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

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saint Simons Island...

Saint Simons Island is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Saint Simons Island varies extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.4°C (52.5°F) in January up to 27.9°C (82.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Saint Simons Island 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 Saint Simons Island?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Saint Simons Island is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Saint Simons Island. A spot, which is not too far away, is Sea Island, which is just 2.7km (18miles) away from Saint Simons Island. Click here for directions and for more information on Sea Island and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Saint Simons Island are Cumberland Island, which is approximately 29.1km (18miles) away, and Hooks, located 33.2km (20.6miles) from Saint Simons Island.

Are there any other sandy beaches close by?

There are more gorgeous beaches close to Saint Simons Island. The closest one is Sea Island, which is 4.4km (2.8miles) away from Saint Simons Island. Another fun beach near Saint Simons Island is Jekyll Island, which is roughly 6.5km (4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Saint Simons Island?

The sea temperature at Saint Simons Island is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or light wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Saint Simons Island. Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures come down to 11°C (53°F). During this time, a 4/3 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 very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Saint Simons Island?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (53-62°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Saint Simons Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Saint Simons Island...

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