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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Deer Isle, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Deer Isle...

Deer Isle is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly dense city close to the water with a population of 1950 people. The water temperature around Deer Isle varies dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 1.5°C (34.7°F) in March up to 13.5°C (56.3°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Deer Isle 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 Deer Isle?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Deer Isle is about:
2°C (35°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Deer Isle?

There are not many surf spots close to Deer Isle. The closest decent spot is Popham-Read, which is roughly 65.3km (57.4miles) away from Deer Isle. Click here for more information on Popham-Read and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Deer Isle are Higgins Beach, which is ca 92.3km (57.4miles) away, and Kennebunk beach, located roughly 108.6km (67.5miles) from Deer Isle.

Are there gorgeous beaches near Deer Isle?

There are not too many beaches near to Deer Isle. The next good one is Lincolnville Beach, which is 16.9km (10.5miles) away from Deer Isle. Another beautiful beach near Deer Isle is Town Beach, which is approximately 43.7km (27.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Deer Isle?

The sea temperature around Deer Isle is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (56°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Deer Isle. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of 2°C (35°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Deer Isle?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (47-56°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Deer Isle: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Deer Isle...

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