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.
Beaches, Dancing and Sunsets
Bring your kids for a behind-the-scenes look at the Dolphin Tale movies and marvel at the marine creatures who played the parts.
Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Sand Key Park, a favorite green space in Clearwater Beach. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.
Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Pier 60 Park, a favorite green space in Clearwater Beach. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.
The family will enjoy a trip to Beach Walk, a favorite attraction in Clearwater Beach. Visit the area's shops or amble around its beautiful beaches.
Browse the surrealistic masterpieces of a world-famous Spanish painter in a remarkable building that perfectly suits the style of the art exhibits.
Catch an event at Tropicana Field during your trip to St. Petersburg. Attend a baseball game or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.
Take in the sights of beautiful Clearwater Harbor while digging into a delicious buffet dinner and sipping refreshing tropical drinks. This Caribbean-themed cruise presents you with an incredible assortment of island-style food and drinks while you dance the night away.
Go beyond a typical aquarium experience and immerse yourself into the world of marine life rescue at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. See Winter, star and inspiration of the Dolphin Tale movies, which were filmed on location.
Tampa Bay CityPASS® tickets include prepaid admission to Tampa Bay’s must-see attractions at significant savings off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. Extra perk: CityPASS travelers skip most main-entrance ticket lines.
Join us on board our newly remodeled double-decker catamaran for a leisurely cruise out to the Gulf of Mexico (weather permitting) to catch our nightly award-winning sunset.
Join a crew of pirates for a sunset cruise over the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico as you learn the tales of the brigand ship Pirates Ransom. Sip a drink on deck and dive into buccaneering fun for scallywags of all ages, from treasure hunts to water gun fights.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Aspirations Winery, 22041 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33765-2363 Wine tasting and then tour and demo of our wine making process. Duration: 1 hour