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Pier 60, Clearwater

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A fishing pier that extends more than 304.8 m (1,000 ft) into the sea, Pier 60 hosts sport-fishing enthusiasts throughout the year. The bait house on the pier carries all the tackle and gear you need for angling. An abundant collection of species swim the waters, including spotted and silver trout, Spanish mackerel, snook, snappers, redfish, tarpon, sheepshead, flounder, and jacks. Along the pier you'll find six covered pavilions and telescopes that look out over the water. The beach offers facilities and family activities. Use our Clearwater journey builder site to visit Pier 60 on your trip to Clearwater, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Pier 60 is and excellent entertainment area for family. Lots of things to do for every age. We had such a great time on Pier 60. Different vendors selling quality items. Our 4 day get away went by so ...  more »
  • We visited the pier and found a few friendly Pelicans, we were thrilled. We took selfies and had some fun. The little store is cute and I wish we had fished off the pier.  more »
  • Great place to stay. Within walking distance to beach and restaurants. Easy to get around. The hotel was very clean staff was very helpfully. The elevators where super fast  more »
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  • The beach was legendary and so well-known to not only American people but foreigners. It is absolutely one of the best beaches in the U.S. The water is clear, of course, as indicated by its famous name. The sand was soft, smooth, and bright. I really like the atmosphere here, surrounding with many people from all over the country. But somehow it was a way too crowd, so that not an ideal place for relaxation. The wave is not ideal for surfing, though, it was great for sea bathing and aquatic sports. The water was crystal clear and pure. There was nightly sunset celebration open all year round features artisans, crafters, street performers, along with many shops on the Pier. It was perfect watching sun set below the horizon with one another on the Pier. However, the parking situation was terrible, out-of-control. To get a parking spot next to the Pier 60 is like to go to a battle, you saw, you ran, you must run faster, you might be still slower than someone else, and you kept spending time finding somewhere else. I always had to drive up North as there were many vacant parking spots, yet it required 15 minutes walking back to the Pier.
  • Beautiful view, but very, very busy area. The end of the pier has an admission fee, and is only open for a few hours a day. Most of the visitors stay back behind the "admission" area, so if you do pay the fee, you don't have nearly the number of people to contend with. It's quieter down there and more places to sit and enjoy the sunset without crazy levels of noise around you. This is one of our favorite spots when we visit the area. Will definitely be back (again...and again....)
  • Looked this place up on the way to St.Pete and decided to drop in. Only $1 to go out and view a beautiful sunset. Fishermen out there until sunset so I wouldn't really considerate it romantic or a quiet spot to gaze upon it though. Pelicans and seagulls flock there as well. The boardwalk leading up to it as great as well, they have vendors that are selling really cool handmand artist crafts, I wish I was rich to buy something off of everyone's table. Super friendly people. Night "shows" as well from magicians/comedic folks as well. Recommend paying a visit to this spot.
  • Great place to watch beautiful sunsets! Great entertainment/ buskers. Great booths selling all kinds of items like jewelry, candles, night lights.
  • A little cold during sunset, but scene is wonderful. Just need 1 dollar to enjoy it.

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Where to stay in Clearwater

If you come to Clearwater to enjoy the weather and explore the beaches, choose one of the city's five-star beachfront resorts. You can also stay close to the water while on holiday by booking your stay at one of the city's "condotels," where you can have all the expected amenities of a hotel with an added bonus of your own kitchen. Alternatively, you can also choose a more affordable old-Florida style beach motel or quaint bed and breakfast, providing all the comforts of home at the fraction of the cost charged by the big-name resorts.
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