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

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

Dewey Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Dewey Beach varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.7°C (36.9°F) in February up to 23°C (73.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Dewey 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 Dewey Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Dewey Beach is about:
3°C (37°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Dewey Beach. The closest one is Dewey Beach, which is 0.4km (1miles) away from Dewey Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Dewey Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Dewey Beach are Rehoboth-Main, which is ca 1.6km (1miles) away, and Naval Jetty, located roughly 5.2km (3.2miles) from Dewey Beach.

Are there any other beaches in close proximity to Dewey Beach?

Yes, there are other nice beaches in close proximity to Dewey Beach. The closest one is Rehoboth Beach, which is just 1.9km (1.2miles) away from Dewey Beach. Another fun beach near Dewey Beach is Henlopen Acres, which is ca 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Dewey Beach?

The water temperature at Dewey Beach is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°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 for temperature-senstive people, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Dewey Beach. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures drop down to approximately 3°C (37°F). In this season, 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 cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Dewey Beach?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Dewey Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Dewey Beach...

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