Best Beach Town


Clearwater Beach Wins USA Today’s Florida’s “Best Beach Town” Award

Number 1 of 10 Popular Florida Beaches

Clearwater, FL (January 30, 2013) – The Clearwater Regional Chamber celebrates, along with all of its partners, the top honors awarded to Clearwater Beach by the USA Today contest for Best Beach Town in Florida for 2013.

The results of this online competition were announced on January 25 in the USA Today newspaper and at Florida Huddle.  Coastal expert, Dr. Stephen Leatherman also known as Dr. Beach, a professor from Florida International University, submitted the ten Florida beaches that were competing. Of the 30,000 votes, more than 25% selected Clearwater.  As the winner, Clearwater Beach will be featured in a February 15 travel story in the USA Today.

"Clearwater has always had the best beach in Florida, and this designation
will enable us to market not only Clearwater but all of the Pinellas County
to boost tourism," said Mayor George N. Cretekos on receiving the news of
the award.

Bob Clifford, President/CEO of Clearwater Regional Chamber exclaimed “Tourism is our Number 1 business and we continue to offer a product and service that is second to none.  We want our visitors to enjoy their stay in Clearwater and tell others.” 

Clearwater offers a great experience for all vacationers.  It starts with a warm welcome and ends with an invitation to return.  For everything under the sun, visit Clearwater, Florida.

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