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

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

Rockport is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 8766 people. The water temperature around Rockport has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 1.6°C (34.8°F) in March up to 14.7°C (58.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rockport 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 Rockport?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters around Rockport is ca:
3°C (38°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Rockport. The nearest one is Horace Caldwell Pier, which is only 13.4km (8.7miles) away from Rockport. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Horace Caldwell Pier and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Rockport are Port Aransas, which is approximately 14km (8.7miles) away, and Packery Channel, located 29.3km (18.2miles) from Rockport.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Rockport. One beach, which is not too far away, is Mustang Island, which is only 22.3km (13.8miles) away from Rockport. Another good beach near Rockport is Magnolia Beach, which is roughly 48.6km (30.2miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Rockport?

The sea temperature around Rockport is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (58°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Rockport. However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures drop down to roughly 2°C (35°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Rockport?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (49-58°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Rockport: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Rockport...

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