Visit Clearwater - Best of Clearwater

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. 

Clearwater Travel Tips

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. 

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Clearwater Tours for you

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

  • Calypso Queen Tropical Party Buffet Cruise
    Calypso Queen Tropical Party Buffet Cruise 16 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Thiscasual cruiseoffers you breathtaking sunsets views while cruising the calm & tranquil waters of Clearwater, Florida! ...

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  • Save 7% Day trip to Walt Disney World from Clearwater Beach
    Day trip to Walt Disney World from Clearwater Beach New on TripHobo

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    Relax and enjoy the comfortable ride while your professional and uniformed chauffeur brings you to Walt Disney World! You wil...

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  • Clearwater Inshore Fishing Charter
    Clearwater Inshore Fishing Charter New on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Experience and explore backwaters of Clearwater Beach and Caladesi Island State Park. Always a short distant and boat ride to...

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  • Holiday Inshore Fishing Charter
    Holiday Inshore Fishing Charter New on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    Experience and explore backwaters of Clearwater Beach and Caladesi Island State Park. Always a short distant and boat ride to...

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Facts and Stats for Clearwater*

  • Pollution Statistics in Clearwater

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

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • Clearwater: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Clearwater for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Clearwater.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.09 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34.09 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.55 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 36.36 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.18 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.27 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Clearwater - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Clearwater is 207.04 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 68.18 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.17 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.71 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.18 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.71 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 112.51 (Very High)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Clearwater

    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 10.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.83 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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