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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 coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 47821 people. The water temperature around Barnstable varies significantly during 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 graph 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 near Barnstable?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters close to Barnstable is approximately:
19°C (66°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Barnstable. The next good one is Nauset Light Beach, which is just 19.6km (12.9miles) away from Barnstable. Click here to check out more information on Nauset Light Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Barnstable are Coast Guard beach, which is approximately 20.7km (12.9miles) away, and Marconi Beach, located ca 22.2km (13.8miles) from Barnstable.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Barnstable?

Yes, there are more nice beaches close to Barnstable. The nearest one is Barnstable, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Barnstable. Another fun beach near Barnstable is Sandy Neck, which is approximately 2.9km (1.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Barnstable?

The water temperature around 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 scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to approximately 2°C (35°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Barnstable?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that can often be found 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.

Interesting facts about Barnstable...

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