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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Columbia Ledge

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Columbia Ledge...

Columbia Ledge is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Columbia Ledge changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.5°C (36.5°F) in March up to 14.1°C (57.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Columbia Ledge 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 Columbia Ledge?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Columbia Ledge is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Columbia Ledge. The next good one is Popham-Read, which is 84.3km (52.4miles) away from Columbia Ledge. Click here for directions and for more information on Popham-Read and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Kennebunk beach, which is approximately 124.7km (77.5miles) away from Columbia Ledge. Another good surfspot is Kennebunk beach, located approximately 124.7km (77.5miles) from Columbia Ledge.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Columbia Ledge. The next good one is Lincolnville Beach, which is 49km (30.4miles) away from Columbia Ledge. Another fun beach near Columbia Ledge is Grays Beach, approximately 58.1km (36.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Columbia Ledge?

The water temperature at Columbia Ledge is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Columbia Ledge. However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures cool down to nearly 3°C (37°F). During this time, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people 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 advisable to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Columbia Ledge?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Columbia Ledge: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Columbia Ledge...

Do you know what the the city Sainte-Soulle in France, the city Wiston in United Kingdom, and Svyatogor Ridge have in common with Columbia Ledge? Click on the links to find out...