Destin, Crystal Beach, Florida Vacation Forcast

Weather and Climate:

Visitors to the Emerald Coast swim all year long in the Gulf of Mexico. If you are visiting from anywhere north of Interstate 10, your view of "comfortable" water temperatures will be less stringent than the local's. From a local's point of view (those living south of Interstate 10), May through October are the best months for swimming in the Gulf. During these months, water temperatures range in the Mid 70's to mid 80's. April and November can be a bit cool depending on surface temperatures...upper 60's to low 70's is the norm.. December through March is usually cooler, in the 50's and 60's. The temperatures are always pet friendly, so be sure to bring the whole family.

Yearly Average Water Temperature:

  • Jan 56 (cold for most people)
  • Feb 58 (cold for most people)
  • March 63 (depends on the weather....can be cold or warm)
  • April 71 (depends on the weather....can be cold or warm)
  • May 78 (refreshing..warm enough for locals to swim)
  • June 84 (everyone's in the water)
  • July 85 (very warm)
  • August 86 (very warm)
  • September 82 (nice)
  • October 74 (depends on the weather....usually warmer than cold)
  • November 65 (depends on the weather....mostly colder)
  • December 58 (no locals are in the water)