Visiting Key West in August
Tips, Weather, Events and Deals
August Key West Vacations
A vacation in Key West during August offers a variety of options for groups, couples and families. Parrot Key Resort is nestled in a tropical oasis, away from the noise of Duval Street but with easy access to the beach with our complimentary Smathers Beach shuttle service. Families of all ages will love our friendly staff, spacious accommodations and taking a dip in one of our four tropical swimming pools. There are also exciting onsite and offsite Key West watersports activities to discover, with "Super Discounts" for our guests! View our top reasons why families love Parrot Key Resort.
Don't forget to dive into Lobster Season in August and set sail from nearby Garrison Bight Marina.
Call 855-318-2766 or book online
Key West Weather in August
In August, the average high is 89° F (32° C). Luckily Key West doesn't have any super-highways or urban sprawl to radiate the sun's heat. Not only that, but our islands are surrounded by cooling ocean waters. Sunset Wise Floridians from the mainland flock to the Keys on steamy weekends because the air is usually a few degrees cooler here. The water temperature might be in the mid-80s (30° C) but the sea is nevertheless refreshing for swimming, snorkeling or diving. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in the summer months but the rain rarely sticks around long enough to spoil an entire day.
You might be wondering about the Atlantic hurricane season, which can affect the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States as well as the Caribbean and the Bahamas. The official hurricane season begins June 1st and ends on November 30th. Traditionally, the highest potential for storms is between August 15th and October 15th. However, the daily weather during this period tends to be some of the most beautiful of the year. Parrot Key Resort offers a hurricane clause to protect our guests during this period so please inquire within our call center. No named hurricanes or tropical storms affected the Florida Keys in 2013 and 2014.
Average High Air Temp
Average Low Air Temp
Average Water Temp
Average Sunset Time
|89° F (32° C)||79° F (26° C)||87° F (31° C)||5 inches (12.7cm)||8:11p.m.|
What to Wear in August
Our clothing style throughout the year is "Keys Casual" and most restaurants do not require a dress code. Pack your summer gear, including flip flops, a swim suit, shorts and a light shirt, but it's always wise to bring light layers that you can add to your wardrobe when needed. If you go boating for example, bring a light jacket. August sees high temperatures so make sure to bring light, cool clothing. Don't forget your sunglasses, aloe or after sun cream, sun screen and a hat to protect you against UV rays. For your convenience, a Walgreens store is located adjacent to Parrot Key Resort if you forget any warm weather essentials.
Major August Events and Holidays
In August, enjoy a long weekend for Labor Day or dive into lobster season!
Top Key West Events in August 2016
- August 5-7, 2016: Florida Keys Guitar Fest
- August 11-14, 2016: Key West LobsterFest
- August 11-14, 2016: Tropical Heat
- View all August 2016 events
Book Now: August Offers and Packages
- Heroes and Friends Discount: Enjoy our hotel discount by serving in the US military, education system, health care, or community service industries.
- Suite Paradise Treats Package: Book a suite or villa and receive up to $250 for food and drinks at our poolside cafe.
- Stay 3 Nights and Save More: Stay a minimum of three nights and save more on your visit at our luxury waterfront Key West resort.
- Tropical Weekday Retreat: Save when staying Sunday through Thursday nights at our Key West hotel.