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

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

Emerald Isle is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Emerald Isle changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 11.6°C (52.9°F) in January up to 27.5°C (81.5°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Emerald 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 at Emerald Isle?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Emerald Isle is ca:
27°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Emerald Isle. The closest one is Emerald Isle, which is just 4.9km (7.5miles) away from Emerald Isle. Click here to check out more information on Emerald Isle and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Emerald Isle are Atlantic Beach, which is ca 12km (7.5miles) away, and Shackleford Banks, located 20.2km (12.6miles) from Emerald Isle.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches located close to Emerald Isle?

There are several nice beaches near to Emerald Isle. The nearest one is Indian Beach, which is only 3.2km (2miles) away from Emerald Isle. Another gorgeous beach near Emerald Isle is Indian Beach, which is 3.2km (2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Emerald Isle?

The sea temperature at Emerald Isle is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or thin wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Emerald Isle. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures drop down to roughly 12°C (53°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Emerald Isle?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Emerald Isle: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Emerald Isle...

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