5 Fun Things to Do in Clearwater Beach, Florida with Kids

We may be biased, but we think Clearwater Beach is the best beach in Florida. Clearwater Beach has pristine sugary beaches that stretch 3 miles long and crystal clear waters that live up to its name. 

It’s the ultimate kid-friendly beach, with many activities, ranging from swimming with dolphins to riding the world’s fastest speedboat. 

So take in the stunning scenery and enjoy a trip that your family will cherish forever! 

Want to experience Florida like a local? Check out our activities, day trips, and tours in Florida at Real Florida Adventures. We’d love to hear from you; please get in touch if you have any questions.

Learn About Marine Life in the Clearwater Marine Aquarium 

A trip to Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a great way to keep the whole family entertained. Perhaps it will even inspire the next generation of budding Marine biologists! 

Hold your little one’s hand as they say hello to our sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, and sharks. A visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium is also a great way to teach your children about protecting our seas.

Got a little mermaid or merman in the family? Give them the experience to remember by having them interact with real-life dolphins. Snorkels and masks are provided, as well as a complimentary photo – something that your child will cherish forever.

If this sounds like something your family would enjoy, take a look at our Clearwater Marine Aquarium & Beach Trip. 

Go Fishing at Pier 60

Pier 60 is a recreational pier that stretches 1080 feet out onto the Mexican Gulf. Your kids will love the fully-equipped playground and craft sessions every night from 6 pm.

Why not have a parent and child bonding moment and spend an afternoon fishing off the pier? See if you can catch Spanish Mackerel, redfish, or silver trout. Also, a great perk of Pier 60 is that you don’t need a license to fish there! So get fishing and have a reel-y good time!

At a loose end for a fun activity in the evening? Head over to the Pier 60 Sunset cinema, cozy up with a blanket or beach chair, and enjoy our family-friendly films.

Ahoy There! Hop Aboard Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise 

Florida’s blue waters used to be a regular playground for some of the most fearsome pirates in history, including Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. 

Thankfully, our waters are a much calmer affair nowadays! But you can relive the buccaneering days of yore on Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise. Don’t worry, you won’t be forced to walk the plank here! 

Set sail on the Gulf of Mexico and participate in all sorts of pirate shenanigans. Captain Memo’s crew will entertain the whole family with storytelling, a treasure hunt, face painting, and water gun games.

Pirate Ship and Clearwater Beach Tour, with Lunch

Ride the Jolley Trolley

The Jolley Trolley is a firm favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. So hop on the Clearwater Jolley Trolley to whizz past the sights of Clearwater Beach and the surrounding areas of Downtown Clearwater and Palm Harbour. 

Sit back and relax in this vintage-style trolley with the warm air of the Gulf of Mexico blowing through your hair. 

The Jolley Trolley’s friendly drivers are more than happy to chat about this beautiful area and provide you with some local tips and suggestions. 

Have a Screamin’ Good Time on the Sea Screamer 

Have the ultimate Clearwater Beach adventure and hop on the Sea Screamer! The Sea Screamer rips through the Gulf of Mexico at an impressive 40mph. 

So hold on to your hats as you zoom along the Floridian waters, and keep an eye out for dolphins who often glide along the waves left in the Screamer’s wake. 

Be prepared for an adrenaline-filled hour guaranteed to be your children’s favorite part of their trip.

The Sea Screamer is equipped with comfortable seats, two restrooms, refreshments, and is Coast Guard Licensed, so you can rest assured that your family will have a safe journey. 

If you want to remain dry, we encourage you to sit at the back. But if you want a truly immersive experience, don your waterproofs and sit at the front of the boat! 

If you think the Sea Screamer is something you and your family might enjoy, look at our Sea Screamer & Clearwater Beach Trip.

Spend the Day at Clearwater Beach

While all the previously mentioned activities are great, nothing can beat spending the day at Clearwater Beach. Our favourite beach was recently voted as the No.1 family-friendly beach in the United States!

Clearwater Beach boasts vast stretches of powder white sands and warm turquoise waters. Also, your little ones are safe to play in the water under the watchful eye of the lifeguards on duty.

The fun doesn’t stop there, though; once you’re all vitamin SEA-d out, head over to Clearwater Beach’s laid-back, fussy-eater-proof eateries, which stretch along the seafront. 

Once you’ve filled your boots, why not check out the nightly shows on offer. 

There you have it; we hope you’re feeling inspired to take a trip to Clearwater Beach with your family. 

Whatever type of adventure your family is ready for, we’re keen to make it the most memorable family outing. Check out our tours from Orlando and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions at all.

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