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Winter the Dolphin

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Winter the Dolphin - Clearwater Beach, Florida

Winter in Clearwater Beach is more than just a cold weather season. Winter the Dolphin, is a bottlenose dolphin with a story great enough to make her a movie star. Winter is the star of Dolphin Tale and one of the stars in Dolphin Tale 2.

The Story of Winter the Dolphin

Winter was found, entangled in a crab trap line, near Cape Canaveral, Florida. She was only two months old. Unable to swim and trapped so tightly, the line had cut off circulation to her tail. Winter was disentangled and transported across Florida to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Most dolphins do not survive being trapped in crab trap lines. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium helped Winter through extensive treatments, but her tail could not be saved. It had to be removed.

Winter the dolphin never stopped fighting for her survival. Even without a normal tail, she would fully recover and adapt to a new swim pattern featuring a prosthetic tail.

The full story of Winter the Dolphin can be read in the book, Winter’s Tail or in the movie filmed in Clearwater Beach, Dolphin Tale. (Learn about all the movies filmed in Clearwater Beach, Florida area.)

Visit Winter the Dolphin

You can visit Winter in Clearwater Beach, Florida any time of year. Winter the Dolphin still lives at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter’s story has inspired millions of people from all over the world. Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a marine life rescue center focused on the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick or injured marine animals.

While at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, you’ll get a chance to see Winter the dolphin, Hope – the dolphin star of Dolphin Tale 2, and the other animals that are going through treatment and recovery including dolphins, pelicans, sea turtles, otters, sharks, stingrays, and even more! While you’re there you’ll learn more about the animals there, and you’ll learn more about marine life and conservation of marine life.

Purchase Tickets to see Winter the dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium today!

Great Cool Weather Food on Clearwater Beach

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Great Cool Weather Food on Clearwater Beach

The temperatures are starting to drop in Clearwater Beach, Florida. It’s still warm enough for the beach during the day, but it can start to get a little chilly in the evening. The cooler Clearwater Beach weather isn’t a bad thing though. It is providing great weather for a walk to Caladesi Island, preparing us for Thanksgiving and creating a great atmosphere for enjoying some great Clearwater Beach food that is often overlooked during the hot summer days.

Must Have Cool Weather Food

Bait House Tackle and Tavern – Drunken Shrimp – “Tender shrimp sauteed in a creamy bourbon creole reduction and served with toasted ciabatta bread.”

Bait House Tackle and Tavern – Bait House Clam Chowder – “New England style clam chowder made fresh daily.”

Frenchy’s Original Cafe – Frenchy’s Garlic Crab Fries – “Beer battered fries tossed in garlic butter and parsley, topped with garlic aioli, Old Bay and snow crab.”

Frenchy’s Original Cafe – Original Grouper Sandwich – “Frenchy’s original – fresh filet fried in our seasoned batter.”

Frenchy’s Original Cafe – Buffalo Grouper Sandwich -“Lightly fried and dripped in hot or mildly hot buffalo sauce.”

Frenchy’s Original Cafe – Buffalo Shrimp – “Lightly fried and tossed in our own sauce. Hot or mildly hot, or firecrackers.”

Backwaters Waterfront, Grill & Tavern on Sandkey – Hot Crab-Seafood Dip – “Served with crostinis for dipping.”

Backwaters Waterfront, Grill & Tavern on Sandkey – Seafood Lobster Bisque

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille – Maryland Crab Soup – “Tomato based broth with lots o’veggies and blue crab.”

North Beach Pub – Wisconsin Beer Cheese – “Served with pretzel bread sticks.”

North Beach Pub – S’mores Creme Brulee – “Graham cracker, chocolate custard, and toasted marshmallow.”

Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar – Florida Shrimp and Crab Chowder – “Rich and creamy, house-made chowder with shrimp, crab, red and green peppers, onions, and a hint of sherry. Served with salty crackers.”

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill – Cajun Conch Chowder – “Not your cousin from New England’s “chow-dah” but a tomato based, Manhattan style creation served hot and spicy!”

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill – She Crab Soup – “Our famous secret recipe, housemade daily! Lightly seasoned and creamy.”

Cooters Restaurant and Bar – Hot Crabby Shrimp Dip – “House Speciality! Crab & Shrimp Baked in a creamy spiced cheese sauce. Served with garlic toast rounds.”

Cooters Restaurant and Bar – Seafood Gumbo – “Delectable bites of shrimp, scallops, sausage and fish in a spicy Creole sauce.”

Marina Cantina – Chicken Tortilla Soup – “Rich chicken broth over pulled chicken, crispy tortillas, avocado, pico, green chilies and queso fresco.”

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – November 2018

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - November 2018

Clearwater Beach Weather November 2018

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, but it’s still warm in Clearwater Beach, Florida! The Clearwater Beach November weather stays sunny and warm with the daily highs staying in the mid 70°s and usually only dropping into the mid 60°s at night. This year may be a little bit different, with a warmer start to the month – even seeing some November days in the 80°s! Later in the month, the cool nights may drop into upper 50°s.

Relax in the warm sun during the day, and enjoy watching some great movies filmed in Clearwater Beach during the cool nights.

Clearwater Beach Events November 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!

(No movies scheduled on 2nd or 3rd due to a special event)
November 9th: Incredible’s 2 (PG)
November 10th: Ocean’s 8 – 2018 (PG-13)
November 16th: Midnight Sun (PG-13)
November 17th: Daddy’s Home 2 (PG-13)
November 23rd: Sherlock Gnomes (PG)
November 24th: Ant-Man and The Wasp (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.

F16 North American Championships

November 1st through November 4th, watch multihull regattas compete on the Gulf of Mexico!

Clearwater Beach Uncorked

November 3rd through November 4th, combine the great weather with delicious food and drinks right on the beach next to Pier 60! Purchase tickets today!

Suncoast Jazz Festival

Five indoor venues. Music from morning into the late evening. FREE PARKING and complimentary Jolly Trolley shuttles between hotels and venues.

Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot

The largest running event in the Tampa Bay area with more than 17,000 runners participating annually!

Events Near Clearwater Beach – November 2018

Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain

Ghost Tours of Safety Harbor

Rock & Roll Exhibition at The Florida Holocaust Museum

Royal Palm Market

Sunset Beach Concert Series in Tarpon Springs

Thirsty Pelican Brew Tour

This is not a Selfie Exhibition at MFA St. Pete

Night Blow at Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop

Annual Art Harvest in Dunedin

Disney in Concert – Tale as old as Time Presented by The Florida Orchestra

Dunedin Food Tour

Fall Craft Beer Festival in Pinellas Park

Fenway Hotel Grand Opening & Taoist Tai Chi International Center

Free Train Weekends in Largo

Guy Harvey Outpost – Lightning Watch Party

Kenneth City Fall Festival

Safety Harbor Wine Festival

Yoga at The Dali

St. Pete Beach Dine & Wine Tour

Fall King of the Beach Fishing Tournament

Ribfest in St. Petersburg

Sponge Dock Seafood Festival in Tarpon Springs

Dunedin Wines and Blues

Treasure Island Veterans Day Fall Kite Fly

Annual Sanding Ovations Master’s Cup

Bert’s St. Pete Beach BikeFest

Oozefest Food Truck Rally in Pinellas Park

St. Pete Run Fest

Chillounge Night

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival

Holiday Lights in the Gardens

Thanksgiving Art & Craft Festival in Tarpon Springs