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ClearwaterUnited States of America

See the cradle of Scientology, visit the famous bottlenose dolphins from Dolphin Tale and try water sports at the stunning beaches.

Clearwater is a delightful beach town with all types of water sports activities and an entertaining pier area. It is also known across the globe as the headquarters of the mysterious and controversial Church of Scientology. Sunbathe on the gorgeous beaches and learn about the notorious religion of Tom Cruise and John Travolta in this intriguing town.

Among the town’s highlights is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, which is known for rescuing injured sea creatures. See the famous bottlenose dolphins Winter and Hope from the Dolphin Tale movie. Winter has a prosthetic replacement for her tail, which was caught in a crab trap line.

Get around the town center via the Suncoast Beach Trolley. Visit the majestic building of the Church of Scientology, which the religion considers a 21st-century cathedral. Drop in at the Church of Scientology Information Center to learn more about this enigmatic belief system.

Enjoy the picturesque scenery in the region while you practice your swing at Cove Cay Golf Course. Enjoy a meal at its grill restaurant against a picturesque backdrop of the lake and the bay. Bring your kids to Congo River Golf – Clearwater for a course of miniature golf that leads through waterfalls, caves and tropical rainforests.

Take advantage of the year-round warm weather with a trip to Pier 60. Note that August is particularly wet, with afternoon storms. Watch the lightning during tempests and the sunset on a clear day. At Clearwater Beach rent Jet Skis and kayaks to take out on the water.

The town is located on the western outskirts of Tampa in the western section of central Florida. Fly to the Saint Petersburg Clearwater International Airport or the Tampa International Airport, a 30-minute drive east across Old Tampa Bay from the town. See some of Florida’s other famous nearby towns, such as Largo, St. Petersburg and Palm Harbor.

Clearwater is a haven for golfers, beachgoers and Scientologists.

Top Hotels in Clearwater

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Clearwater Central
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Clearwater Central
2.5 out of 5
21338 Us Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL
The price is CA $103 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Bright House Field and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Ruth Eckerd Hall. Coachman Park and Clearwater Marine ...

4.2/5Very Good! (955 reviews)

"Breakfast buffet very nice! Staff is wonderful! Very clean facilities! Thank you very much!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Clearwater Central
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clearwater South
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clearwater South
2.5 out of 5
5000 Lake Blvd, Clearwater, FL
The price is CA $92 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Situated in Clearwater, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Tampa Bay Grand Prix and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sawgrass Lake Park and Largo Mall. Bright House ...

4.1/5Very Good! (978 reviews)

"It was close to alot of restautants and the main strip"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clearwater South
SpringHill Suites by Marriott St. Petersburg Clearwater
SpringHill Suites by Marriott St. Petersburg Clearwater
2.5 out of 5
3485 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL
Free cancellation
The price is CA $83 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Located in Feather Sound, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Tampa Bay Grand Prix and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Tampa Bay. Derby Lane and Cove Cay Golf Club are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (601 reviews)

"The room was clean and very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott St. Petersburg Clearwater
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Clearwater

Huge Master Bedroom,600 sq. Ft,6 ml From the Beach:very Quiet
Huge Master Bedroom,600 sq. Ft,6 ml From the Beach:very Quiet
1806 Murray Ave, Clearwater, FL

Situated in Clearwater, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of The Landings Golf Club, Clearwater Country Club and Jack Russell Stadium. Dunedin Stadium ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Clearwater Master Bedroom

"It was a good experience... clean and nicely decorated. Check-in was very easy."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Huge Master Bedroom,600 sq. Ft,6 ml From the Beach:very Quiet
CP-514: Luxury Clearwater Apartment
CP-514: Luxury Clearwater Apartment
4 out of 5
101 S Old Coachman Rd, Clearwater, FL

Situated in Clearwater, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of St Petersburg College and Bright House Field. Tampa Bay and Ruth Eckerd Hall are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"We received the apt with the dishwasher full of plates/mugs/pots/silverware. The dryer machine was full of clothes too. And smelling as food when we arrived. So I think the cleaning charge is not a fair rate due these conditions."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

CP-514: Luxury Clearwater Apartment
AC-615: Clearwater Cozy Condo
AC-615: Clearwater Cozy Condo
4 out of 5
1228 S Missouri Ave, Clearwater, FL

Situated in Clearwater, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Wright Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Church of Scientology and Coachman Park. Morton ...

AC-615: Clearwater Cozy Condo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Clearwater

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4/5 - Good

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Feb 29, 2020

Overall very good disappointed Jolly Trolley didn't stop as per their schedule people were very friendly

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 18, 2020

Very friendly people, all the amenities you'd need, and access to everything was very good. Traffic was decent - no big delays or tie ups.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 16, 2020

It’s beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 9, 2020

Overall an excellent experience for what we needed. The Clearwater area was great for transportation, eating and ubering. Lots to see and do.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 3, 2020

I would stay closer to Indian Rocks if I was going to be visiting for a few days. We stayed here only because we were leaving on a flight very early in the morning the next day.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 1, 2020

Nice beach!

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