Clearwater Beach

Voted as America’s Best Beach, Clearwater Beach offers breathtaking views of Florida’s most iconic coastline

Welcome to Clearwater Beach

Gorgeous sandy beaches abound in this coastal community

Clearwater Beach, Florida, sits on a barrier island characterized by white sand beaches stretching for miles. Unlike other island neighborhoods, Clearwater Beach is a part of Clearwater itself. People worldwide travel to Clearwater Beach to enjoy the area's resorts, attractions, restaurants, and shops. Voted as America’s Best Beach, Clearwater Beach offers breathtaking views of Florida’s most iconic coastline and holds the record for the most consecutive sunny days at 768 days — almost two years of sunshine! It's no wonder why visitors and residents alike flock to Clearwater to swim in its pristine waters. Year-round balmy temperatures and closeness to Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport make Clearwater Beach a wonderful place to live. 

What to Love

  • Miles of gorgeous beaches
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Warm weather year-round
  • Amazing restaurants

Local Lifestyle

Clearwater Beach is known for its picture-perfect beaches, which are undoubtedly the best in the country. The beautiful water, white sand, and never-ending sunshine attract hundreds of visitors each year to the area, catering to the community’s vacation-style atmosphere. Residents are mostly retirees, wealthy professionals, and individuals with second homes. Locals enjoy miles upon miles of astonishing beaches and a central location where, as soon as they cross the bridge onto the mainland, they are greeted by a charming downtown area filled with unique stores and eateries. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Clearwater Beach is all about its beaches. Days here are spent building sandcastles and engaging in adventurous water activities. Clearwater Beach is built around beachfront entertainment. Like most seaside communities, there are plenty of ways to take in the ocean air. Fishing charters, sunset cruises, surfing lessons, jet skiing, and kayaking are all popular forms of entertainment in Clearwater Beach. 

Many restaurants are located directly on the beach and offer incredible water views as customers dine. Jimmy Hula's and Shephard's Tiki Beach Bar and Grill are two great options located in Clearwater Beach. On the mainland, residents flock to Island Way Grill, Hogan's Hang Out, Clear Sky Café, Bobby's Bistro, and Frenchy's Rockaway Grill for a wide range of cuisine, including fresh seafood. 

Located along Clearwater Beach’s main strip are Mandalay Avenue and South Gulfview Boulevard, two prominent streets lined with shops selling beachwear and souvenirs. 

Things to Do

No visit to Clearwater Beach is complete without visiting its namesake beach. This beach is spotless, boasting amazingly soft white sand and plenty of shade options provided by numerous umbrellas. 

Enjoy a staycation at Sandpearl Resort. This four-star resort is located directly on the water and offers a plethora of amenities for guests, including outdoor fire pits, a full-service spa, and more. 

Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach is an absolute must-see. While you’re sure to have a wonderful experience at any time of day here, be sure to stop by for the pier’s daily sunset celebration, which features live entertainment.

Spend the day at Safety Harbor, a charming city in Tampa known for its plethora of marinas ideal for boaters and anglers. 

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Overview for Clearwater Beach, FL

7,615 people live in Clearwater Beach, where the median age is 62 and the average individual income is $81,578. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Clearwater Beach, FL

There's plenty to do around Clearwater Beach, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Katie's Cookies, Kate Yoga, and The Exit Games FL.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.74 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.38 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.3 miles 40 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.58 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.34 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.7 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Clearwater Beach, FL

Clearwater Beach has 4,120 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Clearwater Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,615 people call Clearwater Beach home. The population density is 4,998.431 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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