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

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

Niantic is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 3114 people. The water temperature around Niantic varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 1.7°C (35°F) in February up to 20.1°C (68.2°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Niantic 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 Niantic?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters near Niantic is about:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Niantic. The next good one is Misquamicut State Beach, which is just 20.6km (12.8miles) away from Niantic. Click here to check out more information on Misquamicut State Beach and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Niantic are Dickeys, which is 20.6km (12.8miles) away, and Fenway, located ca 22.4km (13.9miles) from Niantic.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Niantic?

Yes, there are a few nice beaches close to Niantic. The nearest one is McCooks Beach, which is only 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Niantic. Another fun beach near Niantic is Rocky Neck State Park, which is roughly 2.7km (1.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Niantic?

The water temperature around Niantic is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Niantic. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of nearly 2°C (35°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended 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 cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Niantic?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Niantic: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Niantic...

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