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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santa Rosa Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Santa Rosa Beach...

Santa Rosa Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Santa Rosa Beach varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 15.3°C (59.6°F) in March up to 29.4°C (84.9°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 Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa Beach?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Santa Rosa Beach. The closest decent spot is Destin, which is about 12.2km (13.5miles) away from Santa Rosa Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Destin and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Santa Rosa Beach are Okaloosa Pier, which is roughly 21.7km (13.5miles) away, and Fort Walton Pier, located ca 22.2km (13.8miles) from Santa Rosa Beach.

Are there any other beaches in proximity to Santa Rosa Beach?

There are other beautiful beaches in proximity to Santa Rosa Beach. The closest one is Grayton Beach, which is 6km (3.7miles) away from Santa Rosa Beach. Another good beach near Santa Rosa Beach is Miramar Beach, which is 7.9km (4.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Santa Rosa Beach?

The sea temperature at Santa Rosa Beach is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (85°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 15°C (60°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 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 Santa Rosa Beach?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (60-69°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (76-85°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Santa Rosa Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Santa Rosa Beach...

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