Seasons + Water Temperatures in Cape San Blas

Cape San Blas is home to some of Florida’s most stunning beaches and sunsets. Whether you want a slower paced visit during the mild winter months, to cool off with a swim in the ocean on a warm summer day, or to find yourself a bounty of scallops during the fall, there is no better place to find your home-away-from-home on the Forgotten Coast.  

Winter Highs/Lows + Water Temperatures in Cape San Blas

Head south for the winter to escape colder temperatures and enjoy quiet beaches in Cape San Blas. Milder temperatures bring fewer crowds but still offer plenty of outdoor activities like birding, biking, fishing, and maybe even a sunset cruise. Seasonal events include the Forgotten Coast Festival of Trees, the Annual Cape San Blas Polar Plunge, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy live music. The cooler months are ideal for those seeking a winter home base that allows them to experience the best of the Sunshine State. 

December 

- Average Temperatures: 65 °/ 47 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 66.6 °F 

January 

- Average Temperatures: 63 °/ 45 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 63.1 °F 

February 

- Average Temperatures: 65 °/ 47 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 62.6 °F 

Spring Highs/Lows + Water Temperatures in Cape San Blas 

Spring brings warmer temperatures and Spring Breakers to the beaches of Cape San Blas. However, these pristine Gulf-Coast beaches don’t have the crowds of other Spring Break hotspots and instead offer a perfect destination for families seeking relaxation and the slower pace of the Forgotten Coast. When you aren’t enjoying the sandy shores, explore even more outdoor beauty at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park which offers birding, fishing, boating, and snorkeling. Explore charming towns with a stroll through the Apalachicola Art & Wine Walk and the Salt Air Farmers’ Market in downtown Port St. Joe. 

March  

- Average Temperatures: 70°/ 53 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 65.1 °F 

April

- Average Temperatures: 76 °/ 59 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 70.2 °F 

May

- Average Temperatures: 82 °/ 67 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 76.5 °F 

Summer Highs/Lows + Water Temperatures in Cape San Blas

Summer in Cape San Blas is full of sunshine and warm Gulf waters. The beaches are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Plus, the summer also lies in the middle of sea turtle nesting season, so be on the lookout and mindful of designated nest locations while you enjoy the white sand beaches. Other summer fun can be found at the Port St. Joe Marina, on a horseback ride, or by planning a visit during events like the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival, Independence on the Coast, and the beginning of scallop season. 

June 

- Average Temperatures: 87 °/ 73 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 82.6 °F 

July 

- Average Temperatures: 89 °/ 75 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 84.6 °F 

August 

- Average Temperatures: 89 °/ 75 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 85.3 °F 

Fall Highs/Lows + Water Temperatures in Cape San Blas

As the temperatures cool off, scalloping season heats up! Make sure you know what to bring before you head out on the water to bring home your very own bounty of delicious scallops and life-long memories. Enjoy more local wildlife as the birding season begins and catch sight of the birds as they rest during their migrations. More family fun can be found at the seasonal farmer’s market and PortOber Fest, a festival in downtown Port St. Joe! 

September

- Average Temperatures: 87 °/ 72 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 83.8 °F 

October 

- Average Temperatures: 80 °/ 62 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 78.6 °F 

November 

- Average Temperatures: 72 °/ 53 °F 

- Average Water Temperature: 71.1 °F