Visiting Key West in July

Tips, Weather, Events and Deals

July is a big month in the Florida Keys. Not only is it the height of summer for families flocking to the tropical sunshine for their vacation, it is also the month for Independence Day (July 4) and the start of lobster mini season across the Florida Keys. Seafood will be at its most delicious, the summer heat will be reaching its peak, activities for all age groups will be at their best, and there is only one place in the Keys that can bring all of this together for families in a peaceful, luxurious and spacious setting—and it’s right here where two oceans meet!

July Weather in Key West

Sure, 89° F may seem unbearably hot if you’re reading this from your suburban home or downtown office, but across the Florida 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.

You may be wondering about the Atlantic hurricane season, which can affect Florida Keys tourism in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. 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 80° F (27° C)
  • Average Water Temp 87° F (31° C)
  • Average Rainfall 3.6 inches (9.1 cm)
  • Average Sunset Time 8:22 p.m.

Top tips for packing your bags in July 

  • 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

July 2018 Events and Holidays

A long weekend of celebrations can be enjoyed during Independence Day on July 4. Throughout the whole month, indulge in the finest seafood when lobster mini season starts. Events in and around Key West include: