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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Port Townsend, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Port Townsend...

Port Townsend is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 9113 people. The water temperature around Port Townsend is close to steady during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.2°C (44.9°F) in February up to 10.9°C (51.6°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Port Townsend 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 Port Townsend?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Port Townsend is about:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Port Townsend. A spot that might be worth checking out is Fort Ebey, which is about 7.4km (15miles) away from Port Townsend. Click here for more information on Fort Ebey and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Port Townsend are Super Green, which is roughly 24.1km (15miles) away, and Midgets, located roughly 37.1km (23.1miles) from Port Townsend.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few beaches in proximity to Port Townsend. The nearest one is West Island, which is only 10km (6.2miles) away from Port Townsend. Another good beach near Port Townsend is Harbor Islands Reservation, which is approximately 16.1km (10miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Port Townsend?

The average sea temperature around Port Townsend is extremely cold, around 9°C (49°F), with only little changes during the year. That is why at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Port Townsend. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly early mornings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are January, February, and March. Even during relatively "warm" days in the fall (August, September, and October) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not freeze.

How is the diving and fishing near Port Townsend?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very constant throughout the year. The waters around Port Townsend are mostly cold, reaching temperatures between 6 and 11°C (43-52°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Port Townsend: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Port Townsend...

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