Clearwater Beach Excursion
Clearwater Beach is a resort and residential area on the Florida coast. Differs white sandy beaches with a length of 4 km. In January 2013, he was awarded the title of the best beach city in Florida according to a USA Today reader poll.
In February 2018, it was named the best beach in the United States and the seventh best in the world on TripAdvisor.
In the early 1800s, the Indians migrated to Clearwater from Georgia and the Caroline. Clearwater, like many other cities in Central Florida, relied on agriculture as a means of survival. Tourism has not consolidated here until the end of the 1800s.
Clearwater became the first community in the country to expand women's suffrage. In 1927, the memorial dam was opened, which connected the city center with the beach and replaced the old wooden bridge.
By the 1950s, a complex of marine and tourist services was developing: souvenir shops, restaurants, a post office, a hairdresser and fishing. Business in the early 60s depended on good weather and tourism. As in principle, and everywhere where the beach type of rest prevails.
By the beginning of the XXI century, an unpleasant moment had happened - the nesting seabirds, which had once been part of the beach, had disappeared.
The study showed that dogs are bad for the beach: birds are afraid of them and leave their nests. The government has attended to solving the problem and is trying to limit the passage of animals to the beach.
What to look at
- Clearwater marine aquarium
The complex is fully dedicated to the rescue of sick and wounded marine animals. It opened in 1972 and became the scene of the popular Dolphin Story film, in which two dolphins starred with several other aquarium inhabitants. Both dolphins are still here and swim in their large pool.
After treatment and rehabilitation of dolphins, rays, pelicans and turtles - they are released into the environment.
- Moccasin Lake Nature Park
A beautiful, undisturbed place for families, honed to spend the day in nature.
The park extends over more than 50 acres of forest full of wild animals: birds of prey, peacocks and bald eagles. The cypress trail takes you to a cliff overlooking a large lake. In the center of the park for children, events are held: a visit to the butterfly garden, a water tower with a bunch of solar panels and an aviary with animals.
- Pier 60
This 1080ft fishing pier is a recreation park and has a fully equipped home for fishermen, where there are all kinds of fishing gear and bait. Here you can catch Spanish mackerel, silver and spotted trout, perch, flounder and many other types of fish. As the sunset approaches, Pier 60 turns into a festival with musicians and street performers, tourists and locals.
- Cafe ponte
The elegant restaurant, where chef Chris Ponte offers a new American cuisine with hints of French, Italian and Asian influences, creating an interesting and unexpected combination of flavors and ingredients. As an example - ribs with pure Moroccan carrots, fried onions, sesame, almond oil emulsion and cilantro.
For real gourmets, the chef offers a tasting menu. An extensive wine list perfectly complements the menu, and in the Funky Zig-Zag bar you can order interesting cocktails and drinks.
- Sea Dog Brewing Company
The guests of the pub have a spacious open terrace where you can spend the evening under the stars. The extensive menu offers a classic selection of drinks with several extras such as fajitas, giant burgers and black shrimp on skewers.
- Down South Kite & Paddle
Experience kiteboard - a new sport that combines n arusny sports, surfing and wakeboarding. After a short introductory lesson, take a 2-hour tour of the waterways, filled with dense mangroves, inhabited by osprey, pelicans, all sorts of other birds and a lot of fish.
- Encounters with Dolphins
A 3.5-hour tour of the Clearwater harbor aboard an excursion boat. During the trip, you will stop for half an hour near the island of Compass Island, where you can collect shells or swim. If you are lucky, you will see manatees and some birds: herons, ibis, spoonbills, cormorants, storks and pelicans.
- Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail
Cycling and hiking route connecting a number of neighborhoods and 20 parks. The route offers a walk in nature, have a picnic, go fishing or just relax. This place is becoming more and more popular every year.
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