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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Big Pine Key, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Big Pine Key...

Big Pine Key is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 4252 people. The water temperature around Big Pine Key has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 20.9°C (69.5°F) in December up to 30.3°C (86.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Big Pine Key is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Big Pine Key?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Big Pine Key is approximately:
27°C (81°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Big Pine Key. The closest decent spot is Naples Pier, which is almost 105.5km (65.5miles) away from Big Pine Key. Click here for more information on Naples Pier and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Harbor House, which is ca 114.4km (71.1miles) away from Big Pine Key. Another surfspot is Harbor House, located ca 114.4km (71.1miles) from Big Pine Key.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Big Pine Key. The closest decent beach is Boca Chica, which is only 22km (13.7miles) away from Big Pine Key. Another beautiful beach near Big Pine Key is Marathon, approximately 23.6km (14.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Big Pine Key?

The water temperature around Big Pine Key is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during November, December, and January, temperatures reach lows of 21°C (70°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Big Pine Key?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F) during November, December, and January. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Big Pine Key: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Big Pine Key...

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