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

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

Jones Beach is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Jones Beach has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 3.2°C (37.8°F) in February up to 22.3°C (72.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (55°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Jones 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 Jones Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Jones Beach is approximately:
11°C (52°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Jones Beach. The nearest one is Connecticut Street Jetty, which is only 1.7km (1miles) away from Jones Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Connecticut Street Jetty and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Jones Beach is Lincoln, which is approximately 4.1km (2.5miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are more gorgeous beaches in proximity to Jones Beach. The closest one is Rockaway Beach, which is only 4.3km (2.6miles) away from Jones Beach. Another nice beach near Jones Beach is Rockaway Beach, which is 4.3km (2.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Jones Beach?

The water temperature at Jones Beach is warm, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Jones Beach. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to approximately 3°C (38°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Jones Beach?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Jones Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Jones Beach...

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