#20 Best World Beach-
TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards-2016
This highly acclaimed beach is someplace you must see to truly appreciate the miles of pristine sugar white sand and turquoise blue water of the Gulf of Mexico. Year after year, Clearwater Beach is recognized by many travel experts and visitors alike as one of the best beaches in the U.S. and possibly the world.
Located just 20 miles from Tampa International Airport (TPA), Clearwater Beach is easy to reach and within driving distance of several other award winning Florida Beaches including Siesta Key Beach (#14 Best World Beach in 2015), St. Pete Beach and Caladesi Island (recognized as America’s best by Dr. Beach in 2008).
Clearwater Beach offers many attractions and activities for the whole family. Want to meet a movie star? Check out the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where you’ll find Winter the Dolphin, star of the movie Dolphin Tale. Pier 60 is a major attraction for visitors along with the Shoppes at Sand Key Park. Beach vendors offer cabana’s and umbrellas for rent along with other beach toys. Come watch the National Superboat Championships or the Irongirl Triathlon.
When to visit:
With an average of 361 days of sunshine a year and a mild climate, Clearwater is a great year-round destination. The coolest month is January with average high temperatures around 65°F, 18°C and warming up through the summer months to reach 90°F, 32°C in August.
Where to stay:
Clearwater has accommodations for every budget from mom-and-pop establishments to world-class resorts and spas.