Visiting Key West in August

Tips, Weather, Events and Deals

Lobster season continues throughout August, providing the perfect opportunity to sample the finest catch at The Yellowfin Bar and Grill where we pride ourselves on creating the freshest authentic Keys’ cuisine. Families flocking to Key West for their summer vacations can sprawl out in our spacious suites before exploring our full range of exciting onsite activities and nearby marina life.

August weather in Key West

The heat from July continues into August with average highs of 89° F. This may seem unbearably hot if you’re reading this from your suburban home or downtown office, but across the Keys this temperature comes with a refreshing ocean breeze. We also have a choice of six sparkling pools in which you can take a dip to cool down from the midday sun. The average temperature of the ocean is around 87° F which means you will feel comfortable in the water for as long as you like while exploring the depths of the ocean on a diving or snorkeling trip.

The Atlantic hurricane season can affect Florida Keys tourism in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States during this time. The official hurricane season begins June 1st and ends on November 30th. Traditionally, the highest potential for storms is between August 15 and October 15. 

  • Average High Air Temp 89° F (32° C)
  • Average Low Air Temp 79° F (26° C)
  • Average Water Temp 87° F (31° C)
  • Average Rainfall 5 inches (12.7 cm)
  • Average Sunset Time 8:11 p.m.

Top tips for packing your bags in August 

  • Stay cool and pack essential sun protection including a hat, sun block, after-sun and sunglasses
  • Light layers to cover up during the midday sun
  • Beach clothing including swimwear and flip flops
  • Don't forget the bottled water when you arrive

August 2018 Events and Holidays

With plenty of activities to keep guests of every age entertained during an August vacation at Oceans Edge Key West, it can often be a challenge to find time for anything other than relaxation and adventure. However, in and around Key West are a number of popular events not to be missed, including: