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

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

Rye Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Rye Beach has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.6°C (36.7°F) in February up to 17.2°C (62.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rye 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 Rye Beach?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Rye Beach. The closest one is The Wall, which is 0.4km (0.5miles) away from Rye Beach. Click here to check out more information on The Wall and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Rye Beach are Jenness Beach, NH, which is 0.8km (0.5miles) away, and Fox Hill, located approximately 0.9km (0.5miles) from Rye Beach.

Are there any other beaches in close proximity to Rye Beach?

Yes, there are other nice beaches in close proximity to Rye Beach. The nearest one is Bass Beach, which is just 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Rye Beach. Another nice beach near Rye Beach is Jenness Beach State Park, which is approximately 0.8km (0.5miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Rye Beach?

The water temperature at Rye Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°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 people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Rye Beach. However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to approximately 3°C (37°F). In this season, 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 ok 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 bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Rye Beach?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Rye Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Rye Beach...

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