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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Saint Helens, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saint Helens...

Saint Helens is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 12883 people. The water temperature around Saint Helens varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 8.1°C (46.7°F) in February up to 14.8°C (58.7°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Saint Helens 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 Saint Helens?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters close to Saint Helens is approximately:
14°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Saint Helens. A spot, which is not too far away, is Needles, which is roughly 55.8km (34.7miles) away from Saint Helens. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Needles and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Saint Helens are Neakahine point, which is approximately 55.9km (34.7miles) away, and Cannon beach, located approximately 56km (34.8miles) from Saint Helens.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches near to Saint Helens. The closest one is Lyons Beach, which is just 2.2km (1.4miles) away from Saint Helens. Another beautiful beach near Saint Helens is Goble Beach, which is ca 11.2km (7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Saint Helens?

The water temperature around Saint Helens is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of 8°C (47°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Saint Helens?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during August, September, and October when water temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Saint Helens: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Saint Helens...

Do you know what the the city Helmsley in United Kingdom, the city Illats in France, and the city West Long Branch in United States have in common with Saint Helens? Click on the links to find out...