Clearwater and Beaches

Things to do in Clearwater and the Gulf Beaches

Phone: 727-345-4500 for boat trip information and reservations

Throw your cares away when you visit Clearwater’s world renowned beaches with acres of white sand, clear blue gulf waters and so much to see and do, including boat cruises, dolphin watching and snorkeling on Egmont Key Island.

Clearwater Beach is the northernmost developed barrier island in a chain that includes Sand Key, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores Beach, N. Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach.  This resort city has been awarded Best City Beach, one of America’s Top Family Beaches, one of the Top Singles Beaches in Florida and one of the Best Beaches from Maine to Hawaii.  Clearwater’s Sand Key Park welcomes more than one million visitors each year to its wooded park, picnic pavilions, playgrounds and world class beach.  Beaches don’t come nicer than this – and parking is easy!

Enjoy the fun and magic of Sunsets at Pier 60, a nightly celebration featuring artists, street performers and live music starting two hours before sunset and ending two hours after sunset.  Pier 60 is just north of the fabulous Hyatt Regency Clearwater Resort and Spa, across Gulf Boulevard from the picturesque Clearwater Municipal Marina.

The area offers a variety of accommodations, from bed and breakfast establishments, small revitalized motel/hotels and rental condominiums of all kinds.  Notable beach hotels also include the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort, Holiday Inn & Suites, Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key, Sheraton Sand Key Resort and the Sand Pearl Resort.

Speaking of dolphins, take a sightseeing tour up the road to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where you can visit Winter, the bottlenose dolphin that was rescued after losing her tail in 2005.  Winter and her prosthetic tail have brought the Clearwater Marine Aquarium international attention for their roles in the 2011 movie Dolphin Tale, filmed at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  The aquarium houses and rehabilitates dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, fish, coral reefs, mangroves and more.  No need for snorkeling here with such thrilling sightseeing and learning for all ages on dry land.

The annual Fun ‘n Sun Festival, a Clearwater music series featuring classic rock, country and Latin music concerts, happens in late April and early May.

If you are a blues lover, don’t miss the annual, mid-February Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival for two seafood and blues-filled days featuring a variety of national blues artists.

Be sure to check out what is happening at the beautifully renovated Royalty Theatre (opened in 1921 as the Capitol Theatre) and its schedule of live musical performances and classic movies

For you sports lovers, don’t forget about Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training from February to April at Bright House Field, also home of the minor League Clearwater Threshers.  Clearwater has been the spring home of the Phillies since 1948.

Enjoy all that Clearwater has to offer! Enhance your enjoyment of all of the area’s beaches with our daily Egmont Key dolphin and snorkeling tour, the best dolphin cruise, sightseeing and snorkeling cruise available.  Our boats are available at several convenient beach locations just a few miles south on Gulf Boulevard.  Cruise with the dolphins and head south to the beautiful beaches and waters of Egmont Key.

Call 727-345-4500 for questions and boat trip reservations

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