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

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

Cottonwood Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Cottonwood Beach has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.8°C (46°F) in January up to 14.7°C (58.5°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Cottonwood Beach is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Cottonwood Beach. A spot, which is not too far away, is Seaside Point, which is just 52.1km (32.6miles) away from Cottonwood Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Seaside Point and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Cottonwood Beach are Cannon beach, which is roughly 52.5km (32.6miles) away, and Needles, located approximately 52.9km (32.8miles) from Cottonwood Beach.

Are there any other beaches near by?

There are a few gorgeous beaches close to Cottonwood Beach. The closest one is Red Mill Beach, which is only 1km (0.6miles) away from Cottonwood Beach. Another good beach near Cottonwood Beach is Goble Beach, which is ca 4.4km (2.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Cottonwood Beach?

The sea temperature at Cottonwood Beach is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during December, January, and February, water temperatures drop down to roughly 8°C (46°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Cottonwood Beach?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during June, July, and August when temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Cottonwood Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Cottonwood Beach...

Do you know what the Bone Basin , Augusta in United States, and the city Clarenville-Shoal Harbour in Canada have in common with Cottonwood Beach? Click on the links to find out...