1 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
More in this neighborhood: Clearwater Beach
Just across the Memorial Causeway from downtown Clearwater, Clearwater Beach's 2.5-mile shore stretches from north to south. Its white sand stretches nearly uninterrupted along the Gulf of Mexico.
The shore provides access to countless water sports -- jet-skiing, WaveRunners, parasailing, dolphin excursions and more. Arrive early to stake out a good spot. Jutting out into the gulf is Pier 60, which has a daily sunset show with live entertainment.
With dolphin-sighting cruises, mini golf, an Internet coffee house, spa and dozens of restaurants, it could take days to run out of amusements and resort to actually lying on the sand. For that beach party feel, dine al fresco at Palm Pavilion on the north end or Shephard's down south. Afterward, take a stroll along Mandalay Avenue for ice cream and souvenirs. The Clearwater Beach Visitor Information Center at Pier 60 opens at 10 a.m. daily.