Clearwater is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, just 22 miles from Tampa on Florida’s stunning west coast. The City itself is comprised of two unique parts: the emerging downtown Cleveland Street District, and the islands of Clearwater Beach. Both downtown and Clearwater Beach have expansive marina facilities making that area especially attractive to boaters. The city is also serviced by two nearby airports. Tampa International Airport is often hailed as America’s favorite, ranking high in convenience and ease of travel, and is located just 19 miles from the beach. The St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport is even closer to the beach (11 miles) and with rapidly expanding service, accessible from an ever-increasing number of cities. In addition to air and sea, Clearwater can easily be reached by car. The Courtney Campbell Causeway/Gulf to Bay Boulevard bridges of Highway 60 link the city to Tampa via one of the most beautiful drives in the country. Clearwater is just off the I-75 corridor, linking the Midwest to fabulous Florida vacations. Last but not least, Mickey lovers need not fear; Clearwater is just 90 miles from Orlando, making it the perfect add-on to a Disney family vacation.
The Official Airline Guide has chosen Tampa International Airport as one of the five best airports in the world and Condé Nast has ranked it the best airport in the United States and 3rd best in the world. Airport shuttles and rental cars are available at both airports. Clearwater Executive Airpark is designed for small private and corporate aircraft.
Directions to Clearwater: Interstate 75 (I-75) carries visitors from midwest and northern states directly to the Tampa Bay area. Interstate 95 (I-95) enters the northeast end of the state and connects to I-75 via I-10, an east-west route which enters the Florida panhandle from Alabama.
I-75 becomes 1-275 north of the Tampa Bay area. To reach Clearwater, take the Tampa International Airport exit, and then proceed west on State Road 60 onto scenic Courtney Campbell Causeway (also known as State Road 60) which terminates on Clearwater Beach.
From Orlando, take 1-4 west. Then follow the signs to Clearwater above.