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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Rockaway Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Rockaway Beach...

Rockaway Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Rockaway Beach varies extremely during the year. 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 shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rockaway Beach 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 Rockaway Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Rockaway Beach is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Rockaway Beach. The closest one is 92nd Street, which is 0.2km (2.6miles) away from Rockaway Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on 92nd Street and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Rockaway Beach are Jones Beach, which is roughly 4.3km (2.6miles) away, and Connecticut Street Jetty, located 5.9km (3.7miles) from Rockaway Beach.

Are there any other white sand beaches in proximity to Rockaway Beach?

There are more nice beaches in proximity to Rockaway Beach. The closest one is Rockaway Beach, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Rockaway Beach. Another good beach near Rockaway Beach is Manhattan Beach County Park, which is approximately 6.9km (4.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Rockaway Beach?

The sea temperature at Rockaway Beach 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 recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to approximately 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Rockaway Beach?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit 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 can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rockaway Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Rockaway Beach...

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