It is not too long of a stroll from the pier before you get to as far south as you can go on the Clearwater Beach. Out of frame behind me is the jetty. This southern point can be a good place to set up shop for a nice day at the beach. It tends to be slightly less crowded than other areas, but the presence of the jetty also helps to make the ocean calmer than it is further north. As you can see, the water here was perfectly flat and calm. If you have small kids this is a good safe place for them to play in the ocean without much worry about waves. There is a public parking lot conveniently located to this area, but it is not very big and it fills up quickly if you do not show up early.