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In Clearwater itself, residential areas are a buffer between the commercial zone that centers on U.S. 19 and the beach, which is moderately quiet during winter but buzzing with life during spring break and in summer. There's a quaint downtown area on the mainland, just east of the beach. You’ll find a nightly sunset celebration on the beach and tons of options for dining and entertainment.
Among this area’s celebrity residents is Winter, the young dolphin who was fitted with a prosthetic tail and depicted in the 2011 film Dolphin Tale. She’s helping to put this place and its renowned beaches on the map.
If you’re up for a day trip, you have two good options if you head north on U.S. 19. One is Dunedin, a Scottish settlement that’s packed with cute shops, restaurants, and craft beer bars. You’ll find some gorgeous beaches to the west.
Situated along the peaceful Nature Coast, this area is the low-key getaway spot in one of the most pristine and beautiful areas in the state...
A little more than an hour north of Clearwater, you’ll come upon this small and friendly hub for water lovers. Along with a phenomenal manatee...