One of the most important things to stay on top of when planning a vacation in Destin, Florida is the weather! is here to help you keep up with the monthly weather and weather trends, so you can schedule your vacation on a bright and sunny week. Check out each of our monthly weather breakdowns for Destin, so you can be sure to pack appropriately. Rain or shine Destin, Florida is a premium vacation destination, but if you use this site you can be sure that your trip to Destin will consist of more shine and less rain! Stay update to date with all weather-related activity in Destin here and book your Destin vacation rental on or! Using one of the two aforementioned sites will allow you to book your Destin vacation rental directly with the property owner, thus saving you a bundle of money of money on booking fees charged by most other sites!


Sea water temperatureJanuary in Destin is much different than January in most other places. It gets cool, but not as much due to its closeness to the equator. January is a great month to come down to get away from the harsh winters at home! During this month in Destin we at recommend visitors bring some warm clothing for the evenings such as jeans, jackets, sweatshirts, etc. While this weather is “cold” for Destin, in comparison to most other parts of the United States this is a very mild winter. While some guests will suit up and hit the water others may choose not to, but the mid-afternoon weather is ideal to get a round of eighteen in on one of the many local golf courses. Though the cooler weather is only mildly chilly, it does cause some vacationers to stay away, therefore freeing up the normally crowded attractions. Prepare with a jacket and jeans and hit the water on a fishing charter or dolphin excursion without the crowds! Come enjoy this nice mild winter month in Destin!

Average Temperature: 45 – 61 degrees
Average High Temp: 61 degrees
Average Low Temp: 45 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 5.08
Average Gulf Water Temp: 64 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 10.14-10.44 hours

Sea water temperatureFebruary in Destin is not much different than January. The temperatures will start increasing as spring approaches but not drastically. As with January, February in Destin is much more bearable than February in other places. We at recommend that you pack sweatshirts, hoodies, jeans, sweatpants, shorts and t-shirt if you are visiting in February. The days can be slightly chilly but for those of us from the northern part of the United States these temperatures are very mild. Throw on a light jacket and head to one of the various state or local parks and go for a hike. The temperature in February may deter swimming in the ocean for some, but if you dress properly (sweatshirt and jeans) it is not to cold for a stroll down the beach. Keep in mind in can be windy on the beach and you may want to come prepared with an extra jacket just in case. February is also a great month to rent an electric bicycle and go for a nice ride. Since the weather is cooler there will be substantially less people in Destin, thus clearing the roadways for a nice smooth bike ride. Beat the crowds and enjoy mild winter weather by vacationing in Destin, Florida in February!

Average Temperature: 47- 63 degrees
Average High Temp: 63 degrees
Average Low Temp: 47 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 5.28
Average Gulf Water Temp: 64 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 10.45-11.31 hours

Sea water temperatureMarch is the first month you start feeling the difference: Spring is right around the corner! The ocean water may still be considered chilly by some, but with a wetsuit it is totally swimmable, or you can find a heated pool to jump in. March is the perfect month to do participate in a ton of fun-filled activities in Destin! In terms of packing, we suggest that you pack the same as you would for January or February. While towards the later half of March you may not need a jacket, there is always potential for a chilly evening. One of our favorite activities in Destin during March is flying kites at the boardwalk. The mid-day weather is gorgeous and with plenty of gusting winds it is an ideal place and time to fly a kite! While the weather is gorgeous in March the crowds have not quite taken over Destin yet in March making it a prime time to vacation!

Average Temperature: 53 – 68 degrees
Average High Temp: 68 degrees
Average Low Temp: 53 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 6.06
Average Gulf Water Temp: 66 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 11.32-12.28 hours

Sea water temperatureIn terms of weather, April is considered one of the best months to visit Destin. The water temperatures are still quite cool but that won’t stop the kids from swimming! Most days in April you should be able to get away with wearing jeans and a t-shirt, but we would recommend bringing a jacket for the evenings. As mentioned above the ocean water is still chilly but for children and the brave adults in your group the ocean is swimmable, especially with a wetsuit. April is also a great month to book and go out on a local fishing charter. The weather during mid-day is perfect for a day of deep-sea fishing or even a dolphin cruise! April truly is one of the best months to visit Destin! We’ll see you there!

