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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Padre Island, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Padre Island...

Padre Island is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Padre Island changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 15.5°C (59.9°F) in February up to 29.2°C (84.6°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Padre Island 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 Padre Island?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Padre Island is approximately:
28°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Padre Island. A spot that might be worth checking out is Mansfield Jetty, which is roughly 20km (33miles) away from Padre Island. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Mansfield Jetty and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Padre Island are South Padre Island, which is roughly 53.1km (33miles) away, and Bob Hall Pier, located ca 53.1km (33miles) from Padre Island.

Are there any other beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Padre Island. The closest decent beach is Bayview Beach Kuilima Cove, which is just 48.6km (30.2miles) away from Padre Island. Another nice beach near Padre Island is Bayview, 48.6km (30.2miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Padre Island?

The water temperature at Padre Island is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (85°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is normaly not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Padre Island. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 16°C (60°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy 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 near Padre Island?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during fall when temperatures reach 24 to 29°C (76-85°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Padre Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Padre Island...

Do you know what the the city Zacatecoluca in El Salvador, the city Chaulnes in France, and the city Newbridge in United Kingdom have in common with Padre Island? Click on the links to find out...