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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Pensacola beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Pensacola beach...

Pensacola beach is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Pensacola beach varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 15.2°C (59.3°F) in March up to 30.1°C (86.2°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 Pensacola 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 Pensacola beach?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Pensacola beach is about:
30°C (86°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Pensacola beach. The nearest one is Pensacola Beach Pier, which is just 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Pensacola beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Pensacola Beach Pier and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Pensacola beach is The Cross Pensacola Beach, which is roughly 1.2km (0.7miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are several other gorgeous beaches near to Pensacola beach. The closest one is Penascola Beach, which is only 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Pensacola beach. Another good beach near Pensacola beach is Gulf Breeze, which is roughly 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Pensacola beach?

The water temperature at Pensacola beach 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 . However, during early spring, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 15°C (59°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine 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 wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Pensacola beach?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Pensacola beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Pensacola beach...

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