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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Elizabeth City, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Elizabeth City...

Elizabeth City is a coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 18683 people. The water temperature around Elizabeth City changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.3°F) in March up to 24.4°C (75.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Elizabeth City 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 Elizabeth City?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Elizabeth City is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Elizabeth City?

There are not many surf spots close to Elizabeth City. A spot, which is not too far away, is Chicahauk, which is just 32.3km (20.5miles) away from Elizabeth City. Click here for more information on Chicahauk and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Elizabeth City are Kitty Hawk Pier, which is roughly 33km (20.5miles) away, and Sandbridge, located roughly 33.1km (20.5miles) from Elizabeth City.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in close proximity to Elizabeth City. A good beach nearby is Corolla, which is 24.1km (15miles) away from Elizabeth City. Another beach near Elizabeth City is Duck, 29km (18miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Elizabeth City?

The sea temperature around Elizabeth City is warm, reaching up to 24°C (76°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or thin wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 7°C (44°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Elizabeth City?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures reach 19 to 24°C (67-76°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Elizabeth City: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Elizabeth City...

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