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

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

Boston is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Boston changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3°C (37.3°F) in March up to 18.4°C (65.1°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 Boston 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 Boston?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Boston is approximately:
10°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots close to Boston?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Boston. The nearest one is allerton point, which is just 9.8km (7.6miles) away from Boston. Click here for directions and to check out more information on allerton point and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Boston are Nantasket Beach, which is 12.2km (7.6miles) away, and Deveraux Beach, located approximately 13.9km (8.6miles) from Boston.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are several other gorgeous beaches near to Boston. The closest one is Charlestown, which is just 1.3km (0.8miles) away from Boston. Another beach near Boston is Charlestown Breachway State Beach, which is ca 1.3km (0.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Boston?

The water temperature at Boston is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm 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 at Boston. However, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of roughly 3°C (37°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold 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 close to Boston?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Boston: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Boston...

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