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Clearwater Beach Parking

Clearwater Beach Parking

It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting Clearwater Beach for a day, a week or even longer – you’ll need a place to park. Here are some of the best Clearwater Beach parking options.

Clearwater Beach Beachfront Condos Parking

If you’re staying in a Clearwater Beach hotel, beachfront condo or other rental properties, you’ll probably have a parking spot available for you. Some will be included with the rental cost, others will require additional payment.

If you’re staying with us at The Villas of Clearwater Beach or Surfside Condos you’ll have a spot saved for you right at the bottom of the Condominium, just steps from the beach and your beachfront condo! Even if you’re staying with us, you may need parking occasionally. Most of Clearwater Beach is within walking distance, but if you do want to take your car somewhere else on Clearwater Beach you may have some difficulty finding parking.

Here are some tips to help you find parking near the area you are going to.

Clearwater Beach Parking Lots

  • Parking Lot 39 – Heilwood Street and Mandalay Ave
  • Parking Lot 38 – Family Aquatic Center & Rec Center off Bay Esplanade
  • Parking Lot 37 – In between Avalon Street and Kendall Street
  • Parking Lot 36 – Between Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill and Palm Pavillion Beachside Bar & Grill
  • Parking Lot 34 – Inbetween Mandalay Ave and Poinsettia Ave just before Papaya Street
  • Spare Spott Parking – Off E Shore Drive
  • Parking Lot 43 – Gateway off E Shore Drive
  • 400 Mandalay Avenue Parking – (Not always open to the public)
  • Clearwater Beach Marina Parking Lot
  • Pier 60 Parking – Lot just south of Pier 60
  • Spare Spott Parking – 405 Coronado Drive
  • Beach Parking – South Beach Parking off S Gulfview Blvd
  • 1060 Gulf Blvd Parking in Sand Key Park
  • 1201 Gulf Blvd Parking at Marriott Suites on Sand Key

Clearwater Beach Parking Garages

Clearwater Beach Street Parking

There are parking meters on many of the streets on Clearwater Beach. These can be paid by coins and some (if not all) can also be paid by credit card or through a smartphone app!

Other Clearwater Beach Travel Options

Find parking in Downtown Clearwater and ride into Clearwater Beach!

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – September 2019

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events September 2019

Clearwater Beach Weather September 2019

The temperature begins to drop in September. The average Clearwater Beach weather in September has temperatures in the mid to low 80s. The chances of rain begin to drop, but there are still frequent rains – it is still the peak of the Clearwater Beach hurricane season.

Clearwater Beach Events September 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

  • 9/6/2019: Beauty And The Beast (PG)
  • 9/7/2019: Avengers: Endgame (PG-13)
  • 9/13/2019: Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG)
  • 9/14/2019: A Dog’s Journey (PG)
  • 9/20/2019: The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)
  • 9/21/2019: The Hustle (PG-13)
  • 9/27/2019: Dolphin Tale 2 (PG)
  • 9/28/2019: Aladdin (PG)

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

The Australian Pink Floyd Show: “All That You Love” Tour: at Ruth Eckerd Hall on September 4th at 8 PM.

NSA Michele Smith College Showcase: September 14 and 15, 2019.

IBC Baseball National Qualifier Fall Classic: September 27 – 29, 2019.

2019 Clearwater Offshore National Championship

Friday, September 28, 2019

  • Race Village at Coachman Park: 12 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Boat Parade & Block Party on Cleveland Street: 6:45 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Baystar VIP Party at Coachman Park: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Shephard’s Kick-Off Party at Shephard’s Beach Resort: 8:00 PM – Close

Saturday, September 29, 2019

  • Powerboat Race Village at Coachman Park: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • National Artist Live at Pier 60: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunset at Pier 60 with Fireworks: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Shephard’s VIP Party at Shephard’s Beach Resort: 8:00 PM – Close

Sunday, September 30, 2019

  • Power Boat Races: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Race Party & Awards Ceremony: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Shephard’s Largest Post Race Beach Party: 4:00 PM – Close

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – September 2019

Tampa Bay Rays Home Games

  • 9/1/2019: Rays vs. Indians – 1:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/2/2019: Rays vs. Orioles – 1:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/3/2019: Rays vs. Orioles – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/4/2019: Rays vs. Orioles – 1:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/5/2019: Rays vs. Blue Jays – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/6/2019: Rays vs. Blue Jays – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/7/2019: Rays vs. Blue Jays – 6:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/8/2019: Rays vs. Blue Jays – 1:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/20/2019: Rays vs. Red Sox – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/21/2019: Rays vs. Red Sox – 6:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/22/2019: Rays vs. Red Sox – 1:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/23/2019: Rays vs. Red Sox – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/24/2019: Rays vs. Yankees – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/25/2019: Rays vs. Yankees – 7:10 PM (EDT)

See the full Tampa Bay Rays schedule including away games, and purchase tickets here.

