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

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

Carmel is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly dense town close to the ocean with a population of 4800 people. The water temperature around Carmel changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 1.5°C (34.7°F) in March up to 14.7°C (58.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Carmel 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 Carmel?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Carmel is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Carmel. A spot that might be worth checking out is Lido, which is roughly 58.1km (36.1miles) away from Carmel. Click here for directions and for more information on Lido and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Carmel are Gilgo, which is ca 58.1km (36.1miles) away, and Jones Beach, located approximately 58.2km (36.1miles) from Carmel.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few other beaches near to Carmel. The closest one is Barretts Pond, which is 3.2km (2miles) away from Carmel. Another beach near Carmel is New Fairfield, which is 10.4km (6.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Carmel?

The sea temperature around Carmel is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (58°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to 2°C (35°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Carmel?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (49-58°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Carmel: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Carmel...

Do you know what the the city Betangan in Indonesia, the city Gorzano in Italy, and the city Hacienda La Calera in Chile have in common with Carmel? Click on the links to find out...