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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ocean City, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ocean City...

Ocean City is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Ocean City has extreme variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.3°C (39.8°F) in February up to 24.1°C (75.3°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (57°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Ocean City 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 Ocean City?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Ocean City is about:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Ocean City. The closest one is Wedge, which is just 1.7km (1.7miles) away from Ocean City. Click here to check out more information on Wedge and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Ocean City are 48th Street Ocean City, which is roughly 2.7km (1.7miles) away, and Ocean City, located 4.7km (2.9miles) from Ocean City.

Are there any other beaches located close to Ocean City?

Yes, there are several beautiful beaches near to Ocean City. The nearest one is Fenwick Island, which is just 8.9km (5.5miles) away from Ocean City. Another nice beach near Ocean City is South Bethany, which is 12.6km (7.8miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Ocean City?

The water temperature at Ocean City is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to roughly 4°C (40°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Ocean City?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures reach 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Ocean City: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ocean City...

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