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Clearwater Beach Hurricane Season

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Clearwater Beach Hurricane Season

It’s early September 2018. We have just watched Tropical Storm Gordon push through the Gulf of Mexico, flooding the streets in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Now we are keeping our eyes on Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic. Hurricane Florence is tracking towards Bermuda but could turn at any time. Behind Hurricane Florence, there are two more storms starting to build that could be headed towards the United States. It’s officially the peak of the Clearwater Beach Hurricane Season.

The North Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Season, that includes the storms that would hit Clearwater Beach, actually started back in June and continues through November. The peak of Clearwater Beach Hurricane Season begins in mid-August and continues through September.

Clearwater Beach Hurricane – What To Do

If you have rented a beachfront condominium from Surfside Condominiums or The Villas of Clearwater Beach during the Clearwater Beach hurricane season, here’s what to do…

You need to keep an eye on the weather before you head to Clearwater Beach, Florida.

If beautiful beach weather is predicted. Great! Head to Clearwater Beach, relax, enjoy and have a wonderful trip. Maybe even walk down the beach to Palm Pavilion and grab a Hurricane at the bar – enjoy some great food and drinks right on the beach!

When you check the weather before the trip if there’s a hurricane headed towards Florida keep in touch with us before your trip. Call us, email us, reach out to us through our live chat system on our website. We will help answer any questions you may have. It is rare that a storm will require Clearwater Beach to be evacuated, but if that is the case during your trip B&W Management, Inc. will refund you.

If you’re interested in watching the Clearwater Beach Weather live, check out our Live Webcam! Our HD Webcam runs every day. You can take a look at the beach live at any time. Enjoy the same view you’ll have from the balcony of a beachfront condominium! Find our webcam here and even watch some of the highlights from the past such as: Tropical Storm Alberto on Clearwater Beach, beautiful Clearwater Beach sunsets, Hurricane Irma on Clearwater Beach, and a fireball pushing through the night sky over Clearwater Beach!

If you need more information on being prepared for a Clearwater Beach hurricane, please review the Pinellas County, Florida All-Hazards Guide. Download the full guide by clicking here.

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – September 2018

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events September 2018

Clearwater Beach Weather September 2018

Summer is wrapping up, but the beautiful weather isn’t going away. September is a beautiful month in Clearwater Beach, Florida. On average, the weather in Clearwater Beach ranges between 85°  and 77°. This year, September starts off in the low 90°s, but quickly drops into the 80°s. The second half of September drops into 70°s.  Currently, the first two weeks of September show a few days with a chance of rain. This is common. The average Clearwater Beach Weather for September includes ~9 days with rain.

Clearwater Beach Events September 2018

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

Check out the Daily Sunset Festival at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach! The daily Clearwater Beach sunset festival includes local artisans, crafters, street performers and of course a beautiful sunset! On Friday and Saturday nights, stick around after sunset and enjoy a free movie under the stars at the Pier 60 Sunset Cinema!

September 1st: Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
September 7th: Show Dogs (PG)
September 8th: Overboard (PG-13)
September 14th: Paws P.I. (PG)
September 15th: Meagan Leavey (PG-13)
September 21st: I Kill Giants
September 22nd: Life of the Party (PG-13)
September 28th: Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)
September 29th: Pacific Rim: Uprising (PG-13)

Clearwater Farmers Market

The Clearwater Farmers Market features local vendors, fresh produce, and liquid sunshine all in one location! The Clearwater Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 PM.

Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week 2018

The 9th annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is coming up from September 14th to September 23rd. We will be celebrating 10 days celebrating the culinary experiences available on Clearwater Beach. From top-notch dining to casual cuisine, experience delicious foods from the great local restaurants of Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater Super Boat National Championship

Sit on the soft sands of the beach, or the balconies of your beachfront condominium rental, and watch boats race by at speeds up to 180 mph! The Clearwater Super Boat National Championship races take place on September 28th through September 30th. You’ll also be able to see the Super Boats parade on September 26th and 27th! Check

SSG International Beach Games

The Sunshine State Games Olympic-style beach games will be on Clearwater Beach from September 28th through September 30th. Come out and watch some fun beach games featuring: Beach Rugby, Beach Soccer, Beach Tennis, Beach Ultimate Frisbee, Beach Wrestling, Highland Games, Open Water Swim, Powerlifting and the Ultra Weight Pentathlon.

Worth The Drive – Tarpon Springs, Florida

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Tarpon Springs, Florida

Looking for a great day trip to take from Clearwater Beach, Florida? Head to the beautiful Greek village of Tarpon Springs! Tarpon Springs has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the United States. Enjoy a short trip to Tarpon Springs and experience delicious Greek food, quaint local shops and walks down the sponge docks.

The History of Tarpon Springs, Florida

Tarpon Springs, Florida is a small area surrounding bayous flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. The small area was settled in 1876, and by the 1880s the first sponge business was already founded and the industry quickly began growing. Greek Immigrants began arriving in Tarpon Springs in the 1890s to work in the growing sponge industry.

In 1905 sponge diving was introduced and many of the Greek immigrants became sponge divers. The sponge industry soon became one of the leading maritime industries of Florida, and the most important industry for Tarpon Springs, generating millions of dollars a year.

In 1947 a large bloom of Red Tide algae nearly wiped out the sponge fields of the Gulf of Mexico. The sponge diving industry took a massive hit, and many of the locals forced to switch industries – often switching to the shrimping industry. The Gulf of Mexico sponge fields slowly recovered from the damage caused by the red tide algae and the sponge fishing industry began growing again. In the 1980’s, the Mediterranean sponges were almost completely killed off by a sponge disease, leading to a boom in the Tarpon Springs Sponge Industry.

Things to do in Tarpon Springs, Florida

I absolutely love visiting Tarpon Springs. It’s very difficult for me to not to take a quick drive up to Tarpon Springs when on vacation in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The atmosphere of the small Greek city is fantastic, especially when walking down the Historic Sponge Docks.

The entire area has delicious Greek restaurants on every block. My personal favorite is Hellas Restaurant and Bakery. Hellas sits right in the historic sponge dock area. Sitting right near the sponge docks and filled with local history and Greek influence, the atmosphere of the restaurant is incredible. And more importantly, the food is incredibly delicious! My favorite things on the menu are Hella’s Original Greek Salad, Saganaki (Opa!), Hellas Gyro and their Mediterranean Stuffed Shrimp. For dessert, I usually grab some baklava to go because I’ve already eaten way too much!

After an amazing (and very large) meal, I love walking for a walk along the historic sponge docks. There are so many really fun and unique shops in that area selling. If you have time, be sure to check out: GETAGURU homemade soap, The Sponge Exchange, Tarpon Sponge Company, and Lori’s Soaps & Sponges!

Tarpon Springs isn’t just local shops and delicious Greek food, it also has great activities for the whole family! You can go for a Sponge Diving Tour! Learn the history of Tarpon Springs and even watch a sponge diver put on traditional inflatable sponge diving suit and provide a hands-on display of the different types of sponges. There’s also a fantastic Aquarium in Tarpon Springs!

Visit Tarpon Springs, Florida

The great location and fun activities make Tarpon Springs a fantastic place for a short day trip or even just a quick trip for a delicious lunch or dinner. On the way to and from Tarpon Springs, you’ll drive past the entrance of Honeymoon Island State Park – a beautiful sunset location.  You’ll also be able to catch a ferry from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi Island if you’re not up for the walk to Caladesi Island State Park from Clearwater Beach.

You can also connect a day of Kayaking at Crystal River, Florida with a delicious Greek dinner in Tarpon Springs for an incredible day trip from Clearwater Beach that’s totally worth the drive!