Clearwater Beach was named the best beach in the United States in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Traveler’s Choice Awards.
Being the best beach isn’t anything new for Clearwater. The beach was also ranked #1 on TripAdvisor’s list in 2016.
In 2015, Clearwater Beach was the only beach from the U.S. to be ranked in the World’s Top 25 Beaches category on TripAdvisor.
The beach was also named in the Top 10 Best Family Beach in 2018 according to a recent article.
#Clearwater Beach has just been named in the top "10 Best Family Beaches for 2018" by @FamilyVacation! ☀️🌴💕 From our soft white sugar sand to being home to @WinterDolphin, check out why here 👉 https://t.co/K49Ejk9HYe #LiveAmplified pic.twitter.com/Ev4bUqg1TF
— St. Pete/Clearwater (@VSPC) March 1, 2018
Clearwater Beach is known for its white sand and sparkling water. The beach is about 2.5 miles long of never-ending beach activities, such as jet skiing and beach volleyball.
Florida locals are not surprised the beach was ranked so high.
“Clearwater being the No. 1 beach doesn’t really surprise me at all,” Amanda Carlton said. “There’s a bunch of people here and everybody loves it.”
Carlton moved to Tampa five years ago. She was born and raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Clearwater Beach was the first beach she discovered in the area.
In the middle of the beach there is Pier 60, where people can get great views.
Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach pic.twitter.com/nL5YAvg3Si
— Kirsten Mucha (@kirstenmucha) February 18, 2018
The beach is perfect for any occasion and any group of people. There is a playground to entertain children, and live music and local vendors for adults.
“I definitely think this beach is very energetic.” Carlton said. “There are so many activities for you to do. You got the pier, you got beach volleyball, jet skiing, there’s music and games, and all of that going on at all times.”
Clearwater’s west coast location makes it a perfect spot to watch the famous Florida sunset on a nightly basis. Whether it’s cloudy or not, there’s always a great view.
— Fun In Fairfax (@FunInFairfax) February 27, 2018
Tonight’s sunset views courtesy of Clearwater Beach. pic.twitter.com/IuyzP4qfa1
— Courtney Welch (@CourtneyLWelch) February 15, 2018
Clearwater Beach isn’t just ocean and sand. It is a must-see beach town, full of culture from the Tampa Bay Area.
“If you are visiting for the first time this is a great tourist attraction,” Carlton said.