Clearwater Neighborhood Guide
- Clearwater is the smallest of the three principal cities in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area, most commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area.
- According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Clearwater holds the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, with 361 days.
- Cleveland Street is one of the city’s historic avenues and the city includes Bright House Field and Coachman Park. The city is separated by the Intracoastal Waterway from Clearwater Beach.
- Clearwater Beach is one of the top rated beaches in Florida. Besides laying in the white sand and swimming in the clear water there are also many activities offered such as fishing, sail boat, kayak, and jet ski rentals, dolphin and sunset tours, parasailing and more. Alongside the beach there are also many restaurants and shops.
- Shopping in Clearwater includes the Westfield Countryside Mall, which has over 160 stores, over 20 places to eat and a movie theater. They also have a skating rink inside the mall and a WiFi lounge on the upper and lower floor.
- ‘Sunsets at Pier 60’ – This event started back in 1995. Every night, a wide variety of vendors, set up an outdoor market at Pier 60, where you can shop for unique gifts, jewelry and souvenirs. Enjoy live bands, crazy entertainers and outdoor movies in the park. It starts two hours before sunset, and ends two hours after the sun goes down.
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Home of “Winter” the dolphin who was rescued from a crab trap line and lost her tail, inspiring the film, “Dolphin Tale”. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium has many exhibits featuring marine animals such as stingrays, nurse sharks, river otters, sea turtles and of course dolphins. Many of these animals are rescued animals that cannot be returned back in the wild and are housed and cared for by the staff and serve as a way to teach visitors about marine life. There are presentations at different times throughout the day for each animal exhibit. Visitors can not only see the animals through the open exhibits for these animals but they can also participate in encounters with some of the creatures. The aquarium offers interaction with stingrays and dolphins.
- Sand Key Park – Calm and secluded, Sand Key Park consists of both a park and a beach. There is a playground and various nature trails for the whole family or even those just wanting to get a glimpse of the abundant wildlife. There is a boardwalk and even a dog park. There are also shelters and grills that can be reserved.