Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – December 2019

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - December 2019

Clearwater Beach Weather December 2019

The Clearwater Beach weather in December is very similar to November. The long-range forecast is predicting highs to usually be in the low 70s and lows in the upper 50s or higher. Beautiful weather for the sunny winter in Clearwater Beach, Florida! Great weather for a long beach walk to Caladesi Island!

Clearwater Beach Events December 2019

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 of course a beautiful view of sunset on Clearwater Beach – America’s #1 Beach!

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

  • December 6, 2019: The Polar Express (G)
  • December 7, 2019: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG-13)
  • December 13, 2019: Beauty and the Beast – 2017 (PG)
  • December 14, 2019: Elf (PG)
  • December 20, 2019: The Grinch – 2018 (PG)
  • December 21, 2019: A Christmas Story (PG)
  • December 27, 2019: The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)
  • December 28, 2019: Aladdin – 2019 (PG)

Namastay at the Beach for Mimosas: (dates) from 10 AM – 11 AM.

“Meet at Beach Fire Grill, 608 Mandalay Ave Clearwater Beach, to register (by 9:45 AM). We head out to the sand promptly at 10 AM for a one hour, all levels friendly, fun and funky yoga flow. Then we indulge back at Beach Fire with bottomless mimosas, or domestic drafts, until 2 pm! Yogis enjoy a discount on all food orders, all day! (Cash or Venmo only)”

Low Country Boil at the Beach: November 1, 2019 – December 6, 2019.

Enjoy all types of seafood, craft beer and great views for $35 per person at SHOR’s Low Country Boil on Clearwater Beach! Reserve your seats online today!

Winter’s Wonderland at CMA: November 16, 2019 – January 6, 2020.

Come visit Winter the dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and see the area fully decorated with holiday lights and more! Enjoy a fun holiday kid zone, see Santa and his elves swimming in Mavis’s Rescue Hideaway!

Clearwater Holiday Lighted Boat Parade: December 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM

“The Island Estates Yacht Club Boat Parade is one of the largest and most popular marine events in the Clearwater area and will be celebrating its 43rd year. […] The decorated boats will assemble in Mandalay Channel located between Island Estates and Clearwater Beach at 6:00 pm.  At 6:30 pm, the lead boat will proceed northward through Mandalay Channel.  Then the parade will weave in and out of many of the Island Estate canals before heading over to Coachman Park around 8:00 PM. From there the boats will go under the new Memorial Causeway Bridge turning into the Clearwater Marina Channel before navigating to the Clearwater Yacht Club.”

Outback Bowl Beach Day: December 30, 2019

“Join the teams, their marching bands and cheerleaders as they enjoy the sun and beaches at the Hilton Clearwater Beach next to Pier 60. This fun day includes live music, skydivers, a tug-of-war and other contests from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.”

View photos from the 2018-2019 Outback Bowl Beach Day.

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – December 2019

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • December 3, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning @ Nashville Predators (8:00 PM ET)
  • December 5, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Minnesota Wild (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 7, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. San Jose Sharks (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 9, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 10, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning @ Florida Panthers (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 12, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 14, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 17, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 19, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 21, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning @ Washington Capitals (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 23, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 28, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 29, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 31, 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning @ Buffalo Sabres (7:00 PM ET)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • December 1, 2019 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1:00 PM EST)
  • December 8, 2019 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts (1:00 PM EST)
  • December 15, 2019 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Detroit Lions (1:00 PM EST)
  • December 22, 2019 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Houston Texans (1:00 PM EST)
  • December 29, 2019 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons (1:00 PM EST)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – December 2019

America Stage Theatre: SILENT SKY: November 21, 2019 – December 22, 2019

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens: November 16, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Enchant Christmas: November 22, 2019 – December 29, 2019

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: November 29, 2019 – January 4, 2019

Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929: November 23, 2019 – April 5, 2020

Mimosas & Masterpieces: Brunch at the Dali: Every Sunday!

Miracle at Mezzo: November 29, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Safety Harbor Farmer’s Market on Main: Every Sunday!

Shopapalooza Festival: November 30, 2019 – December 1, 2019

Sunday Z-Brunch at Castile Restaurant: Every Sunday!

Thanksgiving Art & Craft Festival: November 30, 2019 – December 1, 2019

The Grasshopper and The Ant and Other Stories: A New Installation by Jennifer Angus: Now – January 5, 2020

Tierra Verde Sunday Market: Every Sunday!

