Destination guide

Fun at Clearwater Beach vacation home rentals

Beach days ahoy at Florida's Clearwater Beach, a year-round vacation spot that promises travelers pristine stretches of sand, crystal-clear waters and a vibrant, small-town atmosphere. Finding your perfect spot on the beach won't prove too tricky but there's a host of activities and adventure on the menu too, with strolls along the plush Beach Walk, sightseeing cruises and visits to Clearwater Marine Aquarium all helping families and friends make memories. Make even more by opting for a stay in a Clearwater Beach vacation rental, many of which offer an idyllic base just steps from the sand.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Clearwater Beach vacation rentals

If you're traveling with kids, a trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to Dolphin Tale's Winter the Dolphin, as well as Kemp's Ridley sea turtles and river otters, is a must, with parents able to score even more brownie points by using the Jolley Trolley to get there. For those seeking a culture fix, downtown Clearwater's Cleveland Street District, with its unique shopping and dining and walkable urban setting, serves up exactly that. As night falls, the Capitol Theatre, one of Florida's oldest functioning theaters, takes center stage with everything from musicals to comedy acts on the bill.

Activities

Things to do near your Clearwater Beach summer rental

Many travelers can be seen kicking off their days in Clearwater Beach with a stroll along the Beach Walk, a multimillion-dollar development which counts a broad promenade, public artwork and live entertainment among its highlights. Take lunch at one of the waterfront dining spots or enjoy a picnic on the sugar-sand beach before heading off on a dolphin watching cruise from Clearwater Harbor. Departing daily, these cruises are a blissful way to spend the afternoon. Before heading back to your rental, the nightly craft and entertainment festival at Pier 60 offers the perfect close to the day.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities near Clearwater Beach vacation homes

Clearwater Beach offers a range of outdoor activities on land and sea. Vacation rentals put you within reach of activities like boating and fishing in the gulf or waterways, swimming and snorkeling, dolphin watching, surfing, kayaking, and canoeing. You can also hike or bike in the vast natural spaces and wildlife areas, or take in a few rounds of golf on one of the immaculate, sunny courses.

Weather

Best time to travel to Clearwater Beach vacation homes

There's little better than spending the summer months enjoying a Gulf Coast getaway. Like the rest of Florida, Clearwater Beach benefits from seemingly endless sunny days and temperatures in the high 80s for much of July, August and September. That said, visitor activities are available for much of the year, so there's never really a bad time to hook yourself up with a Clearwater Beach vacation rental. Cooler water over the winter months may mean that swimming is off the menu, but still warm temperatures and year-round sunshine mean that sunbathing is most definitely not.

Natural features

Discover an island paradise near Clearwater Beach

For many travelers staying in Clearwater Beach vacation rentals, a trip to Caladesi Island earns a firm spot on their itinerary. Options to get there include a 3-mile walk from Clearwater Beach, a jaunt in a kayak along Dunedin Causeway or a ferry ride from Honeymoon Island State Park. Once you've arrived, expect to find the unspoiled surroundings offering a memorable backdrop for your adventures. Relaxing on the white-sand beach is certainly a popular pastime but those with a little more get up and go will find meandering hiking trails, beachcombing and wildlife watching are all part of the deal.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Clearwater Beach

The nearest airport is in St. Petersburg, FL (PIE-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl.), located 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 17.6 mi (28.4 km) away.

Food and drink

Delicacies in Clearwater Beach

The Gulf of Mexico is home to delicious seafood, which forms the foundation of Clearwater Beach’s cuisine. Grouper, one of the most popular fish options, is a Clearwater specialty, though a variety of other fish and shellfish find their way into local recipes in restaurants near vacation rentals. The local cuisine is celebrated in various food festivals, such as Frenchy’s Stone Crab Festival and Cooters Annual Crab Fest.

Can I find a vacation rental around Clearwater Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 931 vacation rentals near Clearwater Beach. From 227 Houses to 553 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Clearwater Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Clearwater Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Clearwater Beach:

  • Pass-a-grille: 1,622 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Beach: 1,154 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 445 vacation rentals
  • Isla del Sol: 237 vacation rentals
  • Sand Key: 921 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Clearwater Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Clearwater Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium: 6,934 vacation rentals
  • Captain Blighs Landing: 7,095 vacation rentals
  • Clearwater Municipal Marina: 6,842 vacation rentals
  • Clearwater Beach Jet Ski Guided Tours: 6,875 vacation rentals
  • John's Pass Village & Boardwalk: 7,954 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Clearwater Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Clearwater Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 227 Houses in Clearwater Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Clearwater Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 553 rentals available
  • Cottages: 40 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Clearwater Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 754 vacation rentals with pool available in Clearwater Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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