Average Temperature: 60 – 74 degrees
Average High Temp: 74 degrees
Average Low Temp: 60 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 4.25
Average Gulf Water Temp: 66 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 12.29-13.20 hours

Sea water temperatureSummer is right around the corner! The water is now perfect for all to swim in. Most days of the week in may are shorts, t-shirts, and sandal weather! While some days get relatively warm, it is not quite summer yet and you more than likely won’t have to deal with the intense summer heat associated with Destin in later summer months. With the water temperature averaging around 77 degrees, we at highly recommend you spend a good portion of your time enjoying the beaches and various water sports and activities. The evenings in may are a pleasant average of 72 degrees. This ideal evening temperature is perfect for sitting out on a patio and enjoying live music and an adult beverage at various local establishments! Beat the swarms of vacationers that head down to Destin each year and enjoy the perfect weather in May! Picture on this page is from our friends at Crab Island Cruises! We highly recommend you check them out next time you’re in Destin!

Average Temperature: 68 – 82 degrees
Average High Temp: 82 degrees
Average Low Temp: 68 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 3.31
Average Gulf Water Temp: 77 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 13.21-13.58 hours

Sea water temperatureJune and July are the two most popular months to come down to Destin. Beat the heat by going to the beach. It is very common to have thunderstorms and sunshine on the same day. Therefore, if the forecast shows rain, it’s rarely going to be all day long. June is the perfect weather to experience all Destin has to offer! This is one-hundred percent t-shirt and shorts weather. One of the more popular ways to stay cool while enjoying the warm weather in June in Destin is to grab a sweet treat. Destin has a variety of shaved ice, gelato, and ice cream shops that are sure to cool you down. While there is a high probability of rain while you are in Destin this month, the rain is normally only for a short period of time and is generally a welcomed break from the hot southern sun. Head down to Destin, Florida in June and enjoy the warm weather, gorgeous beaches, and plethora of fun filled activities!

Average Temperature: 75 – 87 degrees
Average High Temp: 87 degrees
Average Low Temp: 75 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 5.51
Average Gulf Water Temp: 82 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 13.59-14.05 hours

Sea water temperatureJuly and June go hand and hand. The heat is now at its strongest point of the year so come down ready to hit the beach for the day! Thunderstorms are very common in July, but many will be quick and won’t take long to pass over. Be sure to bring a rain jacket as well as plenty of summer clothing. Don’t forget to pack a few bathing suits, as we are sure that you will spend a lot of time in swimming pools and the ocean to beat the warm southern heat. Shorts, t-shirts, tank-tops, and other summer gear are all your going to need while you are in Destin in July! We would also recommend bringing a rain jacket to carry with you for when the “short lived” thunderstorms pop up. Destin in July is the epitome of “FUN in the SUN!

Average Temperature: 77 – 89 degrees
Average High Temp: 89 degrees
Average Low Temp: 77 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 7.95
Average Gulf Water Temp: 84 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 13.07-14.05 hours

Sea water temperatureThe start of August is just as hot as July. Perfect for going to the beach or any other activities. Thunderstorms and showers will also be quite common throughout the entire month. As the month goes on, temperatures slowly begin to drop as Summer is coming to an end. This month is great “light” summer wear weather. Sandals, tank tops, swimsuits, shorts, and a rain jacket will be all you need. With the early part of August being blisteringly hot, we at recommend that you set aside plenty of time to cool off with delicious ice cream treats and by swimming in the ocean. With the weather being particularly warm in this month we would like to remind visitors that Destin also offers an abundant amount of indoor activities. From escape rooms, to glorious shopping plazas, guests looking to avoid some of the August heat in Destin will have plenty of options to do just that!