Tampa Bay Rowdies

  • 9/7/2019: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Charlotte Independence – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/14/2019: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Atlanta United 2 – Home 7:30 PM (ET)
  • 9/21/2019: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Bethlehem Steel F.C. – Home 7:30 PM (ET)

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • 9/17/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Home 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/18/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/20/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators – Home 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/21/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators – Away 8:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/24/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/26/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/28/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers – Home 7:00 PM (ET)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 9/8/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. San Francisco 49ers – Home 4:25 PM (EDT)
  • 9/12/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers – Away 8:20 PM (EDT)
  • 9/22/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants – Home 4:05 PM (EDT)
  • 9/29/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams – Away – 4:05 PM (EDT)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – September 2019

A Feast For The Eyes Exhibition: September 1st and 2nd.

Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami: Now through September 22, 2019.

Busch Gardens Bier Fest: August 24, 2019 through September 8, 2019.

$10 Tuesday at the James Museum: Every Tuesday!

Gulfport Tuesday Morning Fresh Market: Every Tuesday!

Royal Palm Market: Every Thursday!

Sunset Beach Concert Series in Tarpon Springs: September 5, 2019.

0.1 Run: 528 Feet of Fun: September 6, 2019.

Colin Mochrie Presents Hyprov at the Mahaffey Theater: September 6, 2019.

First Friday St. Pete: September 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: September 6 and 21, 2019.

Tarpon Springs First Friday: September 6, 2019.

Brocante Market: September 7 and 8, 2019.

Opening Reception for “Beaches, Benches and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay”: September 7, 2019.

That ART Festival at Jannus Live: September 7, 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: September 8, 2019.

2nd Friday’s in Dunedin: September 13, 2019.

Moonlight Canopy Tours: (2 weekends a month) September 13 and 14, and September 20 and 21, 2019.

Brandon Ray: Denim and Dreams Benefit Concert: September 14, 2019.

Guerilla Art Market: September 14, 2019.

Second Saturday’s at Sirata: September 14, 2019.

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk: September 14, 2019.

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

Crossing The Bay: September 20 – September 22, 2019.

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

Safety Harbor’s 3rd Friday Music Series: September 20, 2019.

Bucs Beach Bash: September 21 – 22, 2019.

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

Rapptoberfest: September 21 – October 20, 2019.

Bootcamp & Brews at 3 Daughters Brewing: August 24, 2019.

Masterworks: Opening Night: September 28, 2019.

Taste of the Beaches: September 28, 2019.

RumFish Beach Resort Rays Watch Party: September 29, 2019.

Where to buy wine in Clearwater Beach, Florida

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Clearwater Beach Wine - Where to buy wine in Clearwater Beach Florida

Wine and good views just go together! It’s hard to beat sitting on a beachfront balcony and sipping a cool Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, or a slightly chilled (~60 degrees) Cabernet Sauvignon!

Okay, any type of wine is great at any time! If you’re looking to enjoy some wine while visiting Clearwater Beach, here are the best places to drink wine and where to buy more when you run out!

Please don’t drink and drive!

Where to Drink Wine in Clearwater Beach, Florida

Beachfront Condos

Sitting on your private balcony, with a cool glass of wine in hand is a beautiful place to be. You have a great view, the wine of your choice, more cooling in your full kitchen just inside and no need to drive anywhere to get home!

Alcohol is not allowed directly on the beach, but this is just as good if not better because it stays cool just steps away! There are many beachfront condos all with private balconies and full kitchens available at Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach!

Clearwater Beach Bars, Restaurants, and Boats with Great wine and views!

There are many great Clearwater Beach bars and restaurants to grab some drinks and enjoy the beauty of the beach. Here are some of the best spots for drinking wine and enjoying great views!

After holding a glass of wine in your hand for a while, you may start to feel your balance sway back and forth… because you’re on a boat of course!

You can enjoy a different view of Clearwater Beach and some cool drinks on these boats!

There’s one place I have to mention when talking about wine on Clearwater Beach, and that’s Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro! They may not have a beachfront view, but they have an amazing wine selection with a European inspired menu. Wine can be enjoyed there or you may purchase some to take home with you.

Where to Buy Wine

If you’re staying in having a few drinks at home, you can pick up some wine at these local stores.

Clearwater Beach Wine Festivals

While there are many festivals throughout the year on Clearwater Beach, most of which offer some food, wine, and beer options – there are also a Clearwater Beach festival focused on food and drinks!

Clearwater Beach Taste Fest!

Taking place each spring, Clearwater Beach Taste Fest highlights local restaurants, wine and craft beer! This event also includes live entertainment and fireworks on the beach next to Pier 60!