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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bay Head, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bay Head...

Bay Head is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Bay Head has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 3.2°C (37.7°F) in February up to 21.9°C (71.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (55°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Bay Head 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 Bay Head?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Bay Head is approximately:
7°C (45°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Bay Head. The closest one is Bay Head, which is 0.9km (1.5miles) away from Bay Head. Click here for more information on Bay Head and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Bay Head are Manasquan Inlet, which is ca 2.4km (1.5miles) away, and Brick Beach 2, located ca 3.9km (2.4miles) from Bay Head.

Are there any other nice beaches located close to Bay Head?

Yes, there are several beautiful beaches in proximity to Bay Head. The nearest one is Point Pleasant Beach, which is 1.4km (0.9miles) away from Bay Head. Another beautiful beach near Bay Head is Mantoloking, which is 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Bay Head?

The water temperature at Bay Head is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 3°C (38°F). During this time, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Bay Head?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Bay Head: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bay Head...

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