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Is Clearwater Beach Walkable?

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Is Clearwater Beach Walkable? - Hogan's Hangout

Is Clearwater Beach Walkable? YES! Clearwater Beach is a very walkable beach town with everything you need close by.

When visiting Clearwater Beach you’ll have a variety of options on where to stay that will play a role in how close everything is to you, but no matter where you stay, the island is walkable! When mentioning distances in this article, I’ll be using The Villas of Clearwater Beach and Surfside Condos as the reference point. Both of these fantastic vacation rentals are beachfront condominiums located on North Clearwater Beach. This area of the beach is a quiet, family-friendly area of Clearwater Beach.

Beach Access

You’ll find beach access points almost everywhere on Clearwater Beach. When staying at the condos rented from B&W Management, you’ll have beachfront views and are steps away from touching the soft white sand.

If you’re not staying in a beachfront condo or hotel, don’t worry, the beach is still within walking distance! The most common places to stay are within 3 to 4 (small) blocks from the beach. If you’re staying on south Clearwater Beach in places like Shephard’s Beach Resort, Holiday Inn, or Hampton Inn and Suites; you will have a small beach area nearby, but you’ll have to walk a bit further to get to the public beach area. The public beach is still very walkable at roughly a quarter-mile.

Restaurants

There are delicious restaurants everywhere on Clearwater Beach! Here are some popular restaurants on Clearwater Beach and their walking distance from The Villas of Clearwater Beach. By no means are these the only restaurants around; there are many, many more!

Bars

Enjoy a night out on Clearwater Beach! Below are some of the bars located on Clearwater Beach, but there are many more!

Shopping

You’ll find all kinds of wonderful storefronts to shop at on Clearwater Beach. Many of these storefronts are located on Mandalay Avenue. Another great shopping experience is the popup shops located on Pier 60 every day for the Clearwater Beach sunset festival! You can combine both and walk from Surfside Condos and The Villas of Clearwater Beach down Mandalay Avenue to Pier 60. This walk is only a mile long and will take you past all kinds of storefronts as you head to Pier 60 to enjoy a beautiful sunset, popup shops, live music, and more!

Activities

The number one Clearwater Beach activity is the beach, and that is only steps away! But you might be interested in doing a little more. Here are some other Clearwater Beach Activities and how they are all within a walkable distance.

  • Paddleboarding / Kayaking: You can rent Paddleboard and kayaks from Clearwater Beach Paddleboard Co. and they’ll bring them to you on the beach for lessons! The shop is a short walk away, but you won’t have to worry about carrying the boards and kayaks back to the beach!
  • Jetski Rentals: You can rent jetskis on the beach! Just walk south towards Pier 60 and you’ll come across the rental company directly on the beach before you reach Pier 60 – roughly a half-mile away on the beach. You can also rent jetskis from the Clearwater Marina which is only a mile away.
  • Parasailing: Parasailing may be available from the jetski rental place on the beach (roughly a half-mile away), or you can find parasailing options at The Clearwater Marina as well.
  • Fishing: Enjoy fishing from the end of Pier 60, 1 mile away or fishing tours are available at The Clearwater Marina, also a mile away.
  • Dolphin Tours: Many different dolphin tour excursions are available at The Clearwater Beach Marina.
  • Sailing: Enjoy sailing cruises from the Clearwater Beach Marina as well!
  • Walk to Caladesi Island State Park: Walking to Caladesi Island State Park is possible! It’s a longer walk at roughly 4.5 miles to the far end of Caladesi Island, but it’s very beautiful and fully on the beach! Learn more about Walking from Clearwater Beach to Caladesi Island!

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – August 2021

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - August 2021

Clearwater Beach Weather – August 2021

The Clearwater Beach weather in August is very similar to July; warm with chances of popup storms. Please remember to take these storms seriously. These storms may not last that long, but they can bring a lot of dangerous lightning – when you see a storm coming, get off the beach and find a safe spot to wait the storm out before heading back out onto the beach.

