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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Lancaster, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Lancaster...

Lancaster is a coastal city in the United States. The water temperature around Lancaster varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.9°C (56.9°F) in March up to 19°C (66.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Lancaster 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 Lancaster?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters close to Lancaster is approximately:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Lancaster. A spot, which is not too far away, is 81st Street, which is just 65.2km (42miles) away from Lancaster. Click here for directions and to check out more information on 81st Street and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Lancaster are 42nd St VA Beach, which is 67.6km (42miles) away, and Virginia Beach, located 68.4km (42.5miles) from Lancaster.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Lancaster. The closest decent beach is Marshalls Beach, which is just 13.9km (8.6miles) away from Lancaster. Another good beach near Lancaster is St George Island Beach, which is roughly 24km (14.9miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Lancaster?

The water temperature around Lancaster is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, 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 around Lancaster. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures come down to nearly 14°C (57°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Lancaster?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during fall when water temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Lancaster: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Lancaster...

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