Budget Friendly Fishing at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach

Budget Friendly Fishing at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach

When many people think about Clearwater Beach, Florida their minds are filled with thoughts of sugar white sand and amazing sunsets. However, Clearwater also has some of the best fishing anywhere in Florida with options at several price points. While Clearwater offers private charters and party boats that can carry a large number of anglers offshore, the most economical way to fish in Clearwater is from Pier 60, situated right in the center of Clearwater Beach. Bring your friends and family and all you’ll need to worry about packing is sunscreen because for around $20 per person Pier 60 provides everything you need to spend the day fishing.

Pier 60 at sunset

Fish Without Buying or Packing Equipment

Purchasing equipment and renting a charter boat can be pricey. At Pier 60, for one price you are provided with your fishing equipment and the bait you will need to land one of the numerous species of fish that surround the pier. Daily passes for seniors, adults and children are all priced around $20 each, which makes the appeal of casting a line right off the pier even more alluring. For full details on daily, weekly and monthly passes check out Fishing Pier 60’s Facebook Page.

No Need to Purchase a Fishing License

One other great feature of Pier 60 is you do not need to purchase a separate fishing license if you purchase one of their all-inclusive day passes. With the day pass there is no need to try and figure out the ins and outs of what license you need and how to buy it. Leave the details to the team at Pier 60 and spend some quality time with your family fishing in the gulf while taking in some of the most beautiful views you will see anywhere in the world.

Fishing for Everyone

One of the best things about Pier 60 is that it makes fishing accessible to everyone. Handicapped patrons, and individuals needing extra assistance, will be able to enjoy fishing with their loved ones as well since the pier is ADA accessible. The nearby paid parking lot, abundant crosswalks from area hotels and resorts also makes it safe to access Beach Walk in order to gain entry to Pier 60.

Year-Round Fishing in Clearwater, Florida

Unlike many destinations in the United States where the fishing is seasonal, you can catch fish in Clearwater every day of the year. Pair that with the year-round lifeguards, a family-friendly environment, and our 2018 ranking as the #1 Beach in the US by Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, and you can see why Clearwater is such a popular vacation spot. Hours at Pier 60 fluctuate seasonally, but no matter the time of year you plan your trip, you have access to the pier. Six covered pavilions will keep you shaded from the sun and lights allow true outdoor enthusiasts to plan a nighttime fishing adventure. You might have heard that grouper is Clearwater’s favorite fish, but you may not know that you can catch some species of grouper from Pier 60. Learn about other kinds of fish you can catch and the prime seasons to reel them in with this calendar outlining location and species.