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

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

Higgins Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Higgins Beach varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 2.6°C (36.6°F) in March up to 15.2°C (59.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Higgins 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 Higgins Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Higgins Beach is about:
3°C (37°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Higgins Beach. The nearest one is Higgins Beach, which is just 0.2km (11miles) away from Higgins Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Higgins Beach and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Higgins Beach are Kennebunk beach, which is approximately 17.8km (11miles) away, and Wells Beach, located roughly 22.9km (14.2miles) from Higgins Beach.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other gorgeous beaches close to Higgins Beach. The closest one is Scarborough, which is just 3.6km (2.2miles) away from Higgins Beach. Another fun beach near Higgins Beach is Haigis, which is approximately 4.9km (3.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Higgins Beach?

The water temperature at Higgins Beach is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, water temperatures drop down to approximately 3°C (37°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Higgins Beach?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Higgins Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Higgins Beach...

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