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

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

Saint James is a coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 3165 people. The water temperature around Saint James has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 3.2°C (37.8°F) in February up to 21.6°C (70.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Saint James 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 James?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters around Saint James is ca:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Saint James. The closest one is Bald Head Island- Point, which is 9.1km (7.4miles) away from Saint James. Click here for directions and for more information on Bald Head Island- Point and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Saint James are Holden Beach, which is approximately 11.9km (7.4miles) away, and Carolina Beach, located ca 15.1km (9.4miles) from Saint James.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Saint James?

There are more nice beaches in proximity to Saint James. The closest one is Oak Island, which is 2.7km (1.7miles) away from Saint James. Another beautiful beach near Saint James is Yaupon Beach, which is 2.8km (1.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Saint James?

The sea temperature around Saint James is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of nearly 3°C (38°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly 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 Saint James?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Saint James: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Saint James...

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