Pier 60
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Travelers flock to Pier 60 to stroll along this iconic fishing pier. Since Clearwater Beach is a west-facing beach, it’s a popular spot to catch the sunset. There’s even a nightly sunset celebration featuring performances by musicians, firebreathers, dancers, and more. Get a ticket to walk along the farthest end of the pier and spot pelicans circling the sky. You can buy handicrafts from street vendors and listen to live music along the way. Stay at a waterfront hotel to enjoy Clearwater Beach to the fullest and discover all the great restaurants and shops around the beach.
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  • Katie V
    Bartlett, Illinois9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach spot
    Best beach vacation spot. Dropped off at the pier and spent 3 hours on the beach and in the water next to the pier. Walked to a restaurant to eat. Then walked some shops and the pier. My daughter loves to get souvenir pennies and they had a machine there for them. Definitely a great spot.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 25, 2024
  • Love222trav
    125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stop by!
    Free until the very end and you don’t need to go out there unless you’re fishing, even then, it’s only a buck a person. It’s clean, nice vendors on there today too. Clean. Nice breeze, gorgeous views.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 6, 2024
  • madeline
    Asheville, North Carolina56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots to See and Do
    There was a festival going on at the pier while we were visiting. There were lots of booths set up selling wares, caricature and Portrait artists, face painting, etc. We saw rays and various fish from the pier. We didn’t go past the point that leads to the fishing portion but I’m sure there would have been even more to see from there. It wasn’t overly crowded and we enjoyed our time looking around.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written April 12, 2024
  • Aashish K
    Columbus, Ohio102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunset from the Pier
    It can get pretty crowded, especially around sunset. But sunset from the pier is worth the nominal $1 per person fee.pier, there are also plenty of vendo Like any other rs and things to do around here. If you can get there early enough, spending the day under the pier is also a surprising way to cool off.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written June 15, 2024
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emsoll
Midland, MI34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Large fishing pier located at the center of Clearwater beach but it is so much more as sunset approaches. There are many vendors selling crafts and some performers such as a fire show. It was a fun atmosphere but it was very crowded with no social distancing and less than half the people with masks. It has some benches along the pier and plenty of places to get some nice photos. It is free but you have to pay $1 to get out to the last 1/3 of the pier. This is a fun activity for the family and the price is right.
Written March 16, 2021
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KC4444
IL531 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We had been to Key West Sunset Celebration and was hoping for the same experience with Pier 60 Sunset Festival – We were disappointed in comparison. We drove to the area over a hour before sunset, and found parking to be impossible. After over paying for parking with a long walk to the pier, we founded it to be overcrowded for a Thursday evening. The Pier itself is fill on both sides with people selling tourist trinkets making it even more crowded to get around. The street performers consisted of a guitar player, some dancers and after sunset a juggling act that we end up leaving before the end of the show. I would suggest finding a less tourist & crowded area to Enjoy sunset.
Written January 19, 2023
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Racine5
Racine, WI38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
The pier had some vendors like at a craft fair. It had a big blow up slide to go down. We went out there to see the sunset but they charge $1.00 a person to go out there. We did see an ok street performer. It was something to check out but have no need to go back to.
Written March 6, 2021
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Jeanmarie E
Lake Worth281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
The pier is nice open 24 hours Friday til Sunday other wise closes at 10pm. $1.00 you can walk on the pier but fishing runs $8 to 16 dollars depending if you need to rent their poles. They have a cute shop with drinks and snacks ,frozen bait and knick knacks, shells, shirts and hats to buy as well. While the men fish ,ladies and kids can go on the beach right next to it.
Written June 25, 2020
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Frmjrzy
Hudson, FL315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Have been fishing off the pier since the mid 1970's, my sons have been brought up learning how to fish there. Since moving to Florida, I go whenever possible. My only complaint is that there are way too many non-fishing people allowed out there. It's crowded enough with people fishing and that is multiplied with all the onlookers that for the most part are annoying. There should be a cutoff for people that just want to walk on the pier.
Written June 9, 2021
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araxas
Colorado Springs, CO215 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Nice long pier with nothing on it but fishing or strolling for a fee during the day. Comes alive at night with street performers and tourists if you don't get rained out. Almost impossible to find a place to park, and expect to pay up to $6/hour if you go during prime-time and want t park.
Written July 8, 2021
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Bden99
Manchester, NH1,370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Besides being in a beautiful location the peer offers some good fishing. We have been here a number of times and each time we seem to catch something different. I like the fact that there is a little store there to buy or rent equipment if need be and use the bathroom facilities all for a reasonable price.
Written November 6, 2021
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042143
Glen Carbon, IL450 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Walked out here around 6:30 with sunset. Lots of other folks doing the same. There were street vendors almost all the way to the pier store. Vendors selling mostly trinkets, inexpensive jewelry, stuff to sit on a shelf. There is tourist shop selling the usual beach stuff, hats, T shirts, etc. the pier extends past the store but it costs $1 to go further. If you are there walk it but not worth trip to see by itself.
Written February 8, 2020
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Mark G
Catonsville, MD3,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Pier 60 is located at the center of the Beach Walk extending 1,080 feet into the gulf and is a great spot for the incredible sunsets. Before and after sunsets, vendors line the pier and there is a gift shop halfway and a fishing area at the end costing a $ to go past the shop. Nice views of the shoreline from the pier.
Written October 19, 2021
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Living Spicy
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We loved our many visits to Pier 60 while we were in Clearwater, FL. So much to do and see! Awesome entertainers and vendors, slides and inflatables. Go early to get a parking space. Vendors and entertainers are there 6pm-10pm daily weather permitting.
Written July 24, 2021
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