Geography and Climate
Clearwater Beach is a barrier island connected to Clearwater by the Memorial Causeway. Another bridge connect the island to Sand Key. There are marinas and boat ramps to accommodate boaters. In fact the city marina is home to the largest commercial fishing fleet on the central gulf coast. Clearwater's mild winters attract many northerners and "snowbirds". Clearwater is located on the Pinellas Peninsula, so the climate is affected by the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. In the winter, it is warmer on the Pinellas Peninsula then on mainland Florida.