Beach vacations are not just for summertime, you know. A Florida Gulf Beach vacation during the fall months is an experience all its own—and one that has a lot to offer you and your family. Today we’re putting the spotlight on the best of the Gulf Coast in the coming months and what you have to look forward to on our beaches and around our gulf towns this autumn. Try planning a Gulf Coast getaway this fall. We promise you’ll fall in love, pun intended. Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect. Our Florida fall favorites will quickly become your favorites, too.
Fabulous Fall Weather
Sunny warm days and comfortable coastal nights under the stars are one of the perks of this time of year in Florida. The humidity has lessened and so have the summer temps, so you get a little bit of a break from the heat but there’s still enough to feel like you’re in a tropical paradise.
You can find the monthly average temperatures for Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores, Florida here.
Some of our favorite things to do in the fall include taking a bike ride through town and along the Pinellas Bike Trail, going fishing, collecting shells, strolling the shoreline, exploring the local parks and nature preserves, catching up on a good beach read while your toes are in the sand, experiencing the popular Florida attractions, walking and shopping at John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, and attending the locally loved festivals and events that happen in our community and beyond. There’s so much autumn enjoyment to be had, we want to share it with you. Fall at the beach is the best!
Gulf Coast Fishing
Fishing the Gulf of Mexico is an awesome adventure any time of year, but the fall months bring in their own seasonal catches and fun fishing outings that are sure to please every angler from novice to expert.
Whether you prefer surf fishing, charter fishing, inshore fishing, fishing from the pier or the dock, you can find it all during your Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores Florida vacation.
We did a special post on Fall Fishing in Florida that you definitely want to read. You’ll find all you need to know about Florida fishing licenses, where to fish, what fish are in season and more. Remember that many of our Gulf Coast vacation rentals offer their own boat docks for your fishing pleasure, so you might want to peruse your options.
Have you seen Plumlee Realty’s Historic Indian Rocks Beach Boathouse vacation rental? It’s an angler’s delight and a boater’s dream. It’s right on the Intracoastal Waterway and you can dock right at your doorstep. Check it out!
Fresh Florida Seafood
Ooh baby, baby! Florida Gulf Coast seafood is always on the menu here. The seasonal catch changes as the months roll on.
One of the highlights of the fall here is Stone Crab season on the Gulf Coast. It’s an epic and much anticipated event every October. So much so that you can find local festivals celebrating the start of stone crab season where you can get your fill and satisfy your long-awaited stone crab craving.
Florida Stone Crab season begins October 15 and runs through May. You can read all about why it’s a local favorite and what to expect in our previous post on stone crab season and what it’s all about. Tell your family, tell your friends and let’s all celebrate together.
Local Events & Festivals
Celebrate the season with us here at the beach. Autumn at the beach offers all of the fall fun and festivities you’d expect but with a coastal twist.
Big autumn events typically include Indian Rocks Beach Oktoberfest, the St. Pete Mural Festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday and plenty more local events in and around Indian Rocks Beach. There’s a little something for everyone of every age and interest.
You can also find more event information on the Beach Welcome Center calendar page, the Indian Rocks Beach special events page, and the Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Fall Events and Festivals Guide.
Best Gulf Beach Rentals
Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty has a reputation for quality and a long-standing relationship with both the local community and with our guests. We know our area and love it, so we’re happy to share the best of what we have to offer with you and your family.
From amazing amenities to all the room you need for your family to be comfortable, while still enjoying all of the luxuries of a vacation, your Gulf Coast rental is your private oasis.
Choose your dates, narrow down the amenities that matter most to you and your guests, and be where you want to be whether that’s right on the Gulf of Mexico or on the Intracoastal Waterway. Then take a look at which beach vacation rentals fit your criteria and choose the perfect one for you. It’s that simple! Of course if you need any help, we’re right here to answer any and all of your questions.
Get started by finding the right Gulf Coast vacation rental for you.
Come visit us this fall and find out what your favorites are. Cheers to autumn on Florida’s gorgeous gulf coast!