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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 coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 5550 people. The water temperature around Ocean City has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 3.2°C (37.7°F) in February up to 23°C (73.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late 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 near Ocean City?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Ocean City is ca:
5°C (40°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Ocean City. The nearest one is Fort Walton Pier, which is 3.4km (2.3miles) away from Ocean City. Click here for directions and for more information on Fort Walton Pier and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Ocean City are Okaloosa Pier, which is roughly 3.7km (2.3miles) away, and Destin, located roughly 11.4km (7.1miles) from Ocean City.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are several gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Ocean City. The closest one is Fort Walton Beach, which is only 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Ocean City. Another beautiful beach near Ocean City is Destin, which is 7.8km (4.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Ocean City?

The sea temperature around Ocean City is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to roughly 3°C (38°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Ocean City?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that 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.

Fun facts about Ocean City...

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