"It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”
Well… it’s the heat too!
Central Florida beaches are well known for their lack of the classical four seasons found in the northern part of the country. Indian Rocks Beach is thin strip of land surrounded by two different bodies of water. It is this proximity to water that creates a stable climate that typically ranges between which makes it similar to Miami, FL and Honolulu, HI. It’s safe to say that Indian Rocks Beach has two seasons, summer and spring, with an occasional month of fall, and a few days of winter.
The Best Time to Visit Florida for Weather
While weather dictates a great deal of the activities while you are on a beach vacation, a mentor of mine frequently said, “It’s not what happens to you in life that’s important, it’s how you handle it that matters.”
The perfection of weather in central Florida depends on what you are looking for and how you plan your day. Honestly, as a lifetime resident of Florida, the weather here is always nice, you just need to know how to work it.
As a general rule, if you are visiting Florida for a summer vacation and planning to enjoy any of the numerous outside activities, plan to do these early in the day and be done by about 2:00 p.m.
A perfect beach vacation morning for Florida weather
Here’s an example of an ideal itineraries for a new Florida resident.
Roll out of bed around 9 a.m. and walk on the beach to a local breakfast diner, enjoying a leisurely breakfast, then look for shark’s teeth and shells on your way back to your vacation rental. After this, a dip in the pool or swim in the Gulf of Mexico will really hit the spot.
For many locals, the best months to visit Florida are the mild ones. February, March, and April are by far the coolest months and spring is in the air.