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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Houghtons Pond, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Houghtons Pond...

Houghtons Pond is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Houghtons Pond varies extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3°C (37.3°F) in March up to 18.4°C (65.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Houghtons Pond 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 Houghtons Pond?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Houghtons Pond is ca:
3°C (37°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Houghtons Pond?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Houghtons Pond. The closest one is allerton point, which is 12.9km (8.1miles) away from Houghtons Pond. Click here to check out more information on allerton point and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Houghtons Pond are Nantasket Beach, which is ca 13.1km (8.1miles) away, and Egypt beach, located 18km (11.2miles) from Houghtons Pond.

Are there any other white sand beaches near Houghtons Pond?

There are some other nice beaches in close proximity to Houghtons Pond. The nearest one is Braintree, which is only 4.7km (2.9miles) away from Houghtons Pond. Another good beach near Houghtons Pond is Quincy, which is 5.7km (3.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Houghtons Pond?

The sea temperature at Houghtons Pond is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures reach lows of roughly 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods 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 diving and fishing close to Houghtons Pond?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when water temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Houghtons Pond: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Houghtons Pond...

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