Clearwater Beach On the Sand

TripAdvisor's #1 Best Beach in America

Clearwater has received numerous awards and honors over the years but none have been as prestigious as TripAdvisors’ Reader’s Choice Awards. In 2018 and 2019, Clearwater was named the #1 Best Beach in America. In 2020, our destination was named the #5th Best Beach in America.

Clearwater has 3 major public beaches – Sand Key County Park located across the bridge south of the island of Clearwater Beach, bustling South Beach situated along Beach Walk and located in and around Pier 60 and finally North Beach. The Palm Pavilion Inn is located on North Beach, a quieter stretch of sand. If staying with us, you can avoid parking meter fees. As a reminder, we also do not charge a catchall resort fee – our parking lot is free to our inn guests.

Many of our guests enjoy starting their day by walking or running or shell hunting along the 3 miles of shoreline. Those who prefer to ease into their day can grab a cup of coffee and sit at our street-side cafe tables and check emails or read the latest online news.

After breakfast – an easy walk down the beach to any one of a number of restaurants – guests return to gather up their beach gear to spend the day on our beautiful white sand beach. The inn is happy to provide complimentary beach/pool towels and complimentary use of beach toys for the children. If you’ve forgotten any beach essentials, The Palm Shoppe can assist you with suntan lotion, hats, snacks, beverages and to-go food. 

In front of the Palm Pavilion are our beach umbrella or cabana rentals – available daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, weather permitting, for two-hours or all day. Just make yourself comfortable and a member of our staff will stop by to do the paperwork.  Pricing is $15 for two hours and $22 for all day.

End your day with dinner, drinks and a sunset at the Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar. Or bring your camera, gather at water’s edge and grab a photo or two as the sun slowly sets over the Gulf of Mexico. Alternately walk down to enjoy Sunsets at Pier 60 with entertainment by buskers and craft vendors or Sunset Cinema with movies on Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting.

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