Information & Facts
With 44 golf courses in the area and 2.5 miles (4km) of
coastline, there are plenty of leisure activities and watersports
for holiday visitors to enjoy in Clearwater. From Jetskis and
parasailing to boat tours, diving, fishing and sailing charters,
visitors are guaranteed to spend countless hours in the Gulf's warm
waters. Pirate ship cruises aboard the 70-foot (21m) three-tiered
Pirate's Ransomis a must for anyone up for a swashbuckling
good time. The Jolley Trolley is a great way to visit some of the
surrounding attractions, such as Sand Key and the Clearwater Marine
Aquarium. Pier60 is known as the central hub of Clearwater Beach
featuring a playground for children and hosting one of the most
famous nightly events, 'Sunsets at Pier 60', where visitors can
partake in live entertainment with street performers.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Clearwater beach has become quite overdeveloped in recent years.
The beach also gets very busy on weekends and it's advisable to
secure a spot on the sand early in the day.
Watching the sunset while sipping on a cocktail at one of
Clearwater's many beach bars is a favourite way to ease into the
night while on holiday. Once the stars come out Clearwater comes to
life with many bars, nightclubs and comedy clubs proving to be the
most popular nocturnal activities. For those who like to dress to
impress and get down and boogy, a night out at Bricktown 54,
Clearwater's very own 70s and 80s disco club, is a must. Shepherd's
Beach Resort is party central with the bright and very noisy Wave
Club on the first floor of the hotel. Located just outside the
hotel on the soft sandy beach is the Tiki Bar where live bands
perform almost every night.
Clearwater Beach has a wide variety of restaurants to enjoy
while on holiday and that cater to any taste, especially for
seafood lovers. Frenchy's consists of three restaurants, each with
its own unique charm and signature dishes including the Saltwater
Café which serves the ocean's freshest fish and the tastiest Stone
Crabs in Clearwater, the Rockaway Grill offers mouth-watering
steaks and the Original Frenchy's Café provides a wonderful variety
of foods for the more indecisive diner. Boasting the best location
to watch the sun dip below the horizon, Jimmy's Fish House and
Iguana Bar offer a more relaxed and fun atmosphere with live
entertainment nightly, making it a fantastic spot for a slightly
more casual yet upbeat dining experience.
Arguably one of the most unique and exciting places to do a spot
of shopping while on holiday in Clearwater Beach is during 'Sunsets
at Pier 60' where homemade art and crafts items created by local
artisans such as jewellery, candles, puka shell necklaces, shark's
teeth and other exotic souvenirs and gifts are on display. Along
Mandalay Avenue, countless T-shirt stores flog everything from
suntan lotion to boogie boards. Clearwater Beach offers plenty of
shopping malls, specialty shops, boutiques, clothing stores and
much more on offer to fulfil every shopaholic's last craving.