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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 coastal city in the United States. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 39262 people. The water temperature around Essex changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.2°C (36°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late 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 near Essex?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Essex is about:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Essex. A good spot nearby is Naval Jetty, which is about 83.9km (53.3miles) away from Essex. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Naval Jetty and its water temperature. Other 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 beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are several beautiful beaches in proximity to Essex. The closest one is Essex, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Essex. Another beach near Essex is Landing Road, which is roughly 16.2km (10miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Essex?

The water temperature around Essex is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to roughly 2°C (36°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy 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 near Essex?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Essex: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Essex...

Do you know what the the island Pohnpei in Micronesia, the city Neuenkirchen in Germany, and the city Zemst in Belgium have in common with Essex? Click on the links to find out...