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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bethany Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bethany Beach...

Bethany Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Bethany Beach has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.7°C (36.9°F) in February up to 23°C (73.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Bethany Beach 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 Bethany Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Bethany Beach is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Bethany Beach?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Bethany Beach. The closest one is Bethany Hollywood St, which is 0.2km (3miles) away from Bethany Beach. Click here for more information on Bethany Hollywood St and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Bethany Beach are Indian River Inlet, which is approximately 4.8km (3miles) away, and Fenwick Island, located roughly 5.4km (3.4miles) from Bethany Beach.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near Bethany Beach?

There are some other nice beaches in close proximity to Bethany Beach. The nearest one is Middlesex Beach, which is 1.2km (0.7miles) away from Bethany Beach. Another nice beach near Bethany Beach is South Bethany, which is approximately 1.6km (1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Bethany Beach?

The sea temperature at Bethany Beach is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or thin wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come down to roughly 3°C (37°F). During this time, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, 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 recommended to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Bethany Beach?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Bethany Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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