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Clearwater's Beaches

With miles of soft white sand and sparkling waterways, Clearwater's beaches rate among the best in the state and in the nation. Enjoy it all, but please observe the following beach rules:

  • No alcohol is permitted on Clearwater's public beaches.
  • Swim within the "Safe Bathing Limit" at all times. This area extends 300 feet west of the high water line and is clearly marked by buoys or pilings.
  • Boaters and jet skiers are not allowed inside the "Safe Bathing Limit" area.
  • Florida sunshine is intense. Please be careful when sunbathing and use sunscreen with a high SPF.

Beach Accessibility Information

Beach wheelchairs are available at the Main Beach Lifeguard Station, south of Pier 60. You may ask a lifeguard for assistance between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The beach wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Clearwater Beach

Find out where and when lifeguards patrol Clearwater Beach.

Location:

West on U.S. Hwy. 60

Features:
Beach Walk - Rated the Best City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico with miles of white sand and gentle surf

Activities:
Swimming, volleyball, Pier 60 fishing pier

Facilities:
Beach showers, restrooms, concessions, cabanas, umbrella rentals, and metered parking

North Clearwater Beach

Hours:
Open daily until dark

Location:
North of Memorial Causeway on Mandalay Ave., served by Jolley Trolley (and the Jolley Trolley Tracker Mobile App).

Features:
Old fishing pier for observation

Activities:
Swimming and picnic areas

Facilities:
Beach showers, restrooms, and metered parking

Pier 60

Hours:
Open 24 hours daily

Location:
Clearwater Beach. Pier is located where the beach meets the causeway

Features:
Sunsets at Pier 60 are every evening, starting two hours before sunset. Join local artists, craftspeople and performers at this famous landmark

Activities:
Fishing, shopping, dining, and entertainment

Facilities:
Restrooms, snack shop, covered pavilions, park playground, telescopes, rod rentals, bait and tackle. Daily, weekly, and yearly fishing passes available

Sand Key Beach

Hours:
Open daily until dark

Location:
South of Clearwater Pass Bridge off Gulf Boulevard

Features:
A 65-acre park that is rated one of the top 14 beaches in the U.S.

Activities:
Swimming and picnic areas

Facilities:
Beach showers, restrooms, and metered parking

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