Although it was originally predicted that Hurricane Ian would have a major impact on St. Pete/Clearwater and the Tampa Bay region, the storm passed approximately 150 miles to our south. Our thoughts are with our friends in the Fort Myers Beach area, as well as other Florida communities that have been impacted. We are very fortunate that the effects on St. Pete/Clearwater have been relatively mild.
If you are heading to the beach in the days after a storm, it's particularly important to be aware of current beach conditions. Look to the beach flag warning system (see details lower on this page) and heed any posted warnings. Rip tides can be present without being obvious to beachgoers. Below, you'll also find information on seasonal air and water temperatures, as well as additional resources to help you plan your beach vacation.
As you enjoy America's Best Beaches, please remember to be considerate of other beachgoers, wear sunscreen, stay hydrated, and have a safe and sunny beach day.