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

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

Kiawah Island is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 1626 people. The water temperature around Kiawah Island changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 10.9°C (51.6°F) in March up to 28.1°C (82.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Kiawah 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 near Kiawah Island?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Kiawah Island is approximately:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots close to Kiawah Island?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Kiawah Island. The closest one is Folly Beach Pier, which is just 9.1km (6.9miles) away from Kiawah Island. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Folly Beach Pier and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Kiawah Island are The Washout, which is approximately 11.1km (6.9miles) away, and Edisto Beach, located ca 14.1km (8.7miles) from Kiawah Island.

Are there nice beaches close to Kiawah Island?

Yes, there are several other nice beaches near to Kiawah Island. The closest one is Folly Beach, which is just 9km (5.6miles) away from Kiawah Island. Another gorgeous beach near Kiawah Island is Edisto Beach, which is ca 17.1km (10.6miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Kiawah Island?

The water temperature around Kiawah Island is extremely warm, reaching up to 28°C (83°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Kiawah Island. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, water temperatures cool down to 11°C (52°F). During this season, a 5/4 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 very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

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

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures go up to 23 to 28°C (74-83°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Kiawah Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Kiawah Island...

Do you know what the the city Tregastel in France, the city Cimanuk in Indonesia, and the city Bacolod in Philippines have in common with Kiawah Island? Click on the links to find out...