Clearwater Beach is USA Today’s Best Florida Beach Town

It's official! USA Today, the most widely read newspaper in America, has named Clearwater Beach the “Best Beach Town in Florida.” Online voters confirmed what we've already known for a long time, Clearwater Beach is the best around! The readers made their voices heard loud and clear with Clearwater emerging as the "clear winner" receiving more than 25% of the nearly 30,000 votes cast. Laura Bly, the Travel Editor for USA Today recently visited our beautiful beach and reported on her findings - it's a clear choice indeed! Read her article here.

Launched in January, the online poll featured a selection of 10 Florida beach towns handpicked by well-known beach expert, Stephen P. Leatherman or “Dr. Beach.” His selections were made based on the places that best combined sand, surf and a welcoming sense of community and it's no wonder Clearwater came out on top. Located on Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast, our miles of sugar white sand beaches and tranquil turqouise waters are hard to beat.

Our beachside paradise blew the competitors out of the water as readers tweeted or voted online at USAToday.com. "We are the best beach," said Mayor George N. Cretekos. "This is exciting for all of Clearwater and really Pinellas County."

USA Today also featured a great video of street artists at Sunsets at Pier 60 - a wonderful event that takes place daily around sunset - have a look at the video here.

Come find out what makes our beach so special!