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

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

Gulf Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Gulf Beach has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 0°C (32.1°F) in February up to 22.3°C (72.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Gulf 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 Gulf Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Gulf Beach is ca:
7°C (45°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Gulf Beach. A spot that might be worth checking out is Smith point, which is about 34.4km (21.5miles) away from Gulf Beach. Click here for more information on Smith point and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Gulf Beach are Cupsogue beach, which is 34.6km (21.5miles) away, and Jetty 4, located approximately 35.6km (22.1miles) from Gulf Beach.

Are there any other sandy beaches near by?

There are a few beaches in proximity to Gulf Beach. The nearest one is Silver Sands State Park, which is 1.4km (0.9miles) away from Gulf Beach. Another beautiful beach near Gulf Beach is Milford, which is roughly 1.5km (1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Gulf Beach?

The sea temperature at Gulf Beach is warm, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to nearly 0°C (32°F). During this time, a 5-6mm 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 windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Gulf Beach?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 0 to 5°C (32-41°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Gulf Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Gulf Beach...

Do you know what the the city Lemu in Finland, the city Crichi in Italy, and the city Plosobuden in Indonesia have in common with Gulf Beach? Click on the links to find out...