Kick scooting and sightseeing – Clearwater Beach, Florida

Sunset with our kicks scooters on Pier 60

Sunset with our kicks scooters on Pier 60

Famous Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach is where you head on a beautiful Florida evening to enjoy sunsets with like-minded people. Mornings and early afternoons on Pier 60 (a half mile round trip) are the best times for uninterrupted kick scooting. During the evening, however, you have to partially walk your kick scooter because pre-sunset finds it crowded with pedestrians, vendors, and entertainers.

Just past the eastern end of Pier 60, you can venture across the street to another long pier where cruise and fishing-for-hire vessels are tied up and pelicans waddle around waiting for free handouts of fish. Another beautiful kick scoot takes you south of Pier 60 along the Gulf View Boulevard sidewalk. This sidewalk border’s Clearwater Beach’s ultra-fine, snow white sand and the Gulf of Mexico. Collectively, all three of these areas add up to a comfortable 4 to 5 mile ride on level ground.

Obviously, we were able to kick scoot on our Xootr and KickPed over a far greater distance and see more of the area’s beautiful sights than we would have if we had explored it on foot. That said, sidewalks are loaded with bikes and skateboarders, so kick scooting blends right in.

Jack the Pirate on the Xootr kick scooter

Jack the Pirate on the Xootr kick scooter

Possibly the most fun we had during our visit was meeting the imaginative, Clearwater Beach’s Captain Jack, an energetic street entertainer who not only enjoyed trying out our scooters, he tried to pirate one away.

Jack’s vehicle of choice is the Xootr scooter.

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