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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – January 2019

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Clearwater Beach January 2019

Clearwater Beach Weather January 2019

It’s early winter in Clearwater Beach and January is the coldest month for Clearwater Beach, Florida. The January weather in Clearwater Beach has an average high temperature of 66 °s and an average low of 56 °s. Not bad for the coldest month of the year!

Clearwater Beach Events January 2019

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

Enjoy a movie under the stars! Head down to Pier 60’s daily sunset festival and stay for a free movie after sunset. This January you’ll get a chance to see…

January 4th: Smallfoot (PG)
January 5th: Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)
January 11th: Incredible’s 2 (PG-13)
January 12: Midnight Sun (PG-13)
January 18th: Sherlock Gnomes (PG)
January 19th: A House With The Clock In The Walls (PG)
January 25th: (No Movie Scheduled)
January 26th: Christopher Robin (PG)

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

Winter’s Wonderland at CMA: January 1, 2019 – January 6, 2019.

Events Near Clearwater Beach – January 2019

James Michaels: An American Pop Life Exhibition: January 1, 2019 – March 3, 2019

Jewels of Imagination Exhibition at MFA St. Pete: January 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019

Magritte and Dali: January 1, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Outback Bowl: January 1, 2019

Rock & Roll Exhibition at The Florida Holocaust Museum: January 1, 2019 – February 10, 2019

St. Pete Beach Drive Dine & Wine Tour: January 1, 2019 – June 4, 2019

Royal Palm Market: Every Thursday, January 1, 2019 – October 10, 2019

Dunedin Food Tour: Every Saturday, January 1, 2019 – May 25, 2019

Tarpon Springs Epiphany: January 6, 2019

Guy Harvey Outpost Lightning Watch Party: January 12, 2019

Tampa Bay Beer Week: Almost There: January 12, 2019

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: Second Sunday of each month, January 13, 2019 – October 13, 2019

East/West Shrine Game: January 19, 2019

MLK National Parade & Family Fun Day: January 21, 2019

Beautiful Clearwater Beach Views

Beautiful Clearwater Beach Views

Clearwater Beach is an award-winning location for fun family vacations. It’s packed full of soft white sand, great restaurants, spectacular sunsets and amazing views all around the area! Here are some places to go and things to do to experience the best Clearwater Beach views.

Clearwater Beach Beachfront Condos and Hotels

Clearwater Beach Views - Clearwater Beach Beachfront Condos - Surfside Condominiums

Beachfront condos on Clearwater Beach provide beautiful views and privacy! Relax on a private balcony overlooking the beach in these wonderful condominiums and hotels.

Clearwater Beach Restaurants with Great Views

Clearwater Beach Views - Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar

Pair a delicious meal with beautiful views at these Clearwater Beach restaurants!

Clearwater Beach Views Worth Walking To

Clearwater Beach Views - Walk to Caladesi Island

If you’re wanting to exercise while on vacation, talk a walk to some truly stunning areas. Walking anywhere on the beach is beautiful, especially if you walk north to Caladesi Island State Park.

  • Walk to Caladesi Island
  • Walk across Golf Boulevard towards Sand Key: crossing over Clearwater Pass
  • Walk across Clearwater Memorial Causeway: beautiful views of Clearwater Beach from the top of the bridge

Clearwater Beach Views from the Water

Clearwater Beach Views - Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise

The beauty of Clearwater Beach can also be seen by water!

Clearwater Beach Views from the Air

 

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Explore the beauty of Clearwater Beach by land, sea or air!

Frenchy’s on Clearwater Beach

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Frenchy's Clearwater Beach Grouper Sandwich

If you are traveling to Clearwater Beach, you’ll soon begin to see the name “Frenchy’s” everywhere! Clearwater Beach is a small island, but Frenchy has businesses in several different industries operating on the island.

Who is Frenchy?

Despite seeing “Frenchy’s” signs all around the Clearwater Beach, Florida area; he isn’t originally from the area! Michael Preston (“Frenchy”) was born in Canada and grew up speaking both French and English. Michael and his family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he quickly received the nickname “Frenchy” from his new friends.

Frenchy first stepped foot on Clearwater Beach for a vacation shortly after high school. He loved the beautiful area and warm weather and quickly decided not to leave. Frenchy began working at a local Clearwater Beach restaurant as a dishwasher. Over the next several years, he learned the ins and outs of every part of operating a restaurant. Soon, he would be opening his own restaurant.

Frenchy’s Original Cafe

In 1981, Frenchy opened his first restaurant – Frenchy’s Cafe (now called Frenchy’s Original Cafe). Located at 41 Baymont Street on Clearwater Beach, Frenchy’s Original Cafe is still open today and known for the exact same thing that made them popular in 1981: Friendly atmosphere, cold drinks, and fresh seafood – specifically the grouper sandwich. The restaurant quickly became popular enough to have lines out the door and struggled to find a large enough local seafood provider to keep their kitchen full. Needing more local fresh fish and seeing a growing demand for fresh fish in the Clearwater Beach area, Frenchy started another business on Clearwater Beach.

Frenchy’s Seafood Company

Frenchy bought his first fishing boat in 1983 and opened Frenchy’s Seafood Company. The focus was to supply continuously, fresh and high-quality seafood to his restaurant and other restaurants in the Clearwater Beach area. As the desire for fresh local seafood increased, he purchased more fishing boats and grew his fleet. The fish are line caught, then weighed, cut and prepared on Clearwater Beach docks. The fresh fish is delivered to local restaurants, including Frenchy’s restaurants, every day.

Frenchy’s Continued Growth

Frenchy has a love for restaurants and Clearwater Beach, so he kept opening restaurants on Clearwater Beach. He opened Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe, located on 419 Poinsettia Avenue on Clearwater Beach in 1989. In 1991 he opened the very popular, beachfront Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille. In 2003, Frenchy expanded south of the circle on Clearwater Beach and opened Frenchy’s South Beach.

After opening his fourth restaurant on Clearwater Beach, he took a break from restaurants and purchased the Olympia Motel on Clearwater Beach. After strong renovations, Frenchy opened a retro 60’s style beach motel featuring 15 units with waterfront views of the intercoastal. The retro hotel was named Frenchy’s Oasis Motel and opened in 2010.

In 2013, Frenchy expanded his name off the island. He opened Frenchy’s Outpost Bar & Grill. “Frenchy’s Outpost Bar & Grill is an open-air Key West Style restaurant situated near the causeway to beautiful Honeymoon Island in Dunedin.”


If you’re in the Clearwater Beach area, be sure to grab lunch or dinner at one of Frenchy’s restaurants. My personal favorite is Frenchy’s Original Cafe. I love their buffalo shrimp and the original grouper sandwich and it’s only blocks from Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach.

If I catch a late flight to Clearwater Beach, Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille is one of my favorite late-night eats on Clearwater Beach. Not only is it a very short walk from Surfside Condos and The Villas of Clearwater Beach – but a great way to get there is a quick and beautiful walk on the beach!

What’s your favorite of Frenchy’s restaurant?