Clearwater Marine AquariumAttractions » Zoos & Aquariums249 Windward Passage, 33767View siteThe Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a must see attraction for anyone visiting Clearwater. The aquarium has been open since 1972 and has been attracting visitors from around the world ever since. The most famous attraction has to be a bottlenose dolphin named Winter. Winter now has a prosthetic tail which makes the dolphin a truly unique site to see. The aquarium is also home to dozens of other animals such as sharks, sea turtles and otters. Every animal at the museum is nursing an injury, and it is a powerful way to become educated about marine life. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a must see exhibit for everyone to see. The great thing about the aquarium is the nonprofit aquarium puts the profits from ticket sales back into rescue operations.
Clearwater BeachAttractions » Sports & Outdoor ActivitiesWestern end of State Road 60Clearwater Beach is a white sand beach off U.S. Hwy. 60 in Clearwater, Florida. Considered one of the cleanest and best-maintained beaches in Florida, the soft, powdery sand is ideal for sunbathing, volleyball, and seashell hunting. Buoys and pilings in the clear blue Gulf of Mexico waters mark the safe swimming areas and lifeguards are on duty from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Facilities at Clearwater Beach include restrooms and showers, showers, concessions, bicycle rentals, and umbrella rentals. Metered parking, which costs from $1.50 per hour to $2.00 per hour, is available at beach parking lots. Pier 60, the fishing pier, has fishing gear rental and live bait for sale. In the evenings, Pier 60 hosts Sunset at Pier 60 with free entertainment including street performers and live music from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Pier 60Attractions » Parks & NatureMemorial CausewayView site Pier 60 in Clearwater, Florida is a fun place to go in the hot summer months or when the weather gets cooler. The attraction features artists, crafters and many more vendors who display their talents for everyone to see and purchase. The sunset is amazing as people walk along the pier until late at night. The attraction is free, but the hours are limited at certain times of the year. Pier 60 opened to the public in 1994. It is open every day, weather permitting. Movies are shown at one area of the pier, and there are musicians at another location. Several festivals take place during the year that families can enjoy together. The pier is located near the Clearwater Memorial Causeway.