watertemperature.org logo2

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

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

Lewes is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Lewes varies significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3.3°C (38°F) in February up to 23.8°C (74.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Lewes 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 Lewes?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Lewes is approximately:
5°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots close to Lewes?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Lewes. The closest one is Naval Jetty, which is just 3.1km (3.3miles) away from Lewes. Click here for more information on Naval Jetty and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Lewes are Rehoboth-Main, which is 5.3km (3.3miles) away, and Dewey Beach, located roughly 6.4km (4miles) from Lewes.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches near to Lewes. The nearest one is Cape Henlopen, which is 3.1km (1.9miles) away from Lewes. Another fun beach near Lewes is Henlopen Acres, which is roughly 4.5km (2.8miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Lewes?

The water temperature at Lewes is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some people might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Lewes. However, during late winter, temperatures come down to roughly 3°C (38°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Lewes?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Lewes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Lewes...

Do you know what the the city Kingswood Park in Australia, the city Vairao in French Polynesia, and the city Batuputih in Indonesia have in common with Lewes? Click on the links to find out...