A Look at the Weather: Destin Florida Average Temperatures

Photo of the Henderson Park Inn's private beach from the balcony of a suite.

Weather is arguably the biggest factor to consider when planning a vacation in Destin, FL. The good news is that Destin has a beautiful climate all year long! While the winter months may not offer prime beach conditions, vacationers on the Emerald Coast will be able to enjoy the great outdoors whenever they choose to visit. To help you plan your next getaway, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to the Destin Florida average temperatures for each month. We’ve also included a guide to some of our favorite seasonal events and activities.

1. January

Average high: 61 °F
Average low: 45 °F

January is a great time for romantic walks along the beach with your sweetheart. Try to plan your trip so it coincides with the 30A Songwriters Festival, which brings over 175 talented songwriters and performers to the Emerald Coast.

2. February

Average high: 63 °F
Average low: 47 °F

February’s comfortably cool climate is perfect for a scenic bike ride around Destin. The Henderson Park Inn will even provide you with complimentary bicycles, helmets, and chain locks! Highlights of a February vacation on the Emerald Coast include Mardi Gras festivities, Valentine’s Day, and the annual Parrot Head Chili Cook-off.

3. MarchA couple playing golf together.

Average high: 68°F
Average low: 53 °F

March boasts ideal weather for golfing. A few of our favorite courses include the Regatta Bay Golf Club, Kelly Plantation Golf Club, and Indian Bayou Golf Club. Some of the best events in March include the Tequila and Taco Fest and Destin’s various St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

4. April

Average high: 74 °F
Average low: 60 °F

April brings beach weather back to Destin! Guests at the Henderson Park Inn will love soaking up the sun while lounging around our private white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Popular annual events include the Sandestin Wine Festival and the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown Benefit Auction & BBQ.

5. May

Average high: 82 °F
Average low: 68 °F

May is a spectacular time to visit Destin! The weather is gorgeous but the summertime crowds haven’t arrived yet. Vacationers should consider Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and the ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival as they plan their trip.

Stairs leading to the beach at Henderson Beach State Park.6. June

Average high: 87 °F
Average low: 75 °F

June is perfect for folks who like to go swimming on vacation, as the average water temperature is 81 °F! Destin really comes alive during the summer months, offering fireworks and fighter plane shows on Thursday nights, free Saturday night concerts at the HarborWalk Village, and even more great music at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village.

7. July

Average high: 89 °F
Average low: 77 °F

As you can see, the Destin Florida average temperatures in July are pretty fantastic! When you’re not relaxing on the beach, we recommend trying jet skiing, snorkeling, or parasailing. Notable July events include the Smoke on the Coast BBQ Festival and Independence Day celebrations.

8. August

Average high: 89 °F
Average low: 76 °F

August is your last chance for a summer escape to Destin. The tropical weather lends itself to fun in the sun, so consider chartering a boat to Crab Island. This underwater sandbar features regular live music, floating food vendors, and inflatable slides.

9. SeptemberBeautiful beach in Destin FL.

Average high: 86 °F
Average low: 72 °F

September is a wonderful time for a romantic escape since Destin’s crowds start to thin as the kids return to school. Some of the biggest September events on the Emerald Coast include the Baytowne Art Walk, Labor Day Weekend Music Festival, and Hispanic Fest.

10. October

Average high: 79 °F
Average low: 63 °F

While October features cooler temperatures, there are still numerous opportunities for outdoor activities. October is a fantastic time to take one of the city’s signature boat tours around Destin Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Popular October events include the Destin Fishing Rodeo, Destin Seafood Festival, and Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival.

11. November

Average high: 70 °F
Average low: 54 °F

November is your chance to take a vacation before the holiday season kicks into high gear. The Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival is a can’t-miss event for anyone who loves smoked meat and good beer (or both)! If you will be in town for Thanksgiving, make reservations at Beach Walk Cafe for an unforgettable holiday meal.

A beautiful sunset photo in Destin FL.12. December

Average high: 62 °F
Average low: 47 °F

Destin’s cooler weather in December is still much warmer than most of the country! If you’re tired of shoveling snow, come on down to the Emerald Coast for a week of rest and relaxation. Highlights of Destin in December include the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Destin Harbor Boat Parade, and the New Year’s Eve Street Party.

Now that you know the Destin Florida average temperatures for each month, you can start planning your escape to the Emerald Coast! Voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com, the Henderson Park Inn is a favorite spot for honeymoons, anniversaries, and other couple’s retreats. Visit our Rooms & Rates page to find the perfect suite for your getaway.

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