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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cumberland Island, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cumberland Island...

Cumberland Island is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Cumberland Island has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 13.9°C (57.1°F) in February up to 27.7°C (81.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (72°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Cumberland Island 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 Cumberland Island?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Cumberland Island is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Cumberland Island. The closest one is Hooks, which is only 4.8km (3miles) away from Cumberland Island. Click here for more information on Hooks and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Cumberland Island is Fernandina Pier, which is ca 5.7km (3.6miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are more beautiful beaches close to Cumberland Island. The nearest one is Fernandina Beach, which is 5.1km (3.2miles) away from Cumberland Island. Another beautiful beach near Cumberland Island is Cumberland Island, which is roughly 7.7km (4.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Cumberland Island?

The water temperature at Cumberland Island is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°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 ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Cumberland Island. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to roughly 14°C (57°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Cumberland Island?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Cumberland Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Cumberland Island...

Do you know what the Ohena Ridge , Upton in United Kingdom, and Dawson Canyon have in common with Cumberland Island? Click on the links to find out...