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Aquarium in Clearwater & Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

The home of Winter the dolphin, this nonprofit aquarium rescues and rehabilitates injured sea animals, such as dolphins, sea otters, fish, rays, and loggerhead and Kemp's ridley sea turtles. It also allows visitors …
Beach in Clearwater & Clearwater Beach

Sand Key Park & Beach

If you want a less-crowded beach day, free of commercial folderol, head to this 65-acre, family-friendly beach park. It's at the northern tip of the barrier island to the south, just over the Clearwater Pass Bridge.…
Beach in Clearwater & Clearwater Beach

Pier 60

In high season, Clearwater's long stretch of smooth, white sand becomes a scrum of sun-baked coeds and extended families. Hotels, resorts and raucous beach bars line the sand, particularly near Pier 60, where sunset…
Live Music in Clearwater & Clearwater Beach

Shephard's Beach Resort

Nine times out of 10 the biggest party in Clearwater Beach is at Shephard's, where three bars and a raucous nightclub brim with revelers. The Tiki Beach Bar often showcases local bands on its stage and (all too freq…
Seafood in Clearwater & Clearwater Beach

Frenchy's Original Cafe

This beach-bum-casual hole-in-the-wall serves grouper sandwiches you'll dream about months later. These crusty beauties on an onion roll go perfectly with its light-and-sweet pineapple coleslaw. Well-loved Frenchy's…
Seafood in Clearwater & Clearwater Beach

Island Way Grill

Eschew the beachfront seafood shacks and come to this contemporary restaurant overlooking the inner harbor. Wide windows and an expansive deck do justice to the sunset, and a moderately priced Asian-influenced menu …