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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Jekyll Island, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Jekyll Island...

Jekyll Island is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Jekyll Island has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.4°C (52.5°F) in January up to 27.9°C (82.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Jekyll Island 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 Jekyll Island?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Jekyll Island is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Jekyll Island. A spot that might be worth checking out is Sea Island, which is 8.4km (14.1miles) away from Jekyll Island. Click here for more information on Sea Island and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Jekyll Island are Cumberland Island, which is ca 22.6km (14.1miles) away, and Hooks, located roughly 26.8km (16.7miles) from Jekyll Island.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other beaches in close proximity to Jekyll Island. The nearest one is Saint Simons Island, which is only 6.5km (4miles) away from Jekyll Island. Another nice beach near Jekyll Island is Sea Island, which is approximately 10.4km (6.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Jekyll Island?

The water temperature at Jekyll Island is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Jekyll Island. However, during winter, water temperatures come down to 11°C (53°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required 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 better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Jekyll Island?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (53-62°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Jekyll Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Jekyll Island...

Do you know what the the city Orleans in the United States, the city Ngelak in the Indonesia, and the city Ariola in the Italy have in common with Jekyll Island? Click on the links to find out...