Clearwater and its island beaches are recognized as a great family destination as well as a hot singles’ destination. The white sand beaches along with a variety of other amenities makes this area a perfect get away year round.
Location of Clearwater
Clearwater is situated on the Pinellas County peninsula, midway on Florida’s west coast and on the highest coastal bluff in Florida. It is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the west and Tampa Bay on the east. Clearwater’s geographic location is latitude 27.57 North and longitude 82.48 West.
Two major airports are conveniently located near Clearwater: St. Petersburg- Clearwater International Airport and Tampa International Airport. Other air options include the Clearwater Executive Airpark and two Orlando area airports - Orlando International Airport and Orlando-Sanford International Airport.
Arriving by car, Clearwater is easily accessible by major interstates along the Midwest (I-75) and Northeast (I-95) corridors, as well as from central and east central Florida (I-4). To reach Clearwater, State Road 60, which becomes the Courtney Campbell Causeway over Tampa Bay, is the primary artery into Clearwater and Clearwater Beach.
The closest deepwater seaports are in Tampa and St. Petersburg. Clearwater Marina is one of the best-equipped and most versatile marinas in Florida and can accommodate transient boats up to 125 feet. Ample taxis, buses, limousines and trolleys will transport you in and around Clearwater.
Average temperatures are Winter 60.6º F, Spring 71.6º F, Summer 81.6º F, and Fall 74º F.
Average seasonal rainfall is Winter 2.5 inches, Spring 3.5 inches, Summer 7 inches, and Fall 2 inches.
Along with the ideal location, easy access, magnificent weather and some of the best beaches in the country, Clearwater offers a wide range of nature based attractions and outdoor recreational opportunities, a full annual calendar of events, fascinating regional history and heritage, the excitement of year round professional sports and a significant concentration of cultural attractions and performing arts.
Accommodations and dining choices to suit every taste and budget are available. Visitors are happy here for leisure and productive here for business. The greater Clearwater area is the perfect place to spend some time in - or out of - the sun.