Our world-renown beaches, extensive recreational opportunities, nature-based attractions, and the availability of accommodations designed to fit every budget and taste are all reasons why Clearwater and its island beaches are one of Florida’s most popular vacation spots. Come put yourselves in our shoes!
Clearwater Beach is the Best City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico according to Dr. Stephen Leatherman (“Dr. Beach”), a Florida International University professor who has been ranking America’s beaches for well over a decade. USATODAY.com readers have ranked Clearwater Beach in the Top 10 List of Best Beaches from Maine to Hawaii. Conde Nast Traveler has also recognized Clearwater Beach as the Best City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, and the Travel Channel has declared Clearwater Beach the Best Activity Beach in the United States.
Best Beaches in Florida
Caladesi Island is currently the #1 Best Beach in the United States, ranked so primarily for its water quality, rustic charm, clean beaches, on-site amenities and its emphasis on wildlife. Pinellas County is the only Florida destination which can say it has two #1 Best Beaches; Ft. DeSoto Park was ranked the #1 Best Beach in 2005.
Clearwater is very proud to be designated a Blue Wave Beach. This certification program, overseen by the Clean Beaches Council , promotes beaches which are managed to protect their natural assets. This designation assists the public in identifying the nation’s cleanest and safest beaches. Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island and Sand Key Park have also received the Blue Wave designation.
Clearwater Beach is undergoing a dramatic renaissance, the most significant improvement to Clearwater’s tourism economy in decades. Beach Walk, the City’s $30 million infrastructure contribution, dramatically compliments the beach’s landscape – and the visitor experience – by adding green space and public areas with more amenities as well as improving pedestrian access. One new resort is completed and another is under construction. More are in the planning stages.
Clearwater Beach Visitor Information Center1 Causeway Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33767
Open 7 days a week 10am to 7pm
Hours adjusted seasonally and on summer weekends
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
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