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

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

Galveston is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Galveston has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 11.1°C (52.1°F) in January up to 30.6°C (87.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (71°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Galveston 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 Galveston?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Galveston is approximately:
25°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Galveston. The nearest one is Galveston-Flagship, which is just 1.1km (1miles) away from Galveston. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Galveston-Flagship and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Galveston are Galveston-Stewart Beach, which is roughly 1.6km (1miles) away, and Galveston, located roughly 3km (1.9miles) from Galveston.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches near to Galveston. The closest one is East Beach, which is just 4.5km (2.8miles) away from Galveston. Another beautiful beach near Galveston is East Beach, which is 4.5km (2.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Galveston?

The water temperature at Galveston is extremely warm, reaching up to 31°C (87°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Galveston. Nevertheless, during winter, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 11°C (52°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok 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 near Galveston?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 26 to 31°C (78-87°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Galveston: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Galveston...

Do you know what the the city Portola Valley in the United States, the geo Canyo de Peniscola , and the city Eastoft in the United Kingdom have in common with Galveston? Click on the links to find out...