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

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

Harwich is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 13059 people. The water temperature around Harwich has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 3.3°C (38°F) in February up to 17°C (62.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Harwich 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 Harwich?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Harwich is approximately:
4°C (39°F)

Are there surf spots close to Harwich?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Harwich. The closest one is Nauset Light Beach, which is only 10.4km (8miles) away from Harwich. Click here for directions and for more information on Nauset Light Beach and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Harwich are Coast Guard beach, which is 12.9km (8miles) away, and Marconi Beach, located roughly 16.2km (10miles) from Harwich.

Are there beaches near Harwich?

Yes, there are some beautiful beaches in proximity to Harwich. The closest one is Cockle Cove Beach, which is only 3.2km (2miles) away from Harwich. Another nice beach near Harwich is Brewster, which is approximately 5.1km (3.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Harwich?

The water temperature around Harwich is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°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 people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 3°C (38°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Harwich?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°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. However, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Harwich: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Harwich...

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