Clearwater Sports and Recreation

Clearwater Sports and RecreationWhen you think about all of the opportunities to enjoy sports and recreation in Clearwater, it's no wonder that there is always so much positive energy in this beautiful Florida city. From jet skiing and parasailing to swimming and lounging on the beach, visitors and locals alike enjoy their quality time on the white sands of the area's inviting shorelines. But that's not to say that fans of hiking and biking are not without a place to play, as Clearwater's many trails offer a great way to get closer to the amazing scenery while getting in a little exercise in the process. So, whether you're watching the fun or are a part of it, it's never too late to take the plunge and take part in the many excellent sporting and recreational activities that can be found in Clearwater.

 

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Pro Sports

Philadelphia Phillies
While Philadelphia is a good distance away from Clearwater, the city gets a taste of one of the City of Brotherly Love's favorite teams when the Philadelphia Phillies come to town for spring training. The team is the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports. While the team is a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League, they prep for every season at Clearwater's Bright House Field.

Address: 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, FL 33765 - MAP
Web: www.floridagrapefruitleague.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Clearwater Memorial Causeway Greenway
Hikers love the nearly three mile trek that makes up the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Greenway. This multi-use greenway is a paved recreation trail that features gentle turns winding between the mangroves and other estuarine species as well as some visually compelling landscapes. In addition to paralleling a major highway, the greenway also offers an unforgettable view of the Clearwater Pass.

Address: Clearwater Memorial Causeway, Clearwater, FL - MAP

Clearwater East-West Trail
The Clearwater East-West Trail is an area favorite. This eight and a half mile, multi-use trail winds through several area parks and greenways that offer walkers and hikers a unique view of the city from several highly memorable vantage points. Surprisingly, some of the recreation trail's passages are quite hidden from the everyday hustle and bustle.

Address: Clearwater, FL - MAP
Web: www.clearwater-fl.com

Clearwater Lake Loop
Bikers love the scenery and fair amount of challenge that can be found on the Clearwater Lake Loop trail. This ten-mile single track runs through the Ocala National Forest and leads to a remote and reclaimed natural bear habitat. A fair amount of oaks and longleaf pines line this recreation trail which offer some comfortable shade throughout most of the trail.

Address: Clearwater, FL - MAP
Web: www.floridahikes.com

Florida Trail-Ocala National Forest
Ever since it was constructed back in 1966, the Florida Trail-Ocala National Forest: Clearwater Lake to Juniper Springs has offered a challenging hiking experience to all who hit this sprawling recreation trail. Stretching out for nearly 24 miles, this trail ranges from fairly easy to somewhat challenging and is augmented by the various foliage through which the trail winds.

Address: Clearwater, FL - MAP
Web: www.fs.usda.gov

 

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Watersports

Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach has the distinction of being rated the number one beach in the Gulf Coast region. That high praise is justified once you see the clear blue waters washing up against the dazzlingly white sands. This highly inviting area offers plenty of activities and recreation that include water sports like windsurfing, parasailing, swimming, fishing, beachcombing and the perfect place for jet skiers and wave runners to do their thing.

Address: Western end of State Road 60, 2 miles west of downtown Clearwater, Clearwater, FL - MAP

Classic Cruises
Enjoy the aquatic appeal of Clearwater from a vessel that you won't have to navigate—let the pros from Classic Cruises do all the work while you relax and enjoy the excellent views of Clearwater's bayfront and waterfront as you glide effortlessly away from them for an utterly captivating view. Catch glimpses of dolphins in the bay, enjoy a relaxing tour on the Enterprize or power and speed along on the Tradewinds watercraft.

Web: www.clearwaterclassiccruises.com

StarLite Dining Cruises
Sure, enjoying various sporting and recreational activities on the water is great, but opt for something a little different when you get on board the StarLite Dining Cruises. This sleekly modern 115-foot ship offers day and evening dining cruises six days a week. The menu is packed with such mouth-watering choices as filet mignon, fresh seafood and an impressive wine selection.

Address: 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL - MAP
Phone: (727) 462-2628
Web: www.starlitecruises.com

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

Tampa Bay Grand Prix
You'll most definitely want to put the pedal to the metal when you find yourself on the fast-paced track at the Tampa Bay Grand Prix. This European-style karting recreation center offers a truly high-powered racing experience for everyone from amateurs to pros. You can get up to 45 miles per hour in your pro-kart for a truly dizzying experience that puts safety first, and rising adrenaline levels at a not-too-distant second.

Address: 12350 Automobile Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33762 - MAP
Phone: (727) 527-8464
Web: www.tampabaygp.com

Pier 60
Clearwater's Pier 60 may be known for throwing daily sunset parties and its excellent views, but it also holds the distinction of being one of the most scenic jump-off points for thrill-seeking bungee jumpers. The bungee jump machine is one of the many attractions during the nightly celebrations.

Address: 10 Pier 60, Clearwater, FL - MAP
Phone: (727) 449-1036
Web: www.sunsetsatpier60.com

Skydive Space Center
Florida's Skydive Space Center boasts that they offer the highest tandem jumps for would-be skydivers. This is the true test level of thrill-seeking seriousness. The staff is highly trained and assure your safety from the minute you suit up until you are safely back on the ground after your extreme sports adventure.

Web: www.skydivespacecenter.com

 

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Leisure

AMF Clearwater Lanes
If the urge to bowl a few games strikes you, then strike out to the AMF Clearwater Lanes. Kids will not only love to bowl, they'll enjoy spending time in the arcade, too. Special promotions, theme nights and plenty of other great fun await bowlers of all skill levels.

Address: 1850 Hercules Ave, Clearwater, FL 33765 - MAP
Web: www.amf.com

Double Eagle Deep Sea Fishing
As much fun as fishing is, sometimes preparing the boat and the tackle and the rods and reels can be quite a bit of work. Leave all of that to the pros at Double Eagle Deep Sea Fishing. Your deep sea recreation adventure awaits on one of their many vessels that are part of Clearwater's top-rated deep sea fishing fleet. Various packages are offered, including one that the kids will love. So instead of worrying about getting all the gear and fishing equipment together, all you have to do is cast your line out and reel in the big catch!

Web: www.doubleeagledeepseafishing.com

The Crooked Cue
Get your game on at Clearwater's classiest place to play pool—The Crooked Cue. Shoot your best game on one of the 13 tables, and play darts or arcade games in a truly comfortable and family-friendly environment. And if all that isn't enough, continue to get your game on as the Crooked Cue also offers chess, backgammon, checkers, as well as a complete selection of pool and dart accessories. Free WIFI is available, too. Plus, there's an excellent selection of adult beverages at the full liquor bar.

Address: 14100 US Hwy 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33764 - MAP
Phone: (727) 539-POOL
Web: www.thecrookedcue.us