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

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

Fort Walton Pier is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Fort Walton Pier varies significantly throughout 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 Pier 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 Pier?

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

Are there any other surf spots close to Fort Walton Pier?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Fort Walton Pier. The closest one is Okaloosa Pier, which is only 0.5km (0.3miles) away from Fort Walton Pier. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Okaloosa Pier and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Fort Walton Pier is Destin, which is 10km (6.2miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches close to Fort Walton Pier. The closest one is Fort Walton Beach, which is just 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Fort Walton Pier. Another fun beach near Fort Walton Pier is Destin, which is ca 6.3km (3.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Fort Walton Pier?

The water temperature at Fort Walton Pier 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 typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Fort Walton Pier. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures cool down to 15°C (58°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Fort Walton Pier?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit 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 change during summer when water temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (76-85°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

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

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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