Clearwater Marine Aquarium
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is a renown marine life center whose focus is on preserving the marine life and environment through leadership in Education, Research, Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release. Learn more and plan your visit here!
Clearwater Municipal Marina on Clearwater Beach is a hub of activity with its slips for transient boaters and conveniences such as stores, restaurants and bait shop. Transient dockage is also available in downtown Clearwater at Coachman Park.
Visitors can choose their favorite boating experience: jet skiing, sailing, parasailing, speedboating, fishing boat tours, hands-on marine life adventures, to dining and dancing. Sail away on a three masted schooner, take an exhilarating ride on one of the world's largest speedboats, cruise on a pirate ship, look for dolphins on one of the many cruises or kayak through bay islands looking for herons and other wildlife.
Enjoy a walk without getting sand in your shoes on Beach Walk, a lushly landscaped winding promenade bordered by white powdery sand and views of the Gulf on one side and resorts on the other, complete with entertainment and artwork. A great place to rent scooters, segways and other fun rides.
Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival starting two hours before sunset until two hours after, is the place where people of all ages mingle and see street performers, hear musicians entertain and witness local artisans sell handmade treasures. Every Saturday and Sunday at dusk people gather under the stars for the free Sunset Cinema. Pier 60 Park has a favorite covered children's playground, with two age appropriate play areas.
Clearwater is home to the Clearwater Yacht Club featuring a full calendar of events including regattas and slips to dock your boat along with the usual yacht club amenities.
Did you know that the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay abound with more than 300 varieties of fish including tarpon, grouper, snapper, trout, snook, red fish, kingfish, shark, sailfish and mackerel?
Known as a great fishing destination, fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines from Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach. Here you can find bait and all the fishing equipment, snacks and beverages you need to reel in "the big one." (Open 24 hours a day, 364 days a year closed on Christmas.)
The Clearwater Community Sailing Center is a place to learn and play. Group and individual lessons are offered. Rentals of prams, kayaks, sunfish, Hobie Waves & Getaways, paddleboards and more are available.Also, it is the site of filming for the 2016 documentary movie Racing to Rio about the positive impact that sailing makes on the disabled and challenged community. Stars include Brad Kendell, Clearwater Paralympic sailor en route to Rio 2016 and Jen French, Paralympic medalist in 2008 and 2012
Choices abound for rentals of paddle and stand up boards, snorkeling and scuba gear and personal watercraft and larger. Based on your skills and knowledge, you can captain your own vessel or ride the waves as a passenger.
Nearby John's Pass Historic Fishing Village and Boardwalk is a destination with shops, restaurants, entertainment and Hubbard's Marina offering fishing charters, cruises and boat rentals.
There are over ten artificial inshore and offshore reefs along the coast, grab your gear and explore. Discover the former Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn, several tugboats (one is 100 years old), a shrimp boat, World War II tanks and more. Snorkeling reefs are located closer to shore.