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

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

Saco is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively little city close to the water with a population of 18482 people. The water temperature around Saco varies dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.6°C (36.6°F) in March up to 15.2°C (59.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Saco 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 Saco?

The current water temperature in the month of November near Saco is about:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots near Saco?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Saco. The nearest one is Higgins Beach, which is 9.2km (6.6miles) away from Saco. Click here for more information on Higgins Beach and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Saco are Kennebunk beach, which is roughly 10.6km (6.6miles) away, and Wells Beach, located roughly 14.9km (9.2miles) from Saco.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are some other beaches in close proximity to Saco. The nearest one is Old Orchard Beach, which is 3.5km (2.2miles) away from Saco. Another good beach near Saco is Haigis, which is 7.8km (4.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Saco?

The water temperature around Saco is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to 3°C (37°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Saco?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Saco: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Saco...

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