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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Folly Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Folly Beach...

Folly Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Folly Beach has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.2°F) in December up to 28.1°C (82.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Folly Beach 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 Folly Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Folly Beach is approximately:
20°C (67°F)

Are there surf spots close to Folly Beach?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Folly Beach. The nearest one is Folly Beach Pier, which is 0.1km (1.3miles) away from Folly Beach. Click here for more information on Folly Beach Pier and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Folly Beach are The Washout, which is roughly 2.1km (1.3miles) away, and Berts Bar, located approximately 9.3km (5.8miles) from Folly Beach.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Folly Beach. One beach, which is not too far away, is Edisto Beach, which is only 26km (16.2miles) away from Folly Beach. Another gorgeous beach near Folly Beach is Hilton Head Island, which is roughly 56.3km (35miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Folly Beach?

The water temperature at Folly Beach is extremely warm, reaching up to 28°C (83°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is typically not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early winter, sea temperatures come down to approximately 12°C (54°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Folly Beach?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 23 to 28°C (74-83°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Folly Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Folly Beach...

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