Clearwater: Florida’s Unexpected Gem

With miles of spectacular sandy beaches and an average 361 days of sunshine per year, Clearwater is an all-round great holiday destination.

Located in Florida’s Tampa Bay, Clearwater is essentially a 3-mile stretch of sand peppered with luxury hotels, top-notch bars and sumptuous restaurants. Only 90 minutes from Orlando and 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport, Clearwater is easily accessible for tourists.

Want to know what else makes Clearwater a great choice of holiday destination? Let’s find out.

Green beach loungers and umbrellas at white sandy beach

Award-winning beaches

Spend the day on one of the many beautiful award-winning beaches including Clearwater Beach, TripAdvisor’s number one beach in the USA, St. Pete Beach, Caladesi Island State Park and Honeymoon Island.

With natural beauty and an engaging atmosphere, plus, numerous activities, the coast has something to capture the heart of every visitor.

Vibrant colors of Clearwater beach, Florida at sunset

Outdoor activities

Floridians are well known for their active outdoor lifestyle, from rollerblading on the beach to golf and surfing. It’s no surprise, then, that Clearwater is home to an array of watersports activities; go paddle boarding on Clearwater Beach, or hire a jet ski from John’s Pass Village in Madeira Beach.

For a bird’s eye view of the stunning coastline, try parasailing from St. Pete Beach, or have a go at a Jetlev and  fly up to 30 feet above the water with a futuristic jet pack strapped to your back!

Silhouette of strong man jumps on the jetski above the water at sunset

Dining out

America is famous for its love of food. At Clearwater, you can expect countless restaurants serving fresh seafood, with ocean views to boot.

Grouper and stone crab are just a few of the delicacies you can enjoy in Clearwater, followed by the artisan chocolates the area is famous for.  They say other people eat, but in Clearwater they savour.

Plate with crab legs in a restaurant in Key West or New Orleans. Tasty delicious seafood.

Evening entertainment

Nightlife in the area is varied and vibrant. From local nightclubs and cocktail bars to the craft beer hub of Dunedin, Clearwater has one of the best nightlife scenes in Florida. There is an abundance of eclectic music venues, whilst hot dance clubs and cigar bars with an Hispanic influence are also popular.

Clearwater is also home to a renowned Jazz festival. What started as a 10-day series of jazz concerts held on the back of a flatbed truck has evolved into an annual music festival that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year!

at a concert // MORE OF THIS, ALSO BIGGER ONES

Dolphin watching

It’s many people’s dream to see dolphins in the wild, and at Clearwater you can. Embark on a dolphin boat ride excursion, where you’ll sail out of Clearwater Pass onto the beautiful emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of the Sun Coast’s favorite animal: the Bottlenose Dolphin.