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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santa Cruz Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Santa Cruz Beach...

Santa Cruz Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Santa Cruz Beach is almost constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.6°C (52.9°F) in April up to 14.1°C (57.4°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (55°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Santa Cruz Beach 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 Santa Cruz Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Santa Cruz Beach is about:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots near Santa Cruz Beach?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Santa Cruz Beach. The closest one is Cowells cove, which is just 0.6km (0.6miles) away from Santa Cruz Beach. Click here for more information on Cowells cove and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Santa Cruz Beach are Murph Bar, which is 1km (0.6miles) away, and Steamer Lane, located approximately 1km (0.6miles) from Santa Cruz Beach.

Are there any other beautiful beaches close to Santa Cruz Beach?

Yes, there are several other nice beaches near to Santa Cruz Beach. The nearest one is Twin Lakes State Beach, which is 1km (0.6miles) away from Santa Cruz Beach. Another gorgeous beach near Santa Cruz Beach is Light House State Beach, which is ca 1km (0.6miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Santa Cruz Beach?

The average water temperature at Santa Cruz Beach is definitely cold, around 13°C (55°F), with very little variations during the year. This is why a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Santa Cruz Beach. However, 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 carry boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are March, April, and May. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the fall, particularly in the months of August, September, and October.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Santa Cruz Beach?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Santa Cruz Beach are always cold, reaching temperatures between 9 and 14°C (48-57°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Santa Cruz Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Santa Cruz Beach...

Do you know what the the city Lappano in Italy, the city Huapinol in Mexico, and the city Funabashi in Japan have in common with Santa Cruz Beach? Click on the links to find out...