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

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

Essex Village is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite little city close to the water with a population of 2495 people. The water temperature around Essex Village varies dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.3°C (36.1°F) in February up to 21.5°C (70.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Essex Village 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 Village?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Essex Village is about:
18°C (65°F)

Are there surf spots near Essex Village?

There are not too many surf spots close to Essex Village. A good spot nearby is Georgica pond, which is 30.5km (19.2miles) away from Essex Village. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Georgica pond and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Essex Village are Misquamicut State Beach, which is approximately 30.9km (19.2miles) away, and Dickeys, located 31km (19.2miles) from Essex Village.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are some gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Essex Village. The closest one is Old Saybrook, which is only 4.1km (2.6miles) away from Essex Village. Another fun beach near Essex Village is Old Lyme, which is ca 4.2km (2.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Essex Village?

The water temperature around Essex Village is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Essex Village. However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 2°C (36°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Essex Village?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (62-71°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Essex Village: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Essex Village...

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