Best Beach Town: Beating out nine other popular Florida beach destinations, Clearwater Beach was named "Best Beach Town" in January 2013 by the most widely read newspaper in America, USA Today. Lauded for its gorgeous white sand and sparkling waters, not to mention beachside fun for all ages, from kid-friendly water sports and cruises to dining and dancing hot spots. Clearwater Beach has also been named "Best for Family Fun" by Fodor's in 2011.
This beach has it all: white sand, sparkling waters, marinas, bathhouse, boat ramp, full-time lifeguards, playground, showers, attractions, nightlife, restaurants, and accommodations ranging from high-end resorts to old fashioned mom-and-pop motels. Pier 60 is where anglers can cast lines 24/7. Just south of Pier 60, the newly-opened BeachWalk pedestrian thoroughfare winds its way southward.