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

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

Charlestown is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively little city close to the water with a population of 1116 people. The water temperature around Charlestown changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3.5°C (38.2°F) in February up to 21.2°C (70.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Charlestown 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 Charlestown?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Charlestown is about:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near Charlestown?

There are not too many surf spots close to Charlestown. The next good one is Naval Jetty, which is 94.1km (59.4miles) away from Charlestown. Click here to check out more information on Naval Jetty and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Charlestown are Rehoboth-Main, which is roughly 95.7km (59.4miles) away, and Dewey Beach, located 96.5km (59.9miles) from Charlestown.

Are there beautiful beaches close to Charlestown?

Yes, there are several other nice beaches in close proximity to Charlestown. The nearest one is Landing Road, which is just 4.1km (2.5miles) away from Charlestown. Another gorgeous beach near Charlestown is Essex, which is ca 12.6km (7.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Charlestown?

The water temperature around Charlestown is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of nearly 3°C (38°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Charlestown?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Charlestown: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Charlestown...

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