Clearwater Tourism

Clearwater is a fun beach destination. It can make for a romantic beach vacation as well as a fun weekend getaway with family and friends. It makes for the most thrilling of destinations, both on land and sea. The affability of the place lies in the fact that it offers something for each traveller and every destination. There’s casual dining, in terms of beach shacks and cafes, along with exquisite fine dine options as well. Located in Florida’s stunning west coast, this is a beautiful beach brimming with life and energy, studded with travellers and tourists of all kinds.

Clearwater was originally home to Tocobaga people. It mainly acted as the training base for the troops during World War II, which were later on sent to the Pacific. Clearwater was incorporated as a city in the year 1915, and saw its first news daily get published in the year 1914 called the Clearwater Daily.

Presently it is seeing the inception of several high rise condos and marinas. The weather in the place is known to be outstanding and temperate cool. Ranked amongst America’s most beautiful beaches, it has crystal like clear white sugar beaches, clear waters and the most engulfing and pleasing of weather.

Apart from being a popular tourist destination, it is also rich in cultural diversity. It is home to a host of galleries and museums. Clearwater can be a quite getaway as well as a fun-filled joyride. Known to have cloudless clear blue skies, with fleecy white clouds to complement the clear blues below, clearwater is the perfect weekend getaway for anyone touring Florida or nearby places. 

Essential travel information and Clearwater tips for your visit

General Info

  • Time Zone: UTC -7
  • Currency: American Dollar (USD)
  • Electricity and Internet: Standard output is 110-120V. WiFi connectivity is present almost everywhere and cellular connectivity provides 3G and 4G services.
  • Languages: Predominantly English speaking population.
  • Security: Dial 911 or emergencies.
  • Tipping: Tipping is highly appreciated everywhere on good service but is not compulsory. It is advisable to always check the weather conditions before one visits Clearwater. 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Clearwater

  • Know the pollution level of Clearwater before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30 (Low)
  • How safe is Clearwater for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Clearwater.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.19 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.13 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.06 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 26.56 (Low)
    • Drug offense 38.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.56 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 60.68 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.17 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.48 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.59 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.42 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Clearwater

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.17 USD

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