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

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

Broadkill Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Broadkill Beach changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 3.3°C (38°F) in February up to 23.8°C (74.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Broadkill 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 Broadkill Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Broadkill Beach is approximately:
22°C (72°F)

Are there surf spots close to Broadkill Beach?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Broadkill Beach. The nearest one is Naval Jetty, which is 8.1km (6.5miles) away from Broadkill Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Naval Jetty and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Broadkill Beach are Rehoboth-Main, which is ca 10.5km (6.5miles) away, and Dewey Beach, located roughly 11.6km (7.2miles) from Broadkill Beach.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are several other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Broadkill Beach. The closest one is Lewes, which is only 5.2km (3.3miles) away from Broadkill Beach. Another beach near Broadkill Beach is Cape Henlopen, which is roughly 6.5km (4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Broadkill Beach?

The water temperature at Broadkill Beach is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 3°C (38°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people 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 recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Broadkill Beach?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary 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. However, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures reach 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Broadkill Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Broadkill Beach...

Do you know what the the city Premesques in France, the city Tasiilaq in Greenland, and Yamato Rise have in common with Broadkill Beach? Click on the links to find out...