Yoga at The Dali: Every Sunday!

$10 Tuesday at the James Museum: Every Tuesday!

Gulfport Tuesday Morning Fresh Market: Every Tuesday!

St. Pete Beach Drive, Dine & Wine Tour: Every Tuesday!

Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing: December 4, 2019 and December 18, 2019

St. Pete Power Boat and Sailboat Show: December 5, 2019 – December 8, 2019

Annual Tarpon Springs Boat Parade: December 6, 2019

First Friday St. Pete: December 6, 2019

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday!

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

Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk: December 6 and 21, 2019

Moonlight Canopy Tours: November 15, 2019 – December 14, 2019

Tampa Bay Beach Bums – Winter Wonderland 6: December 6 & 7, 2019

Tarpon Springs First Friday: December 6, 2019

There’s Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs: December 6, 2019

Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade & Tree Lighting: December 7, 2019

Gift and Plane Sale at Florida Botanical Gardens: December 7, 2019

Holiday Makers Market: December 7, 2019

Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival: December 7, 2019

Largo’s Annual Holiday Stroll: Rockin Lights Family Fun Night: December 7, 2019

Snowfest in Downtown St. Pete: December 7, 2019

St. Pete Indie Holiday Market: December 7, 2019

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday!

2nd Friday’s in Dunedin: December 13, 2019

Treasure Island’s Lighted Boat Parade: December 13, 2019

Annual Festival of Lights Illuminated Boat Parade in Madeira Beach: December 14, 2019

Annual St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts: December 14, 2019 – December 15, 2019

Guerilla Art Market: December 14, 2019

Gulfport & BCYC’s Holiday Boat Parade: December 14, 2019

North Pole Express: December 14, 2019 – December 15, 2019

Second Saturday’s at Sirata: December 14, 2019

Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade: December 14, 2019

Holiday Market at Hotel Zamora: December 18, 2019

Cocktails & Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts: December 19, 2019

Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete: December 21, 2019

Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade: December 21, 2019

Redington Beach & Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade: December 22, 2019

Bootcamp & Brews at 3 Daughters Brewing: December 28, 2019


Clearwater Beach Christmas Events!

Clearwater Beach New Year’s Eve Events!

Clearwater Beach New Year’s Eve 2019

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Clearwater Beach New Year's Eve 2019

It’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve celebration. While New York is known for it’s New Year’s Eve ball drop, it’s COLD! Head south to Florida and experience a wonderful Clearwater Beach New Year’s Eve!

Clearwater Beach New Year’s Eve Events


December 31, 2019

Events to go to during the day and evening.

$10 Tuesday at the James Museum

Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

Holiday Lights in the Gardens

Miracle at Mezzo

Winter’s Wonderland at CMA

Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve in Ybor City

New Year’s Eve Celebrations!

Light It Up – NYE Fireworks Celebration on Clearwater Beach

Enjoy a midnight fireworks show from Clearwater Beach! The fireworks take place on the edge of Clearwater Pass and can best be seen from the many restaurants along the Clearwater Pass or by boat, but you’ll be able to see the fireworks from all across Clearwater Beach!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise

Yacht StarShip offers New Year’s Eve dinner cruises including dancing and fireworks from both downtown Tampa and Clearwater Beach!

New Year’s Eve at the MFA

Enjoy a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing celebration in the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg! Tickets can be purchased for dinner and the party, or just for the party!

Swingin’ in the New Year

Celebrate the beginning of 2020 with a Roaring 20’s themed party at the St. Petersburg Coliseum!

First Night St. Pete

“First Night St Petersburg is our area’s only family-friendly New Year’s Eve, Community Celebration of the Arts and each year we ring in the New Year with eight hours of music, dance, aerial arts, silent disco, fire, bubble stompin’, puppets, aerial art, creative fun, fireworks a scavenger hunt and so much more!”

January 1, 2020

Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing

Outback Bowl

Clearwater Beach Christmas 2019

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Clearwater Beach Christmas 2019

If you’re not a fan of the cold, come celebrate the holidays in Florida! Book a beachfront condominium for your family today in Clearwater Beach, the top-rated beach in the United States!

Clearwater Beach Christmas Events

Clearwater Holiday Lighted Boat Parade (December 14, 2019).

