Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Holden Beach, United States
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Holden Beach...
Holden Beach is a surf spot in the United States.
The water temperature around Holden Beach changes significantly year round.
The temperature ranges from 13.8°C (56.8°F) in March up to 27.8°C (82.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Holden 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 Holden Beach?
The current water temperature in the month of September at Holden Beach is approximately:
Are there any other surf spots close by?
Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Holden Beach. The nearest one is Ocean Isle, which is only 6.7km (4.2miles) away from Holden Beach. Click here
for directions and for more information on Ocean Isle and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Holden Beach is Sunset Beach
, which is approximately 11km (6.8miles) away.
Are there beautiful beaches close by?
Yes, there are a few other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Holden Beach. The closest one is Holden Beach
, which is only 1.1km (0.7miles) away from Holden Beach. Another beach near Holden Beach is Ocean Isle Beach
, which is ca 6.1km (3.8miles) away.
What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Holden Beach?
The water temperature at Holden Beach is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or light top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Holden Beach. However, during early spring, sea temperatures cool down to 14°C (57°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.
How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Holden Beach?
Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.
Directions to Holden Beach: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Interesting facts about Holden Beach...
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