Looking for a coastal escape during your Florida holiday? Head to Clearwater Beach, which sits on the Gulf of Mexico and is renowned for its four-kilometre-long collection of white-sand beaches and cocktail-blue water. Along with ample outdoor recreation, such as parasailing, jet skiing and dolphin-watching cruises, Clearwater Beach boasts local boutiques, waterfront dining and museums.
Take the family along to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where you can get up close to dolphins, turtles and other fascinating marine animals. Fronted by a leafy park with palm trees and picnic pavilions, Pier 60 is a popular fishing pier that’s also a hotspot for sunset celebrations. Visit during sunset to browse local stalls and grab light bites from snack bars.
Clearwater Beach showcases the region’s food spoils with fresh seafood at Crabby's Beachwalk Bar & Grill and SHOR American Seafood Grill, both of which overlook the ocean. Cruise along the beachfront on a Segway or simply sunbathe on the soft sand between swims in the alluring Gulf of Mexico.
Clearwater Beach is about 40 minutes’ drive from Tampa or two hours from Orlando. You can rent a car at Tampa International Airport or Orlando International Airport, respectively.