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Population:                  108,787            

 

Elevation:                    50 feet above sea level

 

Land Area:                   25.3 miles

 

Location:                     Clearwater  is conveniently located just a few miles west of Tampa and north of St. Petersburg.  It is easily accessible from major Interstate roadways from both Midwestern Florida (I-75) as well as the East (I-95).  In addition, Clearwater is easily accessible from major Interstates serving the Midwestern Florida (I-75) and Northeast (I-95) corridors, as well as Orlando (I-4).

 

 

Time Zone:                  Clearwater is in the Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Clearwater, its 11am in Chicago and 9am in Los Angeles.  It observes Daylight Savings Time from April until October

 

 

Weather:         

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average temp. (°F)

61.2

62.6

67.1

71.5

77.4

81.5

82.7

82.8

81.4

75.6

69.2

63.2

High temperature (°F)

70.7

72.1

76.5

80.9

86.5

89.6

90.6

90.7

89.4

84.3

78.2

72.6

Low temperature (°F)

51.7

53.1

57.7

62.0

68.3

73.4

74.7

74.8

73.4

66.8

60.0

53.8

Precipitation (in)

2.8

2.9

3.4

1.9

2.9

5.8

6.8

8.2

7.1

2.9

2.1

2.7

 

Climate:

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Days with precip.

7

7

7

5

6

12

16

16

13

7

5

6

Wind speed (mph)

8.6

9.1

9.4

9.2

8.6

7.9

7.1

6.9

7.6

8.3

8.2

8.3

Morning humidity (%)

87

86

87

86

85

86

87

90

91

89

88

88

Afternoon humidity (%)

60

57

55

52

53

60

64

65

63

58

58

60

Sunshine (%)

63

65

71

75

75

67

62

61

61

65

64

61

Days clear of clouds

10

9

11

11

11

6

3

3

5

11

12

10

Partly cloudy days

10

9

10

11

13

14

16

17

14

10

10

10

Cloudy days

12

10

10

8

8

10

12

11

11

9

9

11

Snowfall (in)

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

 

Local Seasons:           

 

With mild temperatures year round, this city is a paradise for anyone enjoying the out of doors. The city enjoys an average yearly temperature of 73 degrees  and the water in the Gulf of Mexico can average as high as 85 degrees  in the summer, making any time of year the perfect time to enjoy one of the beautiful beaches.  The tourist“season”, beginning in mid-Nov and usually lasting through April is the busiest as many visitors from colder climates come to enjoy the abundant sunshine, fine dining, and host of other activities.  Spring and fall are popular with those who like it a little less busy and who enjoy a peaceful stroll on the beach.  Summer is a great time for those with families as there are plenty of wonderful and exciting things for children of any age.  No matter what the time of year, the welcomed visitor can expect warm, balmy breezes, glorious sun and tropical vegetation as part of their Florida visit.      

 

How to Get There:

 

By Air:

 

Three airports just minutes from the beaches make your arrival quick and easy. Both Tampa International Airport and the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport are quite convenient.

Airport shuttles and rental cars are available at both airports.

Tampa International Airport is 19 miles from Clearwater Beach

St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport is 11 miles away.

Clearwater Executive Airpark is designed for small private and corporate aircraft.

 

Tampa International Airport

5503 West Spruce Street, Tampa

813-870-8700

 

Clearwater – St. Petersburg Airport

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is located on State Route 686 - Roosevelt Blvd. 4 miles north of St. Petersburg.

14700 Terminal Boulevard, Suite 221, Clearwater

727-453-7800

 

By Car:

 

Driving here is a popular option as St. Petersburg/Clearwater is easily accessible from major Interstates along the Midwest (I-75) and Northeast (I-95) corridors, as well as Orlando (I-4).

 

By Train:

 

If you're looking for a comfortable and affordable alternative to driving, why not take the train? Amtrak offers service into nearby Tampa and other surrounding areas.

Call 1-800-USA-RAIL for additional information

 

By Bus:

 

Greyhound Bus

Clearwater

800-229-9424

Call for location and schedule

 

How to Get Around:

                       

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (tel. 727-530-9911) operates motorized trolley service along Gulf Boulevard (Fla. 699) between the Hurricane restaurant in St. Pete Beach and the Sheraton Sand Key Resort (this entire trip, one way, takes about an hour), where it connects with the Jolly Trolley (727/445-1200), which continues on Gulf Boulevard through Clearwater Beach.

The PSTA trolley runs daily, every 20 minutes between 5am and 10pm, to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

 

Taxis

 

Along the beach, the major cab company is BATS Taxi.

727-367-3702

 

National Holidays:

 

New Year’s Day, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in January

President’ Day, the third Monday in February

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, the first Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, December 31