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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Barnstable, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Barnstable...

Barnstable is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Barnstable changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 1.8°C (35.2°F) in February up to 18.9°C (65.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Barnstable is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Barnstable?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Barnstable is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Barnstable?

There are not many surf spots close to Barnstable. The closest decent spot is Nauset Light Beach, which is roughly 19.7km (12.9miles) away from Barnstable. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Nauset Light Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Barnstable are Coast Guard beach, which is ca 20.7km (12.9miles) away, and Marconi Beach, located 22.2km (13.8miles) from Barnstable.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches close by?

There are some other beautiful beaches near to Barnstable. The closest one is Sandy Neck, which is just 2.8km (1.8miles) away from Barnstable. Another beach near Barnstable is Chapin Memorial Beach, which is ca 3.9km (2.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Barnstable?

The sea temperature at Barnstable is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to 2°C (35°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Barnstable?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Barnstable: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Barnstable...

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