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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Henlopen Acres, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Henlopen Acres...

Henlopen Acres is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Henlopen Acres has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3.3°C (38°F) in February up to 23.8°C (74.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Henlopen Acres 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 Henlopen Acres?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Henlopen Acres is approximately:
5°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots close to Henlopen Acres?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Henlopen Acres. The nearest one is Rehoboth-Main, which is just 0.8km (1.3miles) away from Henlopen Acres. Click here for more information on Rehoboth-Main and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Henlopen Acres are Dewey Beach, which is ca 2km (1.3miles) away, and Naval Jetty, located 2.9km (1.8miles) from Henlopen Acres.

Are there any other nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are some beaches near to Henlopen Acres. The nearest one is Rehoboth Beach, which is 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Henlopen Acres. Another beautiful beach near Henlopen Acres is Dewey Beach, which is roughly 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Henlopen Acres?

The water temperature at Henlopen Acres is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Henlopen Acres. However, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to approximately 3°C (38°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Henlopen Acres?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Henlopen Acres: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Henlopen Acres...

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