Outback Bowl Beach Day (December 30, 2019).

Christmas Events Near Clearwater Beach

American Stage Theatre: SILENT SKY in St. Petersburg (November 21, 2019 – December 22, 2019).

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens (November 16, 2019 – December 31, 2019).

Enchant Christmas in St. Petersburg (November 22, 2019 – December 29, 2019).

Holiday Lights in the Gardens in Largo (November 29, 2019 – December 30, 2019).

Annual Tarpon Springs Boat Parade in Tarpon Springs (December 6, 2019).

Tampa Bay Beach Bums – Winter Wonderland 6 in Gulfport (December 6, 2019 – December 7, 2019).

Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade & Tree Lighting in Dunedin (December 7, 2019).

Holiday Makers Market in Madeira Beach (December 7, 2019).

Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival (December 7, 2019).

St. Pete Indie Holiday Market (December 7, 2019).

Annual Festival of Lights Illuminated Boat Parade in Madeira Beach (December 12, 2019).

Treasure Island’s Lighted Boat Parade (December 13, 2019).

Annual St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts (December 14, 2019 – December 15, 2019).

Gulfport & BCYC’s Holiday Boat Parade (December 14, 2019).

Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade (December 14, 2019).

Holiday Market at Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach (December 18, 2019).

Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade (December 21, 2019).

Redington Beach & Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade (December 22, 2019).

 

Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving 2019

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Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving 2019

It is officially Fall in Clearwater Beach even though it doesn’t really feel like it! The weather still is in the upper 80’s just days before Halloween. The Clearwater Beach weather will remain warm and sunny through the rest of October and November providing great weather for a Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving Trip!

Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving Celebration

B&W Management still has three beachfront condominiums available for Thanksgiving!

Bring your family to Clearwater Beach for a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration! Enjoy the warm weather, bright sun, and the calm waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Our condos offer multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, washers and dryers in each condo, balconies overlooking the beach and full kitchens! The full kitchens and nearby grocery stores provide you with everything you need to make your traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

After dinner, enjoy resting up and maybe even a much-needed nap. Watch your favorite movies and shows right in the condos that provide cable TV and WiFi connections. Take a nap in the afternoon sun on the balcony or stretch your legs with a beautiful beach walk.

If you want to fully enjoy a Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving vacation and not even have to worry about cooking, don’t worry, there are many delicious restaurants nearby. Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber and Columbia (Sand Key) are both known for some fantastic Thanksgiving meals, but be sure to call and make a reservation as soon as possible!

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – November 2019

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - November 2019

Clearwater Beach Weather November 2019

November is a beautiful time to visit Clearwater Beach. Temperatures reach into the mid to upper 70’s during the day and only drop into the high 50’s and low 60’s in the evenings. Perfect weather for relaxing days at an almost empty beach!

Bring the whole family and have a wonderful Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving full of beautiful views and perfect weather!

Clearwater Beach Events November 2019

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 up two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers and of course beautiful sunset views right on the beach!

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

  • November 1, 2019: Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)
  • November 2, 2019: Yesterday (PG-13)
  • November 8, 2019: Toy Story 4 (PG)
  • November 9, 2019: Men in Black: International (PG-13)
  • November 15, 2019: Free Birds 2013 (PG)
  • November 16, 2019: Fast and Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (PG-13)
  • November 22, 2019: Avengers Endgame Z (PG-13)
  • November 23, 2019: Mary Poppins Returns (PG)
  • November 29, 2019: The Lion King 2019 (PG)
  • November 30, 2019: Spider-Man: Far from Home (PG-13)

Clearwater Farmers Market: featuring local vendors, fresh produce and more! The Clearwater Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Namastay at the Beach for Mimosas: November 10, 2019 and November 24, 2019 (10 AM – 11 AM)

“Meet at Beach Fire Grill, 608 Mandalay Ave Clearwater Beach, to register (by 9:45 AM). We head out to the sand promptly at 10 AM for a one hour, all levels friendly, fun and funky yoga flow. Then we indulge back at Beach Fire with bottomless mimosas, or domestic drafts, until 2 pm! Yogis enjoy a discount on all food orders, all day! (Cash or Venmo only)”
 
Low Country Boil at the Beach!: November 1, 2019 – December 6, 2019
 
Enjoy all types of seafood, craft beer and great views for $35 per person at SHOR’s Low Country Boil on Clearwater Beach! Reserve your seats online today!
 
