No trip to Clearwater would be complete without immersing yourself in the delights of Pier 60.

This 1,080-foot pier stretches into the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a favored spot among anglers, but you don’t need a fishing pole to enjoy it.

A stroll onto Pier 60 will give you sweeping views of beautiful blue water, sparkling white shores, pelicans, and dolphins.

Shop for arts and crafts from local vendors, catch the Sunset Celebration with acrobats, street performers, and firebreathers, or slip into the waters beneath the pier for a cooling swim.

There’s plenty to enjoy at this iconic Clearwater Beach attraction.



beach scene at Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach FL

Where Is Pier 60?

Pier 60 is located right in the center of Clearwater Beach at the west end of Causeway Boulevard.


The pier is open from 6 am to 9 pm daily. The Sunset Celebration starts two hours before sunset and lasts for four hours.

Parking Near Pier 60

There is a parking lot right at Pier 60, but there are also additional parking areas nearby.

There are about 400 street parking spaces. If they are full, try the Clearwater Beach Municipal Marina.

If you’d like to leave your car in the shade, park at the Hyatt Regency.

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things to do in Clearwater  Beach Pier 60

Things To Do At Pier 60

Go Fishing!

Anglers love year-round fishing at Pier 60. Grab your gear or rent everything you need from the bait shop.

Purchase your fishing pass here, pick up live or frozen bait, and choose your spot on the final third of the pier. 

Fishing here is wonderful in the morning or at night. Thanks to the underwater lights, you can see what’s snooping around your hook.

Snook, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Seatrout, Bluefish, Grouper, and Whiting are common catches at the pier.

Soak In The Views And Spot Wildlife

Walk along the pier and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf and sparkling shore.

Crane your neck over the water to see fish darting below. You might even spot dolphins and manatees.

Use the coin-operated telescopes for closer views of the sea creatures.

Enjoy The Sunset Celebration

Catch fire breathers, musicians, dancers, artisans creating glass sculptures, and painters in action during Clearwater’s four-hour-long Sunset Celebration. (It starts two hours before sunset.)

Enjoy live music from various buskers and snap photos with favorite characters such as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Then, nab some festival food and watch the sun vanish behind the horizon in a gorgeous display of color.

Fireworks add a rousing finish.

Shop For Souvenirs

Shopping during the Sunset Celebration is a great way to nab amazing souvenirs and artwork.

However, there are tons of boutiques and shops surrounding the pier which you can peruse at any time of day.


If the heat and sun are sapping your energy, it’s time for a refreshing plunge into the shady space beneath the pier. See how far out you can swim!

Alternatively, try your hand at kayaking, paddleboarding, and surfing.

Slide Down The Hippo

Want to win the “Most Popular Parent Award”? Have your kids slide down an enormous multi-lane waterslide known affectionately as “The Hippo.”

Dine On Delicious Fare

Swimming and shopping are hungry work, so once your bellies start rumbling, head to any number of nearby restaurants in Clearwater Beach.

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill is one of the most famous. Try their grouper sandwich and enjoy the beach views.

Clear Sky Café is ideal for pasta, sushi, and crab hushpuppies, while Crabby’s Dockside offers great seafood.

Treat yourself to a romantic dinner at the luxurious Caretta on the Gulf in the Sandpearl Resort or Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber.

Check Out The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

If you visit Clearwater Beach in the spring, count yourself lucky because the sands around Pier 60 transform into mind-blowing sculptures.

Live music, fireworks, play areas, and sand-sculpting classes round out the fun.



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Top Tours in Clearwater FL 

Little Toot Dolphin Adventure (Clearwater’s Best Dolphin Tour)

Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour (Affordable Dolphin Tour Option)

Sunset Cruise From Clearwater (Relaxing Sunset Cruise from Clearwater)

Clearwater Encounters With Dolphins Tour (Fantastic Boat Ride & Dolphins Tour)

Clearwater Evening Yacht Cruise (Evening Cruise With Optional Dining)

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Sandpearl Resort Private Beach(4-star luxury beach resort)

Pelican Pointe Hotel – (Top-rated budget hotel)

AC Hotel by Marriott – (Cozy mid-range hotel)

Belleview Inn – (Fabulous luxury hotel)

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