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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 surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Carolina Beach varies significantly throughout 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 graph 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 August at Carolina Beach is approximately:
27°C (81°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Carolina Beach?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Carolina Beach. The closest one is Wrightsville beach, which is only 13.3km (8.3miles) away from Carolina Beach. Click here for more information on Wrightsville beach and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Carolina Beach is Bald Head Island- Point, which is roughly 14.2km (8.8miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches close to Carolina Beach. The nearest one is Carolina Beach, which is 0.4km (0.3miles) away from Carolina Beach. Another good beach near Carolina Beach is Carolina Beach Blue Flag Beach, which is ca 0.4km (0.3miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Carolina Beach?

The water 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 light top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to roughly 12°C (54°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

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

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 22 to 27°C (72-81°F). Fish that love this water temperature 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.

Interesting facts about Carolina Beach...

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