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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Nantasket Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Nantasket Beach...

Nantasket Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Nantasket Beach has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 3°C (37.3°F) in March up to 18.4°C (65.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Nantasket Beach 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 Nantasket Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Nantasket Beach is about:
10°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Nantasket Beach. The nearest one is allerton point, which is 1.1km (1.1miles) away from Nantasket Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on allerton point and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Nantasket Beach are Nantasket Beach, which is ca 1.8km (1.1miles) away, and Egypt beach, located roughly 8.3km (5.1miles) from Nantasket Beach.

Are there any other beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches in proximity to Nantasket Beach. The closest one is Bumpkin Island, which is only 1.5km (1miles) away from Nantasket Beach. Another beautiful beach near Nantasket Beach is Cohasset, which is approximately 5km (3.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Nantasket Beach?

The water temperature at Nantasket Beach 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Nantasket Beach. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures cool down to roughly 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Nantasket Beach?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Nantasket Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Nantasket Beach...

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