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

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

Carolina Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Carolina Beach changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.7°F) in March up to 27.1°C (80.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (70°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Carolina 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 Carolina Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Carolina Beach is ca:
23°C (73°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Carolina Beach. The nearest one is Carolina Beach, which is 0.4km (8.5miles) away from Carolina Beach. Click here for more information on Carolina Beach and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Carolina Beach are Wrightsville beach, which is approximately 13.7km (8.5miles) away, and Bald Head Island- Point, located approximately 13.8km (8.6miles) from Carolina Beach.

Are there any other sandy beaches near by?

There are more beaches in close proximity to Carolina Beach. The nearest one is Carolina Beach Blue Flag Beach, which is 0km (0miles) away from Carolina Beach. Another gorgeous beach near Carolina Beach is Kure Beach, which is roughly 2.8km (1.7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Carolina Beach?

The sea temperature at Carolina Beach is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (81°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Carolina Beach. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures drop down to 12°C (54°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine 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 near Carolina Beach?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 22 to 27°C (72-81°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Carolina Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Carolina Beach...

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