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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Little Stellwagen Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Little Stellwagen Basin...

Little Stellwagen Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Little Stellwagen Basin varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 2°C (35.6°F) in February up to 18.1°C (64.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Little Stellwagen Basin 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 Little Stellwagen Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Little Stellwagen Basin is ca:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Little Stellwagen Basin. The closest one is Ballston Beach, which is only 15.7km (12.4miles) away from Little Stellwagen Basin. Click here for more information on Ballston Beach and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Little Stellwagen Basin are Rexhame, which is ca 19.9km (12.4miles) away, and Whitecrest Beach, located approximately 20.1km (12.5miles) from Little Stellwagen Basin.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are a few other beautiful beaches close to Little Stellwagen Basin. The nearest one is Head of the Meadow, which is only 11.5km (7.1miles) away from Little Stellwagen Basin. Another fun beach near Little Stellwagen Basin is Noons Landing, which is 12.5km (7.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Little Stellwagen Basin?

The sea temperature at Little Stellwagen Basin is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Little Stellwagen Basin. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to approximately 2°C (36°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 cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Little Stellwagen Basin?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Little Stellwagen Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Little Stellwagen Basin...

Do you know what the the city Igbaras in the Philippines, the city Zhanggang in the China, and the city Siliqua in the Italy have in common with Little Stellwagen Basin? Click on the links to find out...