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

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

Imperial Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Imperial Beach changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in February up to 20.9°C (69.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Imperial 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 Imperial Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Imperial Beach is approximately:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots close to Imperial Beach?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Imperial Beach. The nearest one is Imperial Beach, which is only 1.3km (1.4miles) away from Imperial Beach. Click here for more information on Imperial Beach and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Imperial Beach are Sloughs, which is roughly 2.3km (1.4miles) away, and Coronado, located ca 8.3km (5.1miles) from Imperial Beach.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are some gorgeous beaches in proximity to Imperial Beach. The nearest one is Border Field State Park, which is 2.8km (1.7miles) away from Imperial Beach. Another fun beach near Imperial Beach is Silver Strand Beach, which is 3.9km (2.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Imperial Beach?

The water temperature at Imperial Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to roughly 15°C (58°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

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

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Imperial Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Imperial Beach...

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