Tampa Bay JR Lightning – Thanksgiving on the Beach: November 29, 2019 – December 1, 2019.
 

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – November 2019

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • 11/1/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 11/8/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres – Away 2:00 PM (ET)
  • 11/9/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres – Home 1:00 PM (ET)
  • 11/14/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers – Home 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 11/16/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Winnipeg Jets – Home 4:00 PM (ET)
  • 11/19/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues – Away 8:00 PM (ET)
  • 11/21/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Away 8:30 PM (ET)
  • 11/23/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Anaheim Ducks – Home 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 11/25/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres – Home 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 11/27/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues – Home 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 11/29/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals – Away 5:00 PM (ET)
  • 11/30/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Home 7:00 PM (ET)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 11/3/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Seattle Seahawks – Away 4:05 PM (EST)
  • 11/10/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Arizona Cardinals – Home 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 11/17/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints – Home 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 11/24/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons – Away 1:00 PM (EST)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – November 2019

DTSP Songwriters Festival: November 1, 2019 – November 3, 2019.

First Friday St. Pete: November 1, 2019.

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday.

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

Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk: November 1, 2019 and November 15, 2019.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens: October 24, 2019 – November 2, 2019.

Tarpon Springs First Friday: November 1, 2019.

The Grasshopper and The Ant and Other Stories: A New Installation by Jennifer Angus: Now through January 5, 2020.

Brocante Market: November 2, 2019 – November 3, 2019.

Coral Head MusicFest: November 2, 2019.

Largo Taste Fest: November 2, 2019.

Safety Harbor Wine Festival: November 2, 2019.

Savor St. Pete: November 2, 2019 and November 3, 2019.

St. Pete Indie Market: November 2, 2019.

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday.

Gataway: St. Pete: November 3, 2019.

Safety Harbor Farmer’s Market on Main: Every Sunday.

Sunday Z-Brunch at Castile Restaurant: Every Sunday.

$10 Tuesday at the James Museum: Every Tuesday.

St. Pete Beach Drive, Dine & Wine Tour: Every Tuesday.

Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing: November 6, 2019 and November 20, 2019.

Fall KING of the BEACH Fishing Tournament: November 7, 2019 – November 9, 2019.

Sunset Beach Concert Series: November 7, 2019.

2nd Friday’s in Dunedin: November 8, 2019.

Moonlight Canopy Tours: November 8, 2019, November 9, 2019, November 15, 2019, November 16, 2019.

Sponge Docks Seafood Festival: November 8, 2019 – November 10, 2019.

Dunedin Wines the Blues: November 9, 2019.

Guerilla Art Market: November 9, 2019.

Second Saturdays at Sirata: November 9, 2019.

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk: November 9, 2019.

Tampa Bay Beach Bums – 8th Annual VETSports Open: November 9, 2019 – November 10, 2019.

Brat Blast at 3  Daughters Brewing: November 10, 2019.

Florida Ferment Fest: November 10, 2019.

Kristallnacht Commemoration, featuring Julie Kohner & Free Admission to The Florida Holocaust Museum: November 10, 2019.

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: November 10, 2019.

Arts Annual: November 14, 2019.

Safety Harbor’s 3rd Friday Music Series: November 15, 2019.

St. Pete Run Fest: November 15, 2019 – November 17, 2019.

Chillounge Night: November 16, 2019.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens: November 16, 2019 – December 31, 2019.

Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival: November 16, 2019 – November 17, 2019.

Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete: November 16, 2019.

Annual Sanding Ovations Master’s Cup: November 20, 2019 – November 24, 2019.

Bert’s St. Pete Beach BikeFest: November 20, 2019 – November 24, 2019.

America Stage Theatre: SILENT SKY: November 21, 2019 – December 22, 2019.

Cocktails & Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts: November 21, 2019.

Enchant Christmas: November 22, 2019 – December 29, 2019.

Calvary Chapel’s Arts & Crafts Festival: November 23, 2019.

CraftArt Festival: November 23, 2019 – November 24, 2019.

Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival: November 23, 2019.

Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929: November 23, 2019 – April 5, 2020.

Coffee Pot Turkey Trot: November 28, 2019.

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: November 29, 2019 – December 30, 2019.

