March is a dry month that begins the spring season in Florida. Rain is in meager quantities, and the warmth increases with the advent of spring. Mangroves dominate the coast going southward from Cocoa Beach, while salt-water marshes rule them going up north. Spring is the season of the flowering of the mangrove species and many varieties of wildflowers. Tourists flock to the state as the temperatures are in a wonderful 50°F (10°C) to 75°F (23.9°C) average range. Pensacola, in the northernmost part of Gulf of Mexico, has seawater temperatures in the 66°F (18.9°C) to 70°F (21.1°C) that is good enough for swimming and other beach activities. The central and southern beaches neighboring Tampa and Miami are warmer than the north and offer the visitors a myriad of activities and beautiful weather. Spring is a great time to be in Florida with warm temperatures and little threat from storms and hurricanes - no need of warm clothes, raincoats or umbrellas, enjoy the tropical waters in the lap of nature!