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

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

Groton is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Groton changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 1.7°C (35°F) in February up to 20.1°C (68.2°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Groton 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 Groton?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Groton is about:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots near Groton?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Groton. The closest one is Misquamicut State Beach, which is just 14.8km (9.2miles) away from Groton. Click here to check out more information on Misquamicut State Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Groton are Dickeys, which is approximately 14.8km (9.2miles) away, and Fenway, located 16.5km (10.3miles) from Groton.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches near to Groton. The nearest one is New London, which is just 1.1km (0.7miles) away from Groton. Another gorgeous beach near Groton is Eastern Point Beach, which is approximately 2.1km (1.3miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Groton?

The water temperature at Groton is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Groton. Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures cool down to 2°C (35°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 high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Groton?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when water temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Groton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Groton...

Do you know what the the city Asuni in Italy, the island North Uist in United Kingdom, and the city Santa Croce del Sannio in Italy have in common with Groton? Click on the links to find out...