Clearwater Beach, which is located on a barrier island, is a densely populated community with a resort area and a residential area.
The beach has all the beach amenities of a large beach... a playground, a snack bar, beach showers to rinse the sand and salt water off, drinking fountains,restrooms, bicycle racks and nearby parking.
The pier hosts 'street' entertainers and crafts sales throughout the year.
Situated on Clearwater Beach is Pier 60, a long fishing pier that is central to many activities.
The pier, named for U.S. Highway 60, which terminates here, serves as a focal point for daily and nightly events.
On the pier is a snack bar with souvenir shop.
In the evening, nightly there is a display of goods sold by local artisans such as jewelry, candles, and other gift items.
Pier 60 at Dusk
Nearby in Clearwater Beach are numerous restaurants, shops, and hotels of all sizes and shapes.
Along the beach is a recently created Beach Walk. It's a wide path that leads one along the beach, north to south.
Clearwater Beach Attracts Sun Lovers
Winter, from the Dolphin Tale Movie
And, conveniently, about 1/2 mile away is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the home of Winter the bottle nose dolphin featured in the 2011 movie, Dolphin Tale.
Welcome to Clearwater Beach
Parking is usually at a premium, but is available in public parking lots.
There is a metered lot near the Pier 60, and another is north of the 'rotary '
used to access the beach.
Restrooms are near the Pier 60.