August 14, 2012

Exploring Clearwater Beach ~ Pier 60

While Pier 60 isn't a boardwalk, there are a number of activities taking place on this beachfront attraction located in the heart of Clearwater Beach.

First you have the pier itself; you can take a nice stroll out over the water. If you'd like to go to the end of the pier it'll cost you .50; chump change for enjoying a nice view. It's a nice spot to watch those fishing or perhaps participate yourself.  My daughter had a great time fishing with her grandfather. The cost at the time was $8 adults & $5.25 for kids 5-15; while pole rentals were $8.
Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach Florida


Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach Florida


Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach Florida


Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach Florida
Right before everyone starts thinking about the evening sunset, a bunch of craft vendors set up tables along the pier showcasing their goods. There's some cool beachy items, useful goods and some of those tourists finds.
Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach Florida
On the beach next to the pier you have some entertainment options. During the day the youngsters might enjoy the inflatable slides and bungee jumping. Theres also a cool playground they're sure to enjoy; plus the playground is free. You may be able to catch a band playing in the pavilion. If you're there on the weekend you can enjoy a free movie on the lawn.
Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach Florida


Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach Florida
When the crafters start setting up for the early evening sale. You may find a busker or two performing next to the pier. We enjoyed watching some dancing and fire juggling.

There's a metered parking lot adjacent to the pier. You'll also find concessions, a small beach store and restrooms.   This is the hub of Clearwater Beach. We've been during the down season and when it's filled with beach goers.  It's nice knowing whatever the season or crowds you've always got something going in at Pier 60
Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach Florida


Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach Florida


Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach Florida

Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach Florida
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