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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near East Lyme, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about East Lyme...

East Lyme is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around East Lyme changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 1.7°C (35°F) in February up to 20.1°C (68.2°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since East Lyme 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 East Lyme?

The current water temperature in the month of June at East Lyme is about:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to East Lyme. The closest decent spot is Misquamicut State Beach, which is about 22.6km (14miles) away from East Lyme. Click here for more information on Misquamicut State Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near East Lyme are Dickeys, which is approximately 22.6km (14miles) away, and Fenway, located roughly 24.3km (15.1miles) from East Lyme.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches close by?

There are more beautiful beaches in proximity to East Lyme. The nearest one is McCooks Beach, which is 2.9km (1.8miles) away from East Lyme. Another gorgeous beach near East Lyme is Rocky Neck State Park, which is approximately 2.9km (1.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for East Lyme?

The sea temperature at East Lyme is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to approximately 2°C (35°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves 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 high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near East Lyme?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during August, September, and October when temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to East Lyme: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about East Lyme...

Do you know what the the city Bagumbayan in the Philippines, the city Ambelokipoi in the Greece, and the city Sanza in the Italy have in common with East Lyme? Click on the links to find out...