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

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

Jamaica Beach is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Jamaica Beach varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.1°F) in January up to 29.5°C (85.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (71°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Jamaica 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 Jamaica Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Jamaica Beach is about:
15°C (58°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Jamaica Beach. The nearest one is Galveston, which is only 10.6km (6.6miles) away from Jamaica Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Galveston and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Jamaica Beach is Galveston-Flagship, which is ca 13.2km (8.2miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches close to Jamaica Beach. The closest one is Galveston, which is just 13.5km (8.4miles) away from Jamaica Beach. Another fun beach near Jamaica Beach is East Beach, which is approximately 17.9km (11.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Jamaica Beach?

The water temperature at Jamaica Beach is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (85°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Jamaica Beach. However, during December, January, and February, temperatures come down to roughly 12°C (54°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Jamaica Beach?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (76-85°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Jamaica Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Jamaica Beach...

Do you know what the the city Zalamea la Real in Spain, the city Bramstedtlund in Germany, and the city Sollies-Toucas in France have in common with Jamaica Beach? Click on the links to find out...