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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 surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Destin changes significantly during 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 illustrated 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 about:
20°C (69°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Destin. The nearest one is Okaloosa Pier, which is just 9.6km (5.9miles) away from Destin. Click here for directions and for more information on Okaloosa Pier and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Destin is Fort Walton Pier, which is roughly 10km (6.2miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are other gorgeous beaches near to Destin. The closest one is Destin, which is 3.8km (2.4miles) away from Destin. Another gorgeous beach near Destin is Miramar Beach, which is roughly 4.5km (2.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Destin?

The sea 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 scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 16°C (60°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, 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 have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Destin?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that like to hang out 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.

Some fun facts about Destin...

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