The month of August in Clearwater Beach brings average temperatures of 87° highs and 80° lows, with ~14 days with rain. Most of these rainy days are quick popup storms, not all-day rains.

Clearwater Beach Events – August 2021

Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival

Celebrate the beautiful Clearwater Beach sunsets each day on Pier 60. The festival starts two hours before sunset and stays open until two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers, and a beautiful view of sunset on Clearwater Beach – America’s #1 Beach!

Whales: Living with Giants at The Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Now through August 31, 2021

Whales: Living with Giants occupies 20,000 sq ft. of space in CMA’s newly expanded visitor center. Guests are immersed into the undersea world of these magnificent gentle giants through educational multi-media exhibits, an undersea virtual reality experience, walk-through life-size whale gallery, and an interactive kid’s zone.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium has partnered with award-winning virtual reality entertainment group Immotion to bring a fully-immersive VR theatre complete with state-of-the-art motion-platform seating technology to CMA during the exhibit. Guests take on the role of marine biologists to observe and be immersed among wild, giant Humpback whales and other underwater wildlife by way of virtual reality.”

Events Hosted by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience – August 2021

Events are hosted at different venues that are managed by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience. Please check the Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience website for more information on each performance.

  • August 5 – 7, 2021 – The Fantasticks (Murray Theatre)
  • August 5, 2021 – Styx (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • August 6, 2021 – CAL Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon (8:00 PM at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre)
  • August 7, 2021 – Blippi The Musical (2:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • August 7, 2021 – Molly Hatchet (8:00 PM at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre)
  • August 21, 2021 – Meat Loaf Presents BAT (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • August 22, 2021 – Steve Earle & The Dukes (8:00 PM at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre)
  • August 27, 2021 – Randy Rainbow (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)

The Market Marie: August 14, 2021

Enjoy the Clearwater community and support local vendors at The Market Marie, an outdoor marketplace. The Market Marie is located at 710 Court Street in Downtown Clearwater, Florida – at the intersection of Court & Myrtle. The Market Marie is open on the second Saturday of each month from 10AM until 4PM.

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – August 2021

Tampa Bay Rays Home Games (MLB)

  •  August 1, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (7:08 PM EDT)
  • August 2, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 3, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 4, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners (1:10 PM EDT)
  • August 16, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 17, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 18, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 19, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (1:10 PM EDT)
  • August 20, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 21, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox (1:10 PM EDT)
  • August 22, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox (1:10 PM EDT)
  • August 30, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 31, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (7:10 PM EDT)

Tampa Bay Rowdies Home Games (USL)

  • August 13, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Hartford Athletic (7:30 PM)
  • August 28, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Charlotte Independence (7:30 PM)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – August 2021

American Stage in the Park: Romeo & Juliet in America (July 21 – August 1, 2021)

Ancient Antioch at the MFA: Now through August 22, 2021

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday

Safety Harbor’s Market on Main: Every Sunday

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk: Second Saturday of each month

The Afro Exchange Market: Last Sunday of each month

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday

Friday Nights at the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club: Every Friday

Treasure Island Friday Morning Market: Every Friday

Tarpon Springs First Friday: First Friday of the month

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Every Tuesday

Second Friday at Downtown Oldsmar: Second Friday of each month

The Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Photographer Lee Miller: Now – January 2, 2022

Busch Gardens Summer Nights: Now through September 6, 2021

Safety Harbor Third Friday Music Series: Every Third Friday

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: Every Third Sunday

Yoga at The Dali: Every third Sunday of the month

Reverberations: Now – August 29, 2021

The Women of Summer Art, Glass and Jewelry: July 17 – August 28, 2021

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – July 2021

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - July 2021

Clearwater Beach Weather – July 2021

It’s mid-summer and the middle of the Clearwater Beach Lightning Season. It’s hot and often humid. The air over land heats up faster than the air over the Gulf of Mexico. That creates a strong air temperature difference along the coasts and boom! You have a perfect place for pop-up thunderstorms to form.

In July, average temperates can range between the mid 90°s during the day and drop only into the mid 70°s at night. The thunderstorms I mentioned earlier are more frequent, usually just pop-up storms, but that makes the chances of rain higher in the month of July as well – with an average of 12-15 days with some rain showers.

