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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 coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 12018 people. The water temperature around Panama City Beach varies extremely during 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 shown in the interactive table 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 near Panama City Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters around Panama City Beach is ca:
30°C (86°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 5.5km (3.4miles) away from Panama City Beach. Click here for more information on St Andrews State Park and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Panama City Beach are The PassAmazons, which is approximately 5.5km (3.4miles) away, and Port st joe cape, located ca 39.3km (24.4miles) from Panama City Beach.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Panama City Beach. A beach that might be worth checking out is Panama City Beach, which is 0km (0miles) away from Panama City Beach. Another beautiful beach near Panama City Beach is Grayton Beach, which is 23.9km (14.9miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Panama City Beach?

The sea temperature around 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 required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures cool down to 15°C (58°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Panama City Beach?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. 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. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that 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.

Fun facts about Panama City Beach...

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