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

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

Falmouth is a coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 4274 people. The water temperature around Falmouth varies extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.6°C (36.6°F) in March up to 15.2°C (59.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Falmouth 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 Falmouth?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Falmouth is ca:
3°C (38°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Falmouth?

Not many surf spots are located close to Falmouth. The closest decent spot is Assateague, which is 126.3km (78.5miles) away from Falmouth. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Assateague and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Wedge, which is ca 128.5km (79.8miles) away from Falmouth. Another surfspot is Wedge, located 128.5km (79.8miles) from Falmouth.

Are there white sand beaches close to Falmouth?

There are not too many beaches near to Falmouth. The closest decent beach is Sandy Point, which is 46km (28.6miles) away from Falmouth. Another fun beach near Falmouth is St George Island Beach, which is approximately 55.5km (34.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Falmouth?

The sea temperature around Falmouth is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of 3°C (37°F). In this season, a 5/6 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 periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Falmouth?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Falmouth: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Falmouth...

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