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Secrets of the Fall at Clearwater Beach

Gorgeous Autumn Weather at Clearwater Beach

Clearwater BeachClearwater Beach has seasonal weather just like anywhere else. While you will never find snow here, it can dip down to perhaps the 40’s in the winter time. However, we are fortunate enough to not see those extremes very often. The fall in Clearwater Beach is never so cold. The weather is warm and the sun is most often shining. The subtropical rainstorms of summer afternoons are fading away and all that is left to replace them is warm air and sandy beaches. While autumn might not seem like prime time to take a beach vacation, you might be surprised how much fun you can have here at Clearwater Beach from September to November.

 

Fantastic Fall Festivals at Clearwater Beach

Stone Crab Fest Clearwater BeachOne of the best parts about autumn at Clearwater Beach is the festivals. You will find some of the best events hidden in the last third of the year. Among the best known festivities are the various stone crab festivals, the Chalk Walk festival, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, the Super Boat Races, the TriRock Triathlon, and the Dunedin Celtic Music festival. Coming to Clearwater beach after summer has Clearwater Beach Chalk Walk 3013ended can definitely have its advantages. All the above events draw great, upbeat crowds, all those attending enjoying the setting of the Florida Gulf Coast. Clearwater Beach comes alive during many of these events, adding an exciting buzz to the air in addition to the natural beauty of the beach.

 

Find Cheaper Vacation Rentals at Clearwater Beach

Vacation rental with beach viewOne of the most popular things about coming to Clearwater Beach in the autumn months is the price. While the cheapest time to come is still November and December, you will find that the rates you search for online for autumn are going to be less expensive than spring and summer.

 

Cleawater Beach in Autumn

Clearwater harbor lightsIf the tourism high season of spring or the traditional beach days of summer aren’t for you, then consider a trip to Clearwater Beach in the fall. You will find warm days with good weather, an abundance of festivals to attend, and rates that might put a smile on your face. Clearwater Beach in the fall is a great vacation idea.

 

Dunedin Celtic Music and Craft Beer Festival

Clearwater Beach TriRock Triathlon 2013

Clearwater Beach Stone Crab Festival 2013

 

Frenchys Salt Water Cafe Stone Crab Fest

Clearwater Beach Stone Crab Festival 2013

Cooters Stone Crab Fest Clearwater BeachStone Crab Festivals on Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach just celebrated Stone Crab Weekend with the help of some great hosting by area restaurants Friday, October 25th through Sunday the 27th. The stone crabs were devoured by large happy crowds, along with some other great seafood and regular treats from the restaurants.

Enjoying the Stone Crab Weekend at Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach Stone Crab Festival tentA few members of our staff visited the Stone Crab Festival at Frenchy’s Original Café, Cooter’s Restaurant and Bar, and Frenchy’s Saltwater Café. Each location had live music, tents to shelter visitors from the midday sun, and lots of food and drinks to go around. During the sunlight hours, the area had plenty of visitors and lots of activity. When the sun went down, the enclosed areas for the festival swelled wall to wall with happy beach-goers.

Clearwater Beach Stone Crab Weekend Success

Clearwater Beach sunsetEven outside the event areas, the streets were filled with people. Pelican Plaza, Crabby Bill’s Seafood Co., and some other locations also had live musicians, filling the air at Clearwater Beach with sound. The crowds at Pier 60 were large, and just down the street was the second annual Chalk Walk Art Fest, which drew a large number of onlookers. In addition to the lively crowds and plenty of entertainment, the weather was perfect, with fantastic sunsets. If you are considering visiting the beach during autumn, take a look at next year’s October line up of events. It is a very good time to vacation at Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater Beach Stone Crab Festival at Frenchys

Cooters Stone Crab Fest Clearwater Beach

 

Cooters Stone Crab Fest Clearwater Beach

Serial Fun Stalking

Fun Activities on the Gulf Coast

Fun things to do along the central Gulf Coast are not difficult to find. Narrowing down the events you want to attend might be more difficult. We have compiled a quick list of serial events, that is to say, events that occur on a regular basis.

2nd Friday Dunedin Wine & Art Walk

The Main Street area of Dunedin is one of the favored local areas for shops and pubs. On the second Friday of the month Dunedin shop owners and vendors show off art, sell food and offer entertainment for street-goers. Visitors can enjoy music at the nearby Pioneer Park. Find out more about this event at the Second Friday Dunedin website.

Friday Night Shuffle

Each Friday night the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club opens up its courts to the public for free. Enjoy the fun of competing with friends and strangers alike under with the towering lights of St. Petersburg nearby. The shuffleboard courts are a great addition to the well-known St. Pete downtown nightlife and is open to all ages. Address and hours for the event can be found at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club website events page.

Brooker Creek Preserve Guided Hikes

Brooker Creek Preserve is a large natural area with a variety of terrains to explore. Volunteers guides will lead you on hikes at the preserve, offering information you might not otherwise discover. Walk along sandy trails through breezy forests of tall oaks, wide, sunny tracts of low-lying Saw Palmettos, and secluded wetland areas filled with beautiful trunks of Cypress trees. Keep your eyes sharp and you might see some of the parks residents, such as deer, Gopher Tortoises and wild turkeys. Visit the Brooker Creek website to find out more about ongoing guided hikes.

Our Town

Our Town Conversation is an intellectual and educational event that is held each month at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. The newly renovated museum is a wonder in itself and provides a fantastic venue. The event host engages noteworthy guests in conversations regarding the activities that have made them community leaders and celebrities. Listen and learn firsthand what has made these individuals key players in the region. See the Dali Museum website for more information on this event.

Dunedin Green Market

The Dunedin Green Market draws in vendors of every description to create an enjoyable culinary experience for visitors. Browse unique fruits and vegetables, along with your standard favorites, sold alongside of bar-b-que delights and regional-favorite Greek recipes. Pioneer Park provides the venue, placing popular area shops and restaurants just across the street. Spend the morning snacking, dining and shopping amid the neighborhoods and shops of Main Street Dunedin. Visit the Green Market webpage for more information.

Some of the local events listed here are seasonal so be sure to check the links for more detailed information!