge Hotel Clearwater Beach
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52 Foot Water Adventure Houseboat Clearwater Beach
52 Foot Water Adventure Houseboat Clearwater Beach
3.5 out of 5
Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, FL
Situated in the entertainment district, this houseboat is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Pier 60 Park and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Sand Key Park. Ruth Eckerd Hall and ZooTampa ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (9 reviews)
"This was a truly wonderful experience. It’s a five minute walk to the beach, the bed and pillows are very comfortable and we loved staying there. Blair was very helpful and he checked on us several times. He is quite the character! The boat was anchored in the channel and we had a lot of fun going ..."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2021

52 Foot Water Adventure Houseboat Clearwater Beach
Updated Beach Condo Suite
Updated Beach Condo Suite
530 Mandalay Ave, 204, Clearwater Beach, FL
This family-friendly Clearwater Beach condo is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Clearwater Beach, Beach Walk and Pier 60 Park. Clearwater Municipal ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (80 reviews)
Great vacation!!
"We traveled with 2 adults and 2 children ages 10 and 8. Location was perfect! We did not rent a car which worked out perfectly. A lot to see and do within walking distance. We stayed in room 204, it was good for our size family but any older or more people we would choose a 2 bedroom over the 1 bedroom. ..."

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Updated Beach Condo Suite
Cozy 1 bedroom on the water!Apt.#2
Cozy 1 bedroom on the water!Apt.#2
647 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, FL
This family-friendly Clearwater Beach apartment building is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Clearwater Beach, Beach Walk and Pier 60 Park. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (8 reviews)
Great Weekend
"We were contacted prior to arrival by the owner with all info. The apartment was clean and neat. Water view from our unit. A nice dock with seating was only steps from the door. Close to everything Clearwater Beach has to offer. If you're looking for the Ritz, this probably isn't for you, but if ..."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2021

Cozy 1 bedroom on the water!Apt.#2
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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