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

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

Hampton is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 5052 people. The water temperature around Hampton varies significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.8°C (37°F) in February up to 21.2°C (70.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Hampton 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 Hampton?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Hampton is approximately:
3°C (37°F)

Are there surf spots close to Hampton?

There are not too many surf spots close to Hampton. The closest decent spot is Naval Jetty, which is 92.8km (58.7miles) away from Hampton. Click here for directions and for more information on Naval Jetty and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Hampton are Poverty Beach, which is 94.5km (58.7miles) away, and Rehoboth-Main, located ca 94.8km (58.9miles) from Hampton.

Are there beaches near Hampton?

Yes, there are some nice beaches in close proximity to Hampton. The closest one is Essex, which is only 9.8km (6.1miles) away from Hampton. Another good beach near Hampton is Landing Road, which is ca 16.5km (10.3miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Hampton?

The water temperature around Hampton is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 3°C (37°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Hampton?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Hampton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Hampton...

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