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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Destin, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Destin...

Destin is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Destin has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 15.5°C (59.9°F) in March up to 29.9°C (85.8°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Destin 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 at Destin?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Destin is approximately:
20°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Destin. The nearest one is Destin, which is just 3.8km (3.6miles) away from Destin. Click here for more information on Destin and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Destin are Okaloosa Pier, which is approximately 5.8km (3.6miles) away, and Fort Walton Pier, located approximately 6.3km (3.9miles) from Destin.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches near to Destin. The nearest one is Fort Walton Beach, which is 7.5km (4.6miles) away from Destin. Another nice beach near Destin is Miramar Beach, which is roughly 8.3km (5.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Destin?

The water temperature at Destin is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early spring, water temperatures come down to nearly 16°C (60°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Destin?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Destin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Destin...

Do you know what the the island White in Antarctica, the geo Grenell Canyon , and the city Neuenkirchen in Germany have in common with Destin? Click on the links to find out...