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“Hard to get on and off”
Review of Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach
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$80.00*
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Clearwater Beach Pier 60 Tour
Ranked #1 of 80 things to do in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: With hundreds of things to do on Clearwater Beach, the main attraction is still pretty much its near-perfect beach (USA Today readers voted Clearwater Beach "Best Beach Town in Florida" in 2013). Beautiful white sand and clear, shallow water make this beach an ideal playground for families.
Reston, Virginia
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Hard to get on and off”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Loved all the beach umbrellas and cabanas for rent. get yours early, pay the all day fee, and it will be reserved for you all day if you just leave your towel there. Traffic onto the area is terrible all weekend, you would not want to 'run over' to the mainland. Also, there are no decent movie theaters in the area, for a rainy day.
If you visit the Clearwater marine Aquarium to see the rescued sea animals, make sure to eat at the tiny Island Way Cafe (NOT GRILL) nearby. Best pulled pork and fish tacos, breakfasts.

Visited March 2014
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Milford, Connecticut
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“Nice beach”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Whatever others said about the beauty of the beach its true. The sand is as soft as cotton and as beautiful white in color. The beech was very crowded and parking was VERY difficult. It took us 1.5 hours to travel the last 8 miles to the beech, the traffic gets so bad and we ended up paying $40 for a 4 hr parking. Don't visit on a busy weekend (that's most of March). Sunset was the best one I ever saw. The sunset and the sand made us forget the pain of traffic and parking. Will certainly want to visit again.
Also, food options are limited.

Visited March 2014
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Windsor, PA
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Hotel on the Beach”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Each hotel has a small portion of the beach, but large enough for me. We had lounge chairs, a small table, an umbrella & enough beach for me to wiggle my toes in.

Visited February 2014
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Mississauga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Lots of fun!”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Clearwater Beach is amazing. There is something for everyone, young and old. We visited during March Break 2014. It was calmer during the weekdays, and very busy on weekends. There are restaurants ranging from fine dining to fast food such as McDonald's. The nice hotels seem to sell out fast, but there are always rooms available at the smaller motels if you show up without a reservation. Parking is difficult to find, especially if you get there after 11am on a weekend. Be sure to visit the Pier after sunset, for free live entertainment and many craft vendors. You will likely find unique souvenirs.

Visited March 2014
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New Hamburg, Canada
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“Still a great beach!!”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Amazing sand and sunsets.... lots of things to see and do... Clean beach. One of my favourite places I have traveled to!

Visited March 2014
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