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

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

Marathon is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Marathon has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 22.8°C (73°F) in February up to 29.4°C (84.9°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (79°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Marathon 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 Marathon?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Marathon is approximately:
29°C (85°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Marathon. A spot that might be worth checking out is South Beach, which is 88.4km (59.6miles) away from Marathon. Click here for directions and for more information on South Beach and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Marathon are Harbor House, which is ca 95.9km (59.6miles) away, and Haulover Inlet North Side, located approximately 96.1km (59.7miles) from Marathon.

Are there any other beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Marathon. A beach that might be worth checking out is Key Largo, which is just 41km (25.5miles) away from Marathon. Another beautiful beach near Marathon is Boca Chica, roughly 45.7km (28.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Marathon?

The water temperature at Marathon is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (85°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to approximately 23°C (73°F). During these months, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Marathon?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 23 to 28°C (73-82°F) during winter. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during August, September, and October when water temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (76-85°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Marathon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Marathon...

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