Living in Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach is the perfect vacation spot, the ideal destination for relocation, and the home to a friendly group of locals interested in coastal living, the arts, and life's finer experiences. As the winner of USA Today's 'Florida's Best Beach Town', Clearwater Beach gets a blue ribbon.
Residents are never at a loss for something to do. Throw on a sunhat and hit the Gulf of Mexico on a boating excursion adventure, where activities range from tubing, snorkeling, dolphin watching, or inshore fishing, to catching some sunrays and good conversations with other passengers. The new water rage in the Clearwater Beach area is 'stand up paddleboarding'(SUP). Participants can enjoy the wonders of the sea, and the beauty of the landscape, while getting active and strengthening their core muscles. Collecting seashells along the seashore is a down home experience for everyone in the family, and in this pristine location, an explorer will find a collection to be proud of. Clearwater Marine Aquarium specializes in rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured marine life, and is the center for learning about the distinctive local inhabitants of the sea.
For those who like to keep their surfing on the safe side, or want to avoid outdoor winter showers, Clearwater Beach offers indoor surfing on the Flow Rider. Locals gather for fun, either to watch friends show their skills, or participate themselves in a ride on the waves. To gain a new perspective of Clearwater Beach, try the parasail experience. Soar high above the Gulf of Mexico waters, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery while getting a visual layout of the area. A lively skateboard community makes its presence known at the Ross Norton Skate Park. Contests, lessons, and late night skate events keep the wheels turning for active youth.
Frenchy's Seafood Company is the go-to place to grab the fresh catch of day for a home-grilled dinner, or leave the work to the on-site chef, and relax in the waterfront atmosphere. The annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is the event to attend during the late spring. Jazz tunes floating in the air, the smell of taste treats from local eateries, artisan wine collections ready for tasting, and an impressive fireworks display to end the evening, is a big draw for locals and tourists.