Despite being overdeveloped and lined with cookie-making beach cakes, Clearwater Beach attracts visitors because of incredible white sand beaches, a large fishing fleet, and it's near Tampa and Skt. Petersburg. It is also a prime area for kayaking, shelling, biking and sunset on the beach – which almost sums up the locals & # 39; tourist attractions. & # 39; Unless you count beach volleyball on Clearwater Beach, which is pretty darn good too.
This northernmost barrier island is located about 22 miles north of St Pete Beach and 2 miles west of downtown Clearwater (a separate mainland town) over Memorial Causeway (Hwy 60). From here, the road is south S Gulfview Blvd and north is Mandalay Ave, Clearwater's main feature. Pier 60 is just off the roundabout where these three roads meet. From Skt. Petersburg it is approx. a 1/2 hour drive or a 1 1/2 hour bus ride. Although crowded, the extent of the island is humane (only 3.5 miles long) and is easy to get around.
– Pinellas Trail
This 47 km paved bike path, built on the abandoned CSX railway bed, runs from Skt. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. So far, it is the longest urban track in the country. It is also very smooth – smooth enough for roller skates or roller skates as well as bicycles. There are plenty of stops along the way with cafes, pubs, bike shops, skate shops and fast food places. As it is on the route of the old railway, the corridor cuts through widely burnt terrain: sometimes you are in the center, sometimes along waterways, sometimes among orange groves and sometimes you drive practically through the backyard of the people.
From the Clearwater Beach International Youth Hotel, which rents bikes, head across the freeway and head north on Fort Harrison Ave and east on Jones St for about three blocks. You will pick up the southern end of the Clearwater Trail to Tarpon Springs. It is 20 km from Jones St to Tarpon Ave.