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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 surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Higgins Beach has extreme variability 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 shown in the interactive table 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 August at Higgins Beach is ca:
15°C (59°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Higgins Beach. The closest one is Kennebunk beach, which is only 17.6km (10.9miles) away from Higgins Beach. Click here to check out more information on Kennebunk beach and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Higgins Beach is Wells Beach, which is roughly 22.7km (14.1miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Higgins Beach?

There are other nice beaches in proximity to Higgins Beach. The nearest one is Higgins Beach, which is only 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Higgins Beach. Another beautiful beach near Higgins Beach is Scarborough, which is 3.5km (2.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Higgins Beach?

The sea 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 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Higgins Beach. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures drop down to nearly 3°C (37°F). During this season, 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 fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Higgins Beach?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Higgins Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Higgins Beach...

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