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“Great fun, sunsets, trinkets and more ....”
Review of Pier 60

Pier 60
Ranked #10 of 51 things to do in Clearwater
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We've been going to Clearwater Beach for many years and we go to Pier 60 just about every night. The biggest attraction of course is watching the sunset. Just as the sun starts to hit the horizon, everyone pretty much stops what they're doing, breaks out their cameras, and just watches the sun disappear into the Gulf. But there's more to see and do. During our week there, we saw street performers doing things with fire, gymnastics, bull whips and dancers. There are vendors selling all kinds of things - jewelry, wall art, shell art, henna tattoes, face painters, decorative items, etc. We always like to watch 2 artists - one is a glass artisan. He has his torch going and melts and works the glass into custom ordered pieces and some stock items are for sale. Another fascinating artist uses cans of spray paint to create some of the coolest pictures we've seen. Lots of tropical paintings, some cosmic, and he will custom paint something for you. Great fun to watch as uses simple tools and shapes to create these works of art. There are trampolines with bungee cords and kids were doing flips and such. Not sure what this costs, but the kids were lined up waiting to do it. There's one guy who has 2 trained parrots and for a fee, you can take pictures with the parrots as he has them do funny things. There's a pirate dressed up (looks just like Johnny Dep) who talks like a pirate should talk and poses with kids for pictures. He lets them play with his sword - safely. I think he just collects tips.Some vendors and street performers are there every night, some change. There's no cost to walk around and browse, and the performers have their tip buckets out for those who wish to tip them.The concession stand has all kinds of snacks and ice cream for sale. Bathrooms are public, free and clean, as long as you don't mind sandy floors. The Pier has vendors out about 1/2 way, then you hit the 'fishing hut'. If you want to go all the way out to the end of the pier, you have to pay - maybe 50 cents. You'll see many fishermen with their carts rolling out to the end for a night of fishing. Maybe worth doing once, as we have done, but once is enough. There is a good size playground at the pier for the kids. It's a good way to see the sunset, maybe have a few laughs, watch some talented (and some not so talented) people, people watch and just mellow out. Enjoy.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Pier 60 remins me of the Cocoa Beach Pier, but smaller. It's not particularly large and half of it is solely for fishing. A few quaint vendors set up shop along the piers. You know, jewelry and stuff. Not much from my view.

At night, they do have a variety of street performers at the pier entrance. Not my cup of tea either.

Thank Cheesesteak_Al
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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Go ahead and pay the 50cents to walk to the end of the pier. The view, especially at sunset is worth a couple bucks. The people watching is priceless!
There are a variety of street performers here. Most are very talented and interesting to watch. You'll also find typical beach artwork, shark-tooth and shell jewelry, and hair wraps for sale.
There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and there is a small concession stand with ice cream, sodas, sandwiches, etc. right next to the pier. It also has clean public restrooms and two covered playgrounds that are well equipped for smaller kids. Parking is plentiful in the area, though most of it is paid. Bring change for meters and your camera. My kids (2 and 6) wanted to come here every day of our trip. Even our friends' teenage kids enjoyed it for the performers and fishing from the pier.

1  Thank poodydoo
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

is not a very large pier and at night there are some people selling their wares, (jewellery, candles etc). good for viewing the dolphins & pelicans. not really what i expected as I thought it would be larger.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Sunset is so beautiful. Great place for kids and young teens. Coastalinspiredart has beautiful pictures. Interesting place to be. Great place to people watch!!

Thank Mept
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