Thanksgiving Art & Craft Festival: November 30, 2019 – December 1, 2019.

Clearwater Beach in One Day

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Clearwater Beach in One Day

There’s so much to do when visiting Clearwater Beach that you can easily stay for a week or even longer. But, if all you have is a single day, here’s how to maximize your time on Clearwater Beach, Florida!

Morning in Clearwater Beach

If you’re visiting Clearwater Beach for a single day, the first thing you’ll need to figure out is how to get there and where to park when you do! You can avoid the crowded parking and frequent traffic jams headed to the island by parking in Downtown Clearwater and taking the Clearwater Ferry! Keep up with their routes and schedules on their website or the app (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store).

Taking the Clearwater Ferry not only helps you avoid traffic and parking issues and gives you an opportunity to squeeze a fun boat ride in for your day in Clearwater Beach. I suggest taking the Purple Line leaving from Downtown Clearwater and exiting at North Beach.

If you arrive in North Clearwater Beach in the morning and need breakfast, there are some great places nearby! Within a few blocks, you’ll be able to find Clear Sky Cafe (with a Bloody Mary bar on the weekends), Another Broken Egg Cafe, and Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille!

After Breakfast, head out to the beach! You’re only steps away from the soft white sand that Clearwater Beach is known for. If you took the Clearwater Ferry to North Beach, you’re in a great area! North Beach is less crowded than South Beach and still has many great restaurants and shops nearby!

When finding a spot on North Beach, look between Sandpearl Resort and Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar. This area is right next to the breakfast locations mentioned before, a short walk to many stores and great restaurants, and has Clearwater Beach Lifeguards in the area. Being next to the Lifeguards will make it easy to keep an eye on any changing weather conditions or other things to keep an eye on. The Lifeguard stations will be flying flags that mark the conditions on the beach and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Afternoon in Clearwater Beach

After hanging out on the beach for a few hours, you may be interested in some lunch. Keep the great views going and grab lunch right on the beach at Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill or Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar. If you’re looking for a break from the sun and maybe even some air conditioning, you can grab a delicious Grouper Sandwich at Frenchy’s Original Cafe or head down to Jimmy Hula’s only blocks away!

After lunch, you can stop in at some of the nearby storefronts for a little bit of retail therapy, or even just to pick up some extra sunscreen or beach toys! You can find some great stores nearby like Surf Style, Freaky Tiki Surf Shack, Hulk Hogan’s Beach Shop or just a CVS to pick up an item you’re missing.

After lunch and a quick shopping trip, it’s time to enjoy more of the warm sun! Head back to the beach and enjoy more time in the ocean! If you’re nervous about swimming in the Gulf of Mexico you can also stop by the Clearwater Beach Community Pool that features a 6 lane Junior Olympic size swimming pool and an area for kids with a water slide shaped like a frog, squirting water jets, a mushroom-shaped waterfall and more! In addition to the pool you can also find tennis, basketball and pickleball courts!

Evening in Clearwater Beach

After a wonderful afternoon at the beach, pool or playing on the courts; it’s time to start thinking about some sunset fun!

The order of your evening plans may change based on what time of year it is and what time sunset is. During the summer, sunset is later in the day and may one to grab dinner first. During the winter, the sunset is quite a bit earlier and you’ll most likely want to grab dinner after seeing the sunset.

One of the best places to watch a Clearwater Beach sunset is at Pier 60’s Daily Sunset Festival! In addition to a beautiful sunset; Pier 60 offers a great area for kids to play, shopping from local artists and crafters directly on the pier and some great shows by street performers.

The daily sunset festival starts 2 hours before sunset and ends 2 hours after sunset. This timing allows you to choose the best time to eat dinner either before or after the beautiful Clearwater Beach sunset! Pier 60 is located right in the center of Clearwater Beach and has many restaurants nearby including The Bait House Tackle & Tavern located in the Clearwater Beach Marina for some great outdoor dining!

Nearby Dinner Suggestions

  • The Bait House Tackle & Tavern
  • Marina Cantina
  • Crabby’s Dockside
  • Poke Havana
  • Badfins Food + Brew
  • Ocean Hai
  • Jimmy’s Crows Nest (appetizers and drinks)

Stick around the Pier 60 area after dinner and sunset for a free outdoor movie! Enjoy a free movie under the stars at Pier 60’s Sunset Cinema every Friday and Saturday night! View the schedule of what’s showing here.

