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

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

Chincoteague is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 2941 people. The water temperature around Chincoteague changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.1°C (41.2°F) in February up to 23.4°C (74.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (58°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Chincoteague 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 Chincoteague?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Chincoteague is about:
18°C (65°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Chincoteague. The closest decent spot is Assateague, which is just 22.7km (18.9miles) away from Chincoteague. Click here for directions and for more information on Assateague and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Chincoteague are Wedge, which is 30.5km (18.9miles) away, and 48th Street Ocean City, located approximately 34.8km (21.6miles) from Chincoteague.

Are there beaches close to Chincoteague?

No, there are not too many beaches near to Chincoteague. A good beach nearby is Oyster Place Road, which is just 22km (13.6miles) away from Chincoteague. Another gorgeous beach near Chincoteague is Salisbury, roughly 31.9km (19.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Chincoteague?

The water temperature around Chincoteague is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok without a rashguard or light wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Chincoteague. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures drop down to roughly 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Chincoteague?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Chincoteague: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Chincoteague...

Do you know what the the city Cavite City in the Philippines, the city Cikondang in the Indonesia, and the city Flesselles in the France have in common with Chincoteague? Click on the links to find out...