Clearwater Beach Facts

Clearwater Beach Facts
Clearwater Beach is located in Pinellas County on Florida's west central coast along the Gulf of Mexico. Clearwater Beach is known for its white sand beaches that stretch 2.5 miles along its barrier island shore. On the Intracoastal Waterway side there is a full marina and on the south side a short bridge connects it to Sand Key. Clearwater Beach is home to a variety of features for visitors to enjoy including parasailing, boat tours, dining, shopping, fishing charters and dolphin watching. Clearwater Beach is considered to be one of the United States' best beaches and has been ranked as Florida's Best Beach Town in 2013. There are approximately 110,000 permanent residents living in Clearwater Beach.
Interesting Clearwater Beach Facts:
The climate in Clearwater Beach is classified as humid subtropical.
Roughly two-thirds of the rainfall in Clearwater Beach falls between June and September each year.
Clearwater Beach is considered the most northern region where royal palms and coconut palms are able to grow.
Visitors to Clearwater Beach can fly to Tampa International Airport which is only 20 miles away. It is considered one of the best airports in the United States.
There is a trolley service called the Clearwater Jolley Trolley that has been in operation providing transportation on the beach since 1982.
A central spot at Clearwater Beach for beachgoers is Pier 60, where there is a long fishing pier, shopping, a snack bar and a playground.
Sunsets at Pier 60 is an event that occurs every day, with street performers and other entertainment. Local artisans also sell their goods at night.
The Beach Walk was a beautification project that helped to improve the beach area south of Pier 60. It was completed in 2008.
Clearwater Beach is well-known for the nightlife, with dance clubs and bars for visitors to enjoy.
The most famous dolphin in the world is found at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Its name is Winter. It was featured in the movie Dolphin Tale in 2011.
The Philadelphia Phillies can be seen during spring training at Bright House Field.
Clearwater Beach hosts a world famous jazz festival each year called the Clearwater Jazz Festival.
The water at Clearwater Beach is crystal clear and there are often Gulf breezes to keep it pleasant.
Clearwater Beach is popular with boaters due to its expansive marinas.
Clearwater Beach has accommodations for almost every budget from inexpensive lodges to vacation home rentals and luxury resorts.
Seafood is especially popular in Clearwater Beach thanks to its location along the Gulf of Mexico.
Food Festivals in Clearwater Beach include Stone Crab Lobster Festival, Taste of Clearwater, and Restaurant Week.
Outdoor activities in Clearwater beach can include water sports, baseball, tennis, volleyball, hiking, biking, kayaking, and many boating and fishing charter opportunities.
Summer temperatures in Clearwater Beach can hover in the 90s while winter temperatures are often in the mid-70s.
There is a paved bike trail lined by mangroves running parallel to the Clearwater Memorial Causeway.
The TV show Brooke Knows Best shot an episode in Clearwater Beach on the beach in 2009.

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