Depending on the time you can grab one of the last Clearwater Ferry rides from The Clearwater Beach Marina (located across the street from Pier 60) back to Downtown Clearwater or you get back to your car by taking a short taxi, Uber or Lyft.


While you can pack a lot of fun into a single Clearwater Beach in one day trip, you’ll still be missing a ton of fun things to do! Despite being a small island, Clearwater Beach has so much to offer that you could easily spend a full week and even longer here and not see everything. If you need more time in Clearwater Beach, come stay in our beachfront condos at The Villas of Clearwater Beach or Surfside Condominiums. We offer large luxurious condos with private beachfront balconies, full kitchens, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, swimming pools and more!

See what your beachfront view could be right now with our Live Clearwater Beach Webcam! Save the link and watch the sunset with us every night!

Tampa Bay Craft Beer

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Tampa Bay Craft Beer

It’s hard to beat having a cold drink with a beautiful view. That’s what vacation is all about! Clearwater Beach provides the stunning vacation views, and there’s plenty of cold drinks in the area, from great wine shops to many Tampa Bay Craft Beer options!

Beach views and cold drinks go hand in hand, but keep in mind drinking on Clearwater Beach is illegal. Stay focused on drinking in places with beach views and not directly on Clearwater Beach. Many Clearwater Beach restaurants provide great beach views and extensive drink menus, but my favorite is sitting on the balcony of a beachfront condo and enjoying a local Tampa Bay craft beer.

Clearwater Craft Breweries

There are almost 100 unique craft breweries to visit in the Tampa Bay area. If you’re staying in Clearwater Beach, you’re only blocks away from Clearwater Social Brewing Company, located at 483 Mandalay Avenue. You can also find two more craft breweries in Clearwater, Florida. Southern Lights Brewing Company and Grindhaus Brew Lab are both located in Clearwater and only 20 minutes from Clearwater Beach.

Dunedin Craft Breweries

Dunedin, located just north of Clearwater Beach, is a great day trip location for those vacationing in Clearwater Beach. It’s a short drive to a beautiful town known for delicious food and eight local craft breweries! All eight craft breweries are located within walking distance for each other providing a safe way to try some local beer from each one! Walk between each brewery and travel between Clearwater Beach and Dunedin by using Jolley Trolly, the Clearwater Ferry, or grab a taxi/rideshare or sober driver! Stay safe!

Tampa Bay Craft Beer

In addition to the Clearwater area and a Craft Beer day trip to Dunedin, you can find Craft Breweries all over the Tampa Bay area. Some of the most popular areas outside of Dunedin are St. Petersburg, Ybor City and other areas in Tampa.

You can use The Brewery Bay.com to see a full listing of Tampa Bay Craft Beers and breweries. Use The Brewery Bay website to find Tampa Bay Craft Breweries by location, food options, live music, kid-friendly, and even pet-friendly options!

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – October 2019

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Clearwater Beach October 2019 Weather and Events

Clearwater Beach Weather October 2019

October is one of the most beautiful times to visit Clearwater Beach, Florida. The beach is less crowded, the pop-up rain showers from the summer wrap up and the Clearwater Beach weather is perfect for attending the many local events that happen every October!

The average daily high temperature for Clearwater Beach in October is 81 degrees, with an average low of 71 degrees. Get out there and enjoy the beach, the music festivals, Oktoberfest events, stone crab parties and more!

Clearwater Beach Events October 2019

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 up two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers and of course beautiful sunset views right on the beach!

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

  • October 4, 2019: Monster’s Inc. (G)
  • October 5, 2019: Godzilla: King of Monsters (PG-13)
  • October 11, 2019: Scooby-Doo (PG)
  • October 12, 2019: The Meg (PG-13)
  • October 18, 2019: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG)
  • October 19, 2019: Hocus Pocus (PG)
  • October 25, 2019: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13)
  • October 26, 2019: Ghostbusters (PG)
  • October 31, 2019: Robin Hood (PG-13)

Clearwater Farmers Market: featuring local vendors, fresh produce and more! The Clearwater Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Achieva Box Car Rally: October 5, 2019

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: October 17, 2019 – October 20, 2019

Come to Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater for live outdoor Jazz concerts featuring Boyz II Men, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Chicago, Alison Krauss and many more!

Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival: October 18, 2019 – October 20, 2019

Join us for a three-day event and watch beautiful chalk art being created on the sidewalks of Clearwater Beach! The event is free and in addition to beautiful chalk art, the area also has many local vendors, a kids zone and live music!

Namastay at the Beach for Mimosas: October 27, 2019 (10 AM – 11 AM)

“Meet at Beach Fire Grill, 608 Mandalay Ave Clearwater Beach, to register (by 945am). We head out to the sand promptly at 10 AM for a one hour, all levels friendly, fun and funky yoga flow. Then we indulge back at Beach Fire with bottomless mimosas, or domestic drafts, until 2 pm! Yogis enjoy a discount on all food orders, all day! (Cash or Venmo only)”

Big Storm Brewing Oktoberfest: October 19, 2019

Buy a stein for all you can drink!

Clearwater Beach Stone Crab Festival: October 25, 2019 – October 27, 2019

Come out to Clearwater Beach from for some delicious stone crab at the local Stone Crab Festivals. Frenchy’s hosts “Frenchy’s 35th Annual Stone Crab Weekend” in front of Frenchy’s Original Cafe! Featuring live music, delicious food, drinks and a great party all weekend!

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – October 2019

Tampa Bay Rowdies

  • 10/4/2019: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Loudoun United FC – Away 7:30 PM (ET)
  • 10/12/2019: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Indy Eleven – Home 7:30 PM (ET)

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • 10/3/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers – Home 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 10/5/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 10/6/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Away 5:00 PM (ET)
  • 10/10/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 10/12/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators – Away 4:00 PM (ET)
  • 10/15/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 10/17/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 10/19/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche – Home 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 10/23/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Home 8:00 PM (ET)
  • 10/26/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators – Home 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 10/29/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers – Away 7:30 PM (ET)
  • 10/30/2019: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils – Away 7:00 PM (ET)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 10/6/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints – Away 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 10/13/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers – Away 9:30 AM (EDT)
  • 10/27/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Tennessee Titans – Away 1:00 PM (EDT)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – October 2019

$10 Tuesday At The James Museum: Every Tuesday

Galley Oktoberfest: September 29, 2019 – October 13, 2019

Gulfport Tuesday Morning Fresh Market: Every Tuesday

Night Market St. Pete: October 3, 2019

OktoBEERfest at Dunedin Brewery: October 3, 2019 – October 6, 2019

Royal Palm Market: Every Thursday

Sunset Beach Concert Series: October 3, 2019

Dunedin Films in the Park: Aladdin (2019): October 4, 2019

First Friday St. Pete: October 4, 2019 (First Friday of Every Month)

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday

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

German American Society Oktoberfest: October 4, 2019 – October 19, 2019

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens: September 20, 2019 – November 2, 2019

Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: October 4, 2019 – October 12, 2019

Tampa Kite Invasion: October 4, 2019 – October 5, 2019

Tarpon Springs First Friday: October 4, 2019 (First Friday of Every Month)

Awaken the Senses: Art/Beer/Cigars: October 5, 2019

Brocante Market: October 5, 2019 – November 3, 2019

Harbor Sounds Fall Fest: October 5, 2019

Revolution: The Beetles Experience: October 5, 2019

Shannons Walk for ACC Cure: October 5, 2019

Our Lady of Lourdes Fall Festival: October 10, 2019 – October 13, 2019

2nd Friday’s in Dunedin: October 11, 2019 (Second Friday of Every Month)

Dunedin Films in the Park: Men in Black Internation (2019): October 11, 2019

Moonlight Canopy Tours: September 13, 2019 – December 14, 2019

Oktoberfest on the Beach: October 12, 2019

Second Saturday’s at Sirata: October 12, 2019 (Second Saturday of Every Month)

Super Hero 5K Walk, Run & Stroller Roll: October 12, 2019

The Florida Orchestra: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony: October 12, 2019

The Grasshopper and The Ant and Other Stories: A new Installation by Jennifer Angus: October 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Fall Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day: October 13, 2019

Safety Harbor Farmer’s Market on Main: Every Sunday

Sunday Z-Brunch at Castile Restaurant: Every Sunday

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: October 13, 2019 (Second Sunday of Every Month)

Cocktails & Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts: October 17, 2019 (Third Thursday of Each Month)

