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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near New Bern, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about New Bern...

New Bern is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 29524 people. The water temperature around New Bern changes dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.6°C (52.9°F) in January up to 27.5°C (81.5°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since New Bern 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 New Bern?

The current water temperature in the month of March near New Bern is approximately:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots close to New Bern?

There are not too many surf spots close to New Bern. A spot, which is not too far away, is Emerald Isle, which is roughly 31km (20.5miles) away from New Bern. Click here for directions and for more information on Emerald Isle and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near New Bern are Atlantic Beach, which is ca 33km (20.5miles) away, and Shackleford Banks, located ca 39.7km (24.7miles) from New Bern.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to New Bern. The next good one is Emerald Isle, which is only 30.2km (18.8miles) away from New Bern. Another beach near New Bern is Indian Beach, roughly 30.4km (18.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for New Bern?

The water temperature around New Bern is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or light wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around New Bern. However, during winter, water temperatures drop down to roughly 12°C (53°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to New Bern?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during June, July, and August when temperatures reach 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to New Bern: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about New Bern...

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