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Looking to vacation in vero the first week in august.

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Looking to vacation in vero the first week in august.

Please tell me what the weather is like? Traveling with my husband and three kids 23, 21, 18. Is there enough to do for a week?

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1. Re: Looking to vacation in vero the first week in august.

The weather in Florida averages 85 to 90 degrees at that time of year. Usually very high humidity. You do get some sea breeze being on the coast so it does help. Vero Beach is a small town. Nothing like Orlando but it does have some shopping, a few bars and some decent restaurants. There are nice beaches and you are only about 30 minutes from Sebastian Inlet where many surfers and fisherman hang out. The kids would probably like Captain Hirams in Sebastian www.captainhirams.com as they have some pretty good bands and almost always have something going on. If they like nature you could check into some canoe trips or if they want more activity on the water rent some jet skis. It's a pretty area just kind of laid back.

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2. Re: Looking to vacation in vero the first week in august.

Here's our climate for 2010. Bear in mind that January and December brought horrific cold and the summer was the hottest on record. August weather is highly predictable in terms of temperature. Lows will not get below 73 and may be as high as 78. High temperatures are most likely to be about 89 to 94, depending on wind direction. We do not get as hot as Orlando. Last August, surf temperatures were exceeding 80 degrees, so there was little sea breeze.


The two young adults and near-adult may find Vero Beach difficult, in that the beach areas are inhabited mostly by affluent retirees. We do get some young European tourists and German flight students at a local training center do add some diversity. Riverside is a rather good hangout for the non-geriatric.


August is not normally a good month for surfing, but an early hurricane season could change that. Early-season hurricanes tend to be the Cape Verde variety, forming far east in the Atlantic and (last year) staying far offshore.


If the ocean is calm, water clarity becomes excellent, and snorkeling the local reefs becomes rewarding. A good place to start is the tiny county park at Wabasso (north of the Disney resort), where the life guards will be knowledgeable.

The local reefs are not coral, but rather various sorts of hard bottom. This dinky link has some old aerial photos.


Bing Maps' Bird's Eye View shows the reef at Riomar Golf Course fairly well.

Note that Vero Beach has very little surf, except at South Beach Park, which has a sometimes-nasty shorebreak, suitable for bodyboarding. Wabasso is also more of a shorepound-bodyboard break. Surfing is mostly a matter for Fort Pierce Inlet State Park (a gently-sloping beach at the jetty) and Sebastian Inlet, which can be impressive. North of the Inlet are long stretches of very busy turtle-nesting beaches that are ideal for surfing, should there be waves.



The young adults might want to do a day trip north to Melbourne and southernmost Cocoa Beach, home of the tiny




The beaches at Patrick Air Force Base really do have superior surf, thanks to relatively deep


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