Clearwater’s sugar-white sands and warm Gulf of Mexico waters have made it a popular vacation destination – and an incredible place to live. Overlooking the Gulf and connected with its famous beach by a scenic, two-mile causeway, Clearwater offers the perfect combination of work and play.
Clearwater Beach has been named the “Best City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico” by USA Today readers. USA Today and 10Best readers also named it the #1 Best Place to Watch a Sunset. Three miles of beachfront – all public – offer some of the best shelling, sunning and sailing opportunities anywhere, with fun shops and restaurants dotting the landscape. One of the highlights of Clearwater Beach is the 3,000-ft. BeachWalk.
The Clearwater Marina houses the largest recreational fleet of fishing boats on Florida’s west coast, while the nearby located Clearwater Marine Aquarium introduces visitors to the dolphins, stingrays and sea turtles that populate the area’s waters. The city is working on a total of 126 boat slips with easy access to downtown. The south basin section of the City of Clearwater Downtown Boat Slips are now open. Pier 60 hosts a nightly family-oriented festival celebrating the sunset with outdoor art, music and entertainment.
Coachman’s Park hosts popular community events, including the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Ruth Eckerd Hall is the city’s cultural treasure, the only performing arts center in the state to be designated a Major Cultural Institution.