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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Jacksonville, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Jacksonville...

Jacksonville is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively huge city close to the water with a population of 821784 people. The water temperature around Jacksonville has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.8°F) in February up to 26.7°C (80.1°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Jacksonville is about:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots near Jacksonville?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Jacksonville. The closest one is The Mayport Poles, which is 16.1km (10miles) away from Jacksonville. Click here for directions and for more information on The Mayport Poles and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Jacksonville are 7th Avenue, which is ca 16.1km (10miles) away, and Jax Beach Pier, located ca 16.1km (10miles) from Jacksonville.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are some beautiful beaches in close proximity to Jacksonville. The closest one is Neptune Beach, which is 15.5km (9.6miles) away from Jacksonville. Another beautiful beach near Jacksonville is Jacksonville Beach, which is approximately 15.8km (9.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Jacksonville?

The water temperature around Jacksonville is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or light top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Jacksonville. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to approximately 12°C (54°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Jacksonville?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures go up to 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Jacksonville: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Jacksonville...

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