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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Fort Walton Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Fort Walton Beach...

Fort Walton Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Fort Walton Beach varies significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.4°F) in March up to 29.7°C (85.4°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (75°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Fort Walton Beach. The closest one is Fort Walton Pier, which is only 2.1km (1.5miles) away from Fort Walton Beach. Click here for more information on Fort Walton Pier and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Fort Walton Beach are Okaloosa Pier, which is roughly 2.5km (1.5miles) away, and Destin, located ca 11.2km (7miles) from Fort Walton Beach.

Are there any other nice beaches in close proximity to Fort Walton Beach?

Yes, there are other nice beaches in proximity to Fort Walton Beach. The nearest one is Destin, which is 7.5km (4.6miles) away from Fort Walton Beach. Another good beach near Fort Walton Beach is Navarre Beach, which is approximately 14.9km (9.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Fort Walton Beach?

The water temperature at Fort Walton Beach is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (85°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is usually not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 15°C (58°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Fort Walton Beach?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during June, July, and August when temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (76-85°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Fort Walton Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Fort Walton Beach...

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