Beach Weather

Beach Weather IconThe coastal communities of Destin and South Walton are home to more than 30 miles of beautiful white sand beaches and are well known for their beach weather. According to the website, U.S. Climate Data, Destin averages 69º with an average high temperature of 76° and average low of 62º. The water temperature averages 75º.


Florida statute 380.276 requires that all the beaches in the state use the same beach flag system which consists of 5 flag conditions.

Green Beach Conditions FlagGreen Flag
Low Hazard – Conditions are favorable and calm.

Yellow Beach Flag ConditionsYellow Flag
Medium Hazard – Moderate surf and/or currents.

Red Beach Flag ConditionsRed Flag
High Hazard – High surf and/or strong currents.

Double-Red Flag ConditionsDouble-Red Flags
Water closed to the public.

Purple Beach Conditions FlagPurple Flag
Dangerous marine life (usually jellyfish).


MyRadar iconMyRadar (free)

MyRadar is a fast, accurate and easy-to-use application that displays animated weather radar around your current location. Lots of extra features that can be quickly configured. One of my favorite is the wind depiction layer that shows the underlying system’s rotation and movement.

Windfinder IconWindfinder (free)

Windfinder is a great app for paddleboarders and surfers. Provides highly accurate forecasts (40,000 locations) and real-time observations (18,000 locations). Displays wind speed & direction, air temperature, clouds, precipitation, air pressure, wave height/period/direction and tide information.

WeatherBug IconWeatherBug (free)

WeatherBug is my favorite current/forecast weather app (and I’ve tried virtually everything out there!). It’s quick, accurate and offers everything you need in a clear and uncluttered display.