Dunedin Films in the Park: Mary Poppins Returns (2018): October 18, 2019

Dunedin Stone Crab Festival: October 18, 2019 – October 19, 2019

John’s Pass Seafood Festival: October 18, 2019 – October 20, 2019

Safety Harbor’s 3rd Friday Music Series: October 18, 2019 (Third Friday of Each Month)

SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival: October 18, 2019 – October 26, 2019

Upper Tampa Bay Oktoberfest: October 18, 2019 – October 26, 2019

Free Pops in the Park: October 19, 2019

Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete: October 19, 2019 (Third Saturday of Each Month)

Downtown Dunedin Trick or Treat: October 25, 2019

Dunedin Films in the Park: The Mask (1994): October 25, 2019

Free Halloween Yoga Flow: October 25, 2019

Honeymoon Island’s Halloween in the Park: October 25, 2019 – October 26, 2019

Bootcamp & Brews at 3 Daughters Brewing: October 26, 2019 (Fourth Saturday of Each Month)

Halloween Happenings in Dunedin: October 26, 2019

Safety Harbor Main Street Trick-or-Treat: October 31, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Donations in Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater Beach, Florida had a scare with Hurricane Dorian. Many of the originally predicted paths had the storm heading across the state directly at Tampa Bay. Luckily, the storm took a turn to the north earlier than originally expected; lessening the impact on Florida but still leaving the Bahamas devastated.

Many businesses and organizations in Florida are rushing to help provide support in any way that they can. If you are looking to provide support, be careful and watch out for scammers taking advantage of these tragic times. If you’re in the Clearwater, Florida area here are some places to donate

Clearwater Aquarium: “Stop and see the fish for a good cause. The Clearwater Aquarium will donate $1 of all ticket sales to Bahamas relief efforts.”

Habitat for Humanity: Donations can be dropped off at 13355 49th Street N, Suite B, Clearwater, FL

Bahamas Red Cross Society: (The Bahamas branch of the Internation Red Cross) Seeking non-perishable goods, baby supplies, cleaning items and beddings.

Sol Relief: “This local aviation community will fly necessary supplies to Bahamian victims. Supplies can be delivered to St. Pete Air at 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Petersburg businessman John Auer has also offered to match donations from individuals dollar for dollar up to $500,000 for the next two weeks.”

The Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg: Donations can be made online or mailed to “Disaster Relief Fund, Diocese of St. Petersburg, P.O. Box 40200, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200.”

You can find more places to donated in the Tampa Bay area in these articles…

You can also use the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to help check charities in the State of Florida with their “Check-A-Charity” resource online.

How Clearwater Beach Got Its Name

How Clearwater Beach Got Its Name

This seems like an easy question to answer. Clearwater Beach got its name from being a beach with clear ocean waves, right? Wrong.

The Clearwater area was first settled in the 1800s. At the time, the area was called Clear Water Harbor. In 1895 Clear Water was combined into a single word, Clearwater. I’ve never actually heard why it was combined to a single word, but the area became “Clearwater Harbor.” Eleven years later in 1906, “Harbor” was dropped, and the area just became “Clearwater.”

The beach in the area matched these changes and is Clearwater Beach. The first bridge connecting Clearwater to Clearwater Beach was a wooden bridge which was built in 1917. The access to Clearwater Beach opened the beach area to development.

That’s how the name Clearwater Beach took shape, but the inspiration for the word Clearwater or Clear Water needs to be talked about still. As mentioned before, it does not come from the clear Gulf of Mexico waters. It actually comes from the clear water of another water source.

The phrase clear water was used frequently in the area because there used to be many natural springs in the area. As the city of Clearwater (Clear Water Habor) was being created, you’d see crystal clear water from the natural springs running down the hills and into the bay. While these springs no longer exist, the city which was named after them continues to grow and attract visitors from around the world! Clearwater Beach has been ranked the #1 Best Beach in the United States and one of the Best Beaches in the World!

Learn more about the history of Clearwater, Florida on the city’s website and view unique historical photos on the Clearwater Historical Society’s website!


Check out “How has Clearwater Beach evolved over the past century? Florida Wonders explores.” by the Tampa Bay Times for amazing before and after photos of Clearwater Beach. There’s even photos of the original wooden bridge stretching 2 and a half miles from downtown Clearwater to Clearwater Beach!