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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hope Bay, Jamaica

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Hope Bay...

Hope Bay is a coastal city in Jamaica. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 1666 people. The water temperature around Hope Bay is almost steady during the year. The temperature ranges from 26.2°C (79.1°F) in March up to 29.5°C (85°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Hope Bay 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 near Hope Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Hope Bay is about:
27°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Hope Bay?

Not many surf spots are located in close proximity to Hope Bay. A spot, which is not too far away, is Long bay, which is 18km (11.2miles) away from Hope Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Long bay and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Encuentro, which is roughly 412.6km (256.2miles) away from Hope Bay. Another good surfspot is Encuentro, located approximately 412.6km (256.2miles) from Hope Bay.

Are there beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in close proximity to Hope Bay. The next good beach is Port-Salut, which is more than 173.5km (107.8miles) away from Hope Bay. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit La Trompeuse, which is approximately 205.6km (127.7miles) away from Hope Bay.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Hope Bay?

The average sea temperature around Hope Bay is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with only little changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Hope Bay. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Hope Bay can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing close to Hope Bay?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions stay very constant throughout the year. The waters around Hope Bay are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Hope Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Hope Bay...

Do you know what the the city Apelacao in Portugal, the island Arran in United Kingdom, and the city Fonollosa in Spain have in common with Hope Bay? Click on the links to find out...