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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Essex, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Essex...

Essex is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Essex has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2°C (35.7°F) in January up to 27°C (80.6°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Essex 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 Essex?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Essex is approximately:
27°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots near Essex?

There are not too many surf spots close to Essex. A spot that might be worth checking out is Naval Jetty, which is roughly 83.9km (53.3miles) away from Essex. Click here to check out more information on Naval Jetty and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Essex are Rehoboth-Main, which is approximately 85.8km (53.3miles) away, and Poverty Beach, located roughly 86.3km (53.6miles) from Essex.

Are there any other nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are some other beaches near to Essex. The nearest one is Landing Road, which is only 16.2km (10miles) away from Essex. Another nice beach near Essex is North Beach, which is approximately 41.7km (25.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Essex?

The water temperature at Essex is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (81°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Essex. However, during December, January, and February, temperatures reach lows of nearly 2°C (36°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Essex?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during December, January, and February. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during June, July, and August when water temperatures range from 22 to 27°C (72-81°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Essex: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Essex...

Do you know what the the city Feather Sound in the United States, the city Kirchbarkau in the Germany, and the city Gurbuki in the Russia have in common with Essex? Click on the links to find out...