Destin FL in April

April in Destin FL: Weather, Events, Things to Do

Should I Visit Destin in April?

Short answer: Yes!

Destin in April can be a great time to visit. The temperature begins to climb into the 70’s more regularly and there are some great events and things to do going on. Prices are not too high but they will steadily climb as peak season approaches. You will find the latter part of April will be your best opportunity to come as the crowds from Spring Break have mostly left.

Destin Weather in April



If you were looking for consistently warmer weather it is here! With average temperatures for Destin in April at 74° F, it’s now a great time to hit the beaches of Destin and enjoy the sun more. Keep in mind, it does get chilly on some days and as night approaches so be prepared.

Average Rainfall

The average rainfall in April for Destin is around 4.3 inches. That is definitely a low number compared to the rest of the months so take advantage of it and the warmer temperature and get outdoors!

Sea Temperature

Well, maybe it’s warmer outside now but can you comfortably swim in the ocean?

Sort of.

The average sea temperature of Destin in April is around 70.3°F. Some people might find that comfortable but, personally, I find it quite cold. But if it suits you, more power to you!


Daylight in April for Destin is around 12.9 hours. This is a few hours better than December but also a few hours shy of June. The sun begins to set over the water between October and March and begins to set over the beach starting in April. There should still be plenty of sun over much of the water in April so if sunsets are what you are after, you are still in luck.

sunset silhouette kiss in Destin FL
An example of the sun setting over the beach during the early summer months

April Events in Destin

San Destin Wine Festival at Baytowne WharfApril 16-19

Sandestin Wine Festival

The San Destin Wine Festival is the main event for April and draws in a huge amount of people every year.

If you are even just a little bit of a wine person, this event is for you. There are hundreds of wines available for sampling and purchase so its a great place to go to learn more about wine or to develop your already existing wine repertoire. If there is a particular wine you like that is hard to get, there is a good chance you can get it here as there are winemakers present to answer all your questions.

There is also live music, food, and shopping with special mini-events like wine dinner with celebrity chefs and culinary tents set up to give you an interactive experience with food!

If that isn’t enough, the Solaris Lunch Cruise features an afternoon on the water with a four-course meal of seafood and champagne.

Sandestin wine festival wine pouring

Annual Destin Cobia Tournament

If you like to fish then the Destin Cobia Tournament is for you.

The tournament begins in March and ends April 30th around 7 PM. Registration is at the Harborwalk Marina – Monday – Sunday at 7AM to 7PM.

Registration Fees

*Subject to change

  • *$500 for Overall division
  • *$250 for 30′ and under division

There is also a Junior (14 years and younger) and Ladies division so everyone is invited to participate.

Destin Cobia Tournament Catches

Annual Destin Easter Egg Hunt

The city of Destin hosts an Easter Egg hunt every year for the kids at the Morgan Sports Center at 9 AM. Kids ages 12 and under are welcome and they even have am area reserved for toddlers and crawlers. Get there early because the eggs are usually gone within minutes!

Any Other Things to Do?

April marks the beginning of warm temperatures and potential short weather. So what does that mean?

April really is a great month to visit (October still wins!) and I hope this information helps you make the most of your visit.

What do you like to do in Destin in April?

Let me know in the comments!

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