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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Kennebunk beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Kennebunk beach...

Kennebunk beach is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Kennebunk beach changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.9°C (37.1°F) in March up to 16.7°C (62°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Kennebunk 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 Kennebunk beach?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Kennebunk beach is approximately:
5°C (40°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Kennebunk beach. The nearest one is Wells Beach, which is just 5.4km (3.4miles) away from Kennebunk beach. Click here to check out more information on Wells Beach and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Kennebunk beach is Ogunquit Beach, which is roughly 8.6km (5.3miles) away.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches near to Kennebunk beach. The nearest one is Wells Beach, which is just 5.5km (3.4miles) away from Kennebunk beach. Another gorgeous beach near Kennebunk beach is Old Orchard Beach, which is roughly 12.6km (7.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Kennebunk beach?

The water temperature at Kennebunk beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to 3°C (37°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 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 Kennebunk beach?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Kennebunk beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Kennebunk beach...

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