Palm trees at Clearwater Beach under blue sky, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
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For a day of family beach fun, head to Pier 60 Park in Clearwater Beach. Anglers can rent a rod and cast a line for redfish and snapper from the 329-meter (1,080-foot) pier while a large beachfront playground keeps kids happy. The expansive white-sand shoreline lapped by warm, swimmer-friendly gulf waters is perfect for beach lounging. Every evening, a sundowner festival kicks up near the pier. Street performers and artisans, tourists and locals start gathering for the party a couple hours before sunset.