Florida Attractions – Clearwater Beach, Tampa Bay Area

Although more than twice as large and aligned with the front biscuit-cutter hotels, Clearwater Beach attracts visitors due to the incredible white sand beaches of a large fishing fleet, and is close to Tampa and St. Petersburg. It is also a prime area for kayaking, bombardment, cycling and sunbathing on the beach – summing up the local "tourist attractions". Unless you count beach volleyball at Clearwater Beach, which is pretty bad, too.

This northernmost island is about 22 miles north of St Pete Beach and 2 miles west of the center of Clearwater (a separate city on the mainland) over the Memorial Causeway (Hwy 60). From here the road is south of S Gulfview Blvd and north of Mandalay Ave, Clearwater's main road. Pier 60 is right at the roundabout where these three roads meet. From St. Petersburg, it is about 1/2 hour by car or 1 1/2 hour by bus. Although full, the scale of the island is human (only 3.5 miles long) and easy to cross.

– Pinellas Route

This 47-mile bike path, built on the abandoned CSX rail bed, extends from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. To date, it is the longest urban trail in the country. It's also very smooth – quite smooth for ice skates or roller skates as well as bicycles. There are many stops along the way, with cafes, pubs, bike shops, skate shops and fast food places. As it is on the old railroad track, the corridor passes through spacious landscapes: sometimes you are in the middle of downtown, sometimes along waterways, sometimes amid orange and sometimes you drive practically through people's backyards.

From the Clearwater Beach International Youth Hotel, which rides bicycles, head north on the road and head north to Harrison Ave fortress and east to Jones St for about three blocks. You will reach the south end of the section of Clearwater Road to Tarpon Springs. It is 13.2 miles from Jones St to Tarpon Ave.