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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Panama City Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Panama City Beach...

Panama City Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Panama City Beach has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.7°C (58.4°F) in February up to 29.7°C (85.5°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (72°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Panama City 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 Panama City Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Panama City Beach is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Panama City Beach. The nearest one is St Andrews State Park, which is just 5.5km (3.4miles) away from Panama City Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on St Andrews State Park and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Panama City Beach are The PassAmazons, which is roughly 5.5km (3.4miles) away, and Port st joe cape, located 39.3km (24.4miles) from Panama City Beach.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Panama City Beach. The next good one is Grayton Beach, which is just 23.9km (14.9miles) away from Panama City Beach. Another beach near Panama City Beach is Santa Rosa Beach, 29.4km (18.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Panama City Beach?

The sea temperature at Panama City Beach 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 late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 15°C (58°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Panama City Beach?

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 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Panama City Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Panama City Beach...

Do you know what the the city Scisciano in Italy, the geo Ambelau Basin , and the city Babaeski in Turkey have in common with Panama City Beach? Click on the links to find out...