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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hatteras Light House, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Hatteras Light House...

Hatteras Light House is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Hatteras Light House varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 10.7°C (51.2°F) in February up to 27.3°C (81.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Hatteras Light House 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 Hatteras Light House?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Hatteras Light House is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Hatteras Light House. The closest one is Frisco Pier, which is only 6.1km (3.8miles) away from Hatteras Light House. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Frisco Pier and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Hatteras Light House is Outer Banks Beach Club, which is approximately 8.7km (5.4miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches close to Hatteras Light House?

There are several other nice beaches in proximity to Hatteras Light House. The closest one is Buxton, which is just 2.9km (1.8miles) away from Hatteras Light House. Another good beach near Hatteras Light House is Cape Hatteras, which is roughly 4.1km (2.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Hatteras Light House?

The sea temperature at Hatteras Light House is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (81°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Hatteras Light House. However, during late winter, water temperatures cool down to 11°C (51°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Hatteras Light House?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 22 to 27°C (72-81°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Hatteras Light House: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Hatteras Light House...

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