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

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

Saint Simons is an island in the United States. It is located in the Georgia island group. The water temperature around Saint Simons has extreme variability throughout 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 graph 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 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 Simons?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters close to Saint Simons is approximately:
25°C (77°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Saint Simons. The closest decent spot is Sea Island, which is roughly 3.8km (17miles) away from Saint Simons. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Sea Island and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Saint Simons are Cumberland Island, which is roughly 27.4km (17miles) away, and Hooks, located roughly 31.5km (19.6miles) from Saint Simons.

Are there nice beaches located close to Saint Simons?

Yes, there are a few beautiful beaches near to Saint Simons. The closest one is Saint Simons Island, which is just 1.7km (1miles) away from Saint Simons. Another nice beach near Saint Simons is Jekyll Island, which is approximately 4.8km (3miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Saint Simons?

The water temperature around Saint Simons 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 thin wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during December, January, and February, water temperatures come down to approximately 11°C (53°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Saint Simons?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (53-62°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Saint Simons: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Saint Simons...

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