Clearwater Memorial Causeway Trail

Florida

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Clearwater Memorial Causeway Trail Facts

States: Florida
Counties: Pinellas
Length: 3.5 miles
Trail end points: Pinellas Trail at Turner Street & East Avenue (Clearwater) and Gulfview Boulevard (Clearwater Beach)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10607737

Clearwater Memorial Causeway Trail Description

This trail connects the Pinellas Trail in Clearwater to Clearwater Beach across the Memorial Causeway. It is a wide trail, separated from traffic as it slopes up Memorial Causeway Bridge. The trail stays close to the water for most of its length before it enters Clearwater Beach. There are overlooks jutting out allowing trail users to pause and enjoy in the views of Clearwater Bay. Helpfully, there’s sheltered seating with trash receptacles provided at intervals.

Once the trail enters Clearwater Park it becomes significantly more crowded and you must be keen about following the trail as there may not be clear wayfinding signage at this point. The trail rounds the busy Pier 60 Park, which hosts a fishing pier and large playground, and then heads south along Gulfview Boulevard, past a series of beach resorts.  

Parking and Trail Access

At the east endpoint of the trail, on the southwest corner of Turner Street & East Avenue.

There’s dedicated parking as well as seating and trash receptacles just after you get off the Causeway Bridge if you are approaching from Clearwater and heading towards Clearwater Beach.

There’s beach parking with bike racks and public restrooms at 430 Gulfview Boulevard at Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater Memorial Causeway Trail Reviews

Great Water Views

Be prepared for extended steep challenges as this ride goes up and down the big bridge heading to Clearwater Beach. Amazing views from the top make it worth the trip. Lots of traffic but the trail is off the road and very safe. Good for bird watching too.

Broad, Sweeping Causeway

The trail over the Clearwater Causeway is big and sweeping. It’s well signed. It’s definitely loud, busy, and along traffic. I really enjoyed moving at least twice as fast as the cars slowly making their way out to Clearwater Beach. The East section has steep climbs. This isn’t an “easy” ride. The stretch up onto the causeway is a spiraling corkscrew. Fun, but might make you just a little dizzy!

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