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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cape Charles, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cape Charles...

Cape Charles is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1009 people. The water temperature around Cape Charles has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.6°C (36.7°F) in February up to 26.3°C (79.4°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Cape Charles 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 Cape Charles?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Cape Charles is approximately:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Cape Charles. A spot, which is not too far away, is 81st Street, which is 25km (17.1miles) away from Cape Charles. Click here for directions and to check out more information on 81st Street and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Cape Charles are 42nd St VA Beach, which is 27.5km (17.1miles) away, and Virginia Beach, located ca 28.2km (17.5miles) from Cape Charles.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Cape Charles. A beach that might be worth checking out is Smith Beach, which is just 7km (4.3miles) away from Cape Charles. Another nice beach near Cape Charles is Portsmouth, which is 33.7km (20.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Cape Charles?

The water temperature around Cape Charles is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of nearly 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Cape Charles?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during August, September, and October when water temperatures range from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Cape Charles: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Cape Charles...

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