Average Temperature: 76 – 89 degrees
Average High Temp: 89 degrees
Average Low Temp: 76 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 7.95
Average Gulf Water Temp: 84 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 12.48-13.07 hours

Sea water temperatureSeptember is here. Summer is coming to an end. With that, the extreme heat also leaves. That leaves the water temperature still perfect to swim in. It is hurricane season so keep an eye out for that if you plan a trip in September. With less humidity and the same summer water temps, September makes for a perfect month to go to Destin. September in Destin offers the ideal weather for the ladies in your group to wear their sun dresses and the men to bring out their linen pants. T-shirts, shorts, jeans, swimsuits, and a rain jacket are all you need for what is debately the best month of the year to be in Destin!

Average Temperature: 72 – 86 degrees
Average High Temp: 86 degrees
Average Low Temp: 72 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 5.16
Average Gulf Water Temp: 82 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 11.54-12.46 hours

Sea water temperatureOctober is a great month to come to Destin. With little crowds and cool temps, the possibilities are endless. As the month goes on, the water will get cooler and cooler. Hence, go early October if you want plenty of time in the ocean without braving the chilly water. Rain is a hit or miss this month. Some weeks it can rain every day while the next week it may not rain at all, but even if it rains, there are so many great indoor activities to participate in, that you and your travel companions will never get bored! In terms of clothing we at recommend that you bring normal summer clothing (shorts, t-shirts, etc.) as well as a few fall clothing items such as jeans, jackets, and of course a rain jacket. The evening temperature can drop down to the low sixties, leaving some guests a little chilly and others comfortable. There are a plethora of Halloween and Fall themed events in October, giving guests the perfect opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous afternoon and early evening weather in October in Destin, Florida!

Average Temperature: 63 – 79 degrees
Average High Temp: 79 degrees
Average Low Temp: 63 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 3.82
Average Gulf Water Temp: 77 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 11.00-11.52 hours

Sea water temperatureNovember is said to be the least crowded month in Destin. The majority of the time, it’s cool enough during the day to hang by the beach in shorts and a t-shirt but evenings get chilly. Bring a sweatshirt! When packing for your Destin vacation in the month of November we suggest you bring clothing for all weather and temperature possibilities. Bring shorts and t-shirts for the afternoon as the temperatures are likely to be relatively warm and pleasant. Bring sweatshirts, hoodies, jackets and jeans for the evening in case it gets chilly. Most evenings you will probably get by just fine with a light jacket but we at do highly recommend bringing a heavier jacket just in case it gets a little colder than normal. November is a lovely month to spend in Destin, with generally mild temperatures as well as substantially less people than other months, guests will have free reign to enjoy all the wonderful vacation DESTINation has to offer!

Average Temperature: 54 – 70 degrees
Average High Temp: 70 degrees
Average Low Temp: 54 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 4.61
Average Gulf Water Temp: 72 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 10.21-10.58 hours

WSea water temperatureinter is here! The temperatures start cooling and may limit a couple activities in Destin, but never fear, there are plenty of indoor activities for guests to partake in. To be properly prepared for the weather we recommend that you bring a few jackets and hoodies as well as jeans and other pants to wear. While Destin locals consider 47-62 degrees to be frosty cold winter weather most people that vacation in Destin in December are coming from a home state that is much colder. The water is pretty cold in December and we at would not recommend swimming without a wet suit. With relatively mild December temperatures compared to most other states in the United States, Destin, Florida is a great place to spend your holiday off time. Imagine being in a place where you can walk along a beach on Christmas day, dawning only a light jacket! We will you this December in Destin!

Average Temperature: 47 – 62 degrees
Average High Temp: 62 degrees
Average Low Temp: 47 degrees
Average Inches of Rainfall: 4.61
Average Gulf Water Temp: 68 degrees
Average Daylight Hours: 10.13-10.20 hours