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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sanford, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sanford...

Sanford is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite mid-size city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 53570 people. The water temperature around Sanford changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 17.3°C (63.1°F) in February up to 28.2°C (82.7°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Sanford 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 Sanford?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Sanford is about:
24°C (75°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Sanford. A good spot nearby is Bethune, which is just 28.2km (17.8miles) away from Sanford. Click here for directions and for more information on Bethune and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Sanford are New Smyrna Inlet, which is 28.7km (17.8miles) away, and Ponce Inlet, located approximately 28.8km (17.9miles) from Sanford.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Sanford. A good beach nearby is New Smyrna Beach, which is just 26.1km (16.2miles) away from Sanford. Another beach near Sanford is Howes Street, 28.6km (17.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Sanford?

The water temperature around Sanford is extremely warm, reaching up to 28°C (83°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to roughly 17°C (63°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sanford?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during winter. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 23 to 28°C (74-83°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Sanford: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Sanford...

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