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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near San Francisco Bay, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about San Francisco Bay...

San Francisco Bay is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around San Francisco Bay varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 10.7°C (51.3°F) in January up to 15.1°C (59.2°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since San Francisco Bay 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 San Francisco Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of May at San Francisco Bay is about:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to San Francisco Bay. The nearest one is Rockaway Beach, which is only 11.7km (7.3miles) away from San Francisco Bay. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Rockaway Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near San Francisco Bay are Ocean Beach, which is approximately 11.8km (7.3miles) away, and Linda Mar, located 12.2km (7.6miles) from San Francisco Bay.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few other beaches close to San Francisco Bay. The closest one is San Francisco County, which is just 8.3km (5.2miles) away from San Francisco Bay. Another gorgeous beach near San Francisco Bay is Mussel Rock Park, which is approximately 10.1km (6.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for San Francisco Bay?

The average sea temperature at San Francisco Bay is not very warm, around 12°C (54°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. This is why a 2/3mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at San Francisco Bay. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to wear a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are December, January, and February. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the fall, particularly in the months of August, September, and October.

How is the diving and fishing close to San Francisco Bay?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions stay very constant throughout the year. The waters are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 10 and 15°C (50-59°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to San Francisco Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about San Francisco Bay...

Do you know what the the city Camming in Indonesia, the city Hatfield in United Kingdom, and Mason Canyon have in common with San Francisco Bay? Click on the links to find out...