Sparkling Clearwater Beach - Located on Florida's west coast on the Gulf of Mexico has been rated among the most beautiful beaches in the world! Ranked #2 in Conde Naste Traveler, Clearwater has miles of white, pristine sand and gentle warm surf. It is connected to state park beaches in the north and south - Caladesi Island to the north with a nature preserve and Sand Key to the south. Both beaches have natural vegetation, abundant bird life, and are perfect for swimming, picnicking, boating and shelling.
The beautifully landscaped Memorial Causeway connects Clearwater Beach to the city of Clearwater via the new 70' high fixed span bridge. This is a major sailing community that offers deep navigable waters and easy gulf access, excellent fishing and water sports, such as jet skiing, parasailing and water skiing. The county has 42 golf courses, several within 5 minutes of the beach. There are 10 excellent hospitals within 10 to 30 minutes and good public and private schools and universities. The Performing Arts Center is 20 minutes from the beach. There are many fine five-star restaurants, casual dining establishments, Hyde Park and Channelside shopping districts, and the fabulous desigers at International Plaza with over 200 shops, fine restaurants and boutiques. Clearwater has two major malls, and Saks Fifth Avenue is located in Tampa, only 30 minutes away near the Hyde Park shopping district, Channelside Shops at the port of Tampa, and the fabulous International Plaza with over 200 shops fine restaurants and boutiques. Disney World, Sea World and Epcot Center are 90 minutes away, and Busch Gardens is only a 45-minute drive.