Clearwater Beach Events – July 2021

Clearwater Beach July 4th 2021!

Clearwater Beach and the surrounding Tampa Bay area have many July 4th activities going on this year. You can find all of our July 4th, 2021 information here.

Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival

Celebrate the beautiful Clearwater Beach sunsets each day on Pier 60. The festival starts two hours before sunset and stays open until two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers, and a beautiful view of sunset on Clearwater Beach – America’s #1 Beach!

Whales: Living with Giants at The Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Now through August 31, 2021

Whales: Living with Giants occupies 20,000 sq ft. of space in CMA’s newly expanded visitor center. Guests are immersed into the undersea world of these magnificent gentle giants through educational multi-media exhibits, an undersea virtual reality experience, walk-through life-size whale gallery, and an interactive kid’s zone.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium has partnered with award-winning virtual reality entertainment group Immotion to bring a fully-immersive VR theatre complete with state-of-the-art motion-platform seating technology to CMA during the exhibit. Guests take on the role of marine biologists to observe and be immersed among wild, giant Humpback whales and other underwater wildlife by way of virtual reality.”

Events Hosted by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience – July 2021

Events are hosted at different venues that are managed by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience. Please check the Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience website for more information on each performance.

  • July 16, 2021 – Bob Saget (8:00 PM at Bilheimer Captiol Theatre)
  • July 21, 2021 – REO Speedwagon (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • July 22, 2021 – King Crimson (7:30 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • July 23, 2021 – Firefall, Orleans & Pure Prairie (7:30 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • July 24, 2021 – Yngwie Malmsteen (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • July 30, 2021 – Dave Koz Summer Horns (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)

The Market Marie: July 3, 2021

Enjoy the Clearwater community and support local vendors at The Market Marie, an outdoor marketplace. The Market Marie is located at 710 Court Street in Downtown Clearwater, Florida – at the intersection of Court & Myrtle. The Market Marie is open on the second Saturday of each month from 10AM until 4PM.

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – July 2021

Tampa Bay Rays Home Games (MLB)

  • July 5, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians (7:10 PM EDT)
  •  July 6, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 7, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians (12:10 PM EDT)
  • July 9, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 10, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (1:10 PM EDT)
  • July 11, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (1:10 PM EDT)
  • July 19, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 20, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 21, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (12:10 PM EDT)
  • July 27, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 28, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 29, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees (1:10 PM EDT)
  • July 30, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 31, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (6:10 PM EDT)

Tampa Bay Rowdies Home Games (USL)

  • July 2, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Charleston Battery (7:30 PM)
  • July 13, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Hartford Athletic (7:30 PM)
  • July 24, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Loudoun United FC (7:30 PM)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – July 2021

Ancient Antioch at the MFA: Now through August 22, 2021

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday

Safety Harbor’s Market on Main: Every Sunday

The Fourth Independence Day Celebration at St. Pete Pier: July 2 -July 3, 2021

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk: Second Saturday of each month

The Afro Exchange Market: Last Sunday of each month

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday

Treasure Island Friday Morning Market: Every Friday

Fireworks Across the Bay Celebration in St. Pete: July 4, 2021

Largo’s 4th of July Celebration: July 4, 2021

Safety Harbor Fourth of July Celebrations: July 4, 2021

St. Pete Pier Run: July 4, 2021

Tarpon Springs Picnic in the Park: July 4, 2021

The Fourth Independence Day Celebration at St. Pete Pier: July 2 – 4, 2021

Treasure Island 4th of July Fireworks: July 4, 2021

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Every Tuesday

The Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Photographer Lee Miller: July 13, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Busch Gardens Summer Nights: Now through September 6, 2021

Safety Harbor Third Friday Music Series: Every Third Friday

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: Every Third Sunday

PAVA’s Annual Cool Art Show Returns to the Coliseum: July 24, 2021 and July 25, 2021

Reverberations: June 19, 2021 – August 29, 2021