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

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

Oxford is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 5077 people. The water temperature around Oxford has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 2.8°C (37°F) in February up to 21.2°C (70.2°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Oxford 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 Oxford?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Oxford is about:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Oxford?

There are not many surf spots close to Oxford. The closest decent spot is Poverty Beach, which is just 81.1km (50.7miles) away from Oxford. Click here for more information on Poverty Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Oxford are Chodes, which is 81.5km (50.7miles) away, and The Cove, Cape May, located ca 81.6km (50.7miles) from Oxford.

Are there gorgeous beaches near Oxford?

There are not too many beaches near to Oxford. The closest decent beach is York, which is only 41.5km (25.8miles) away from Oxford. Another beautiful beach near Oxford is Essex, which is approximately 42.3km (26.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Oxford?

The sea temperature around Oxford is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Oxford. However, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Oxford?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Oxford: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Oxford...

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