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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 coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1060 people. The water temperature around Bethany Beach changes extremely 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 shown in the interactive table 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 near Bethany Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters around Bethany Beach is ca:
3°C (37°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

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

Are there sandy beaches in proximity to Bethany Beach?

There are other nice beaches near to Bethany Beach. The nearest one is Bethany Beach, which is 0km (0miles) away from Bethany Beach. Another gorgeous beach near Bethany Beach is Middlesex Beach, which is 1.2km (0.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Bethany Beach?

The sea temperature around 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 wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or light top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to 3°C (37°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Bethany Beach?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that 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.

Fun facts about Bethany Beach...

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