Experiences

A young boy dashes into the surf on Clearwater Beach.

Experiences

Conveniently Close to Clearwater’s Top Attractions & Activities

A Gulf Coast playground with something for all ages and interests

Nestled in a prime waterfront location, Opal Sol offers all the essentials of a tranquil retreat, as well as the options to embark on a nearby adventure to Clearwater’s best attractions and activities. Explore Pier 60, pamper yourself with a spa session, visit local art museums, or soak up the sun at one of our three pools. Whatever your passion or your pace, this is your paradise.

Activities

Hinging around pedestrian-friendly beach boardwalk with easy access to restaurants, marinas, and one of the most legendary sunsets on the Gulf, Clearwater Beach is a lively coastal city offering a captivating blend of adventure and culture.

Jet ski tour in Clearwater, Florida.

Get on The Gulf

Although “America’s Best Beach” deserves its accolades, being on the water – not just beside it – is an equally captivating to-do in Clearwater. And there’s so many ways to get on the waves, everything from jet ski rentals and fishing charters to schooner tours and floating tiki bar cruises.

An aerial view of Caledesi Island, north of Clearwater.

Explore Caladesi Island 

Located on the northern tip of Clearwater Beach, Caledesi Island is only reachable by boat, but the extra effort to reach this 600-acre undeveloped barrier island is more than worth it. Home to enormous live oaks, tropical mangroves, and an unspoiled stretch of beach rated among the best in the nation, it’s an untouched paradise offering a unique glimpsed into one of few remaining natural islands along Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Sunset on Pier 60 in Clearwater.

Celebrate Sunset by the Sands

For more than 25 years, the nightly sunset celebrations at Pier 60 have provided a playground for the arts and busking community to showcase their talents. Watch the pier transform into an evolving expression of arts and culture while experiencing the magic on the ground and in the sky. Enjoy this year-round, weather permitting event, operating two hours before and two hours after sunset every evening.

A kid-friendly boat tour in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Boat Tours That Make a Splash with Kids

While there are family-friendly boat tours galore – including Little Toot Dolphin Tours and Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruises – one of the most unique may just be Mega Bite Tours. That’s because of the one-of-a-kind 40-foot boat is designed to resemble that of a shark with big nasty teeth. You’ll feel like you’re stalking Clearwater’s calm waterways as you search for frolicking dolphins.

fishing in Clearwater Beach

Have an Angling Adventure

Whether you’re casting your line from its famous pier, chartering a boat for deep-sea excursions, or opting for inshore fishing adventures, the options are as varied as the species you can catch. With experienced guides and a year-round fishing season, it’s no wonder Clearwater is a top destination for both novice and seasoned anglers looking for their next big catch.

Sugar & Sand Festival in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

The Number 1 Sand Sculpting Festival in Florida

For two weeks each April, Clearwater pays tribute to the feature that has brought it renown: its sugar sand beach. Sugar & Sand Festival is a beach-wide celebration headlined by The Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit, a 21,000-square-foot tent filled with sculpted sand art crafted by world-class sculptors. If the sand art inspires you, sit in on one of the sand sculpting classes, speed sand demonstrations, or the master sand sculpting competition.

A family looks at dolphins at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Marvel at Marine Life

Clearwater Marine Aquarium may be the best-known place to get up-close and personal with dolphins, sea turtles, otters, pelicans, sharks, and more. But don’t forget that you can see local wildlife in their natural habitat, too, thanks to eco-tours like Sea Life Safari Nature Cruises and The Dolphin Exploration Tour.

An individual simulates the experience of flying a plane.

Pretend to Pilot a Plane

Unlike most simulation centers, SimCenter Tampa Bay, located in Clearwater, is open to not just racers, pilots, and other professionals, but the public. That means families can try the venue’s seven real-size simulators, which include a Boeing 737 jetliner, an F-16, and an F-35 fighter jet, plus two full-motion Formula 1 race car simulators, no experience needed!

The entrance to Pier 60.

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Our One-Day Itinerary to the Best of Clearwater Beach’s Pier 60

Sunset celebrations, shops, activities, dining – the list of things to do on and around the 1,000-foot Pier 60 is so seemingly endless, it can be difficult to distill into one day. So consider this your ultimate, hour-by-hour guide to spending the perfect day at this favorite hot spot.

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