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

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

Capistrano Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Capistrano Beach changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 14.4°C (57.9°F) in February up to 20.3°C (68.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Capistrano 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 Capistrano Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Capistrano Beach is about:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Capistrano Beach. The nearest one is Doheny, which is only 1.1km (1.6miles) away from Capistrano Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Doheny and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Capistrano Beach are Dana Point, which is 2.6km (1.6miles) away, and Birdhits, located approximately 2.9km (1.8miles) from Capistrano Beach.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few other beaches in proximity to Capistrano Beach. The closest one is Doheny State Beach, which is 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Capistrano Beach. Another fun beach near Capistrano Beach is Poche Beach, which is 1.9km (1.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Capistrano Beach?

The sea temperature at Capistrano Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (69°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to approximately 14°C (58°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Capistrano Beach?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (60-69°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Capistrano Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Capistrano Beach...

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