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

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

Santa Monica State Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Santa Monica State Beach varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.9°C (56.9°F) in March up to 19°C (66.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Santa Monica State 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 Monica State Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Santa Monica State Beach is approximately:
19°C (66°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Santa Monica State Beach. The closest one is Bay Street, Santa Monica, which is only 1km (0.7miles) away from Santa Monica State Beach. Click here to check out more information on Bay Street, Santa Monica and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Santa Monica State Beach are Santa Monica-Samo 20, which is 1.1km (0.7miles) away, and Venice-Rose Avenue, located roughly 2km (1.3miles) from Santa Monica State Beach.

Are there any other nice beaches located close to Santa Monica State Beach?

Yes, there are several nice beaches close to Santa Monica State Beach. The nearest one is Will Rogers State Beach, which is just 2.2km (1.3miles) away from Santa Monica State Beach. Another gorgeous beach near Santa Monica State Beach is Venice Beach, which is ca 2.9km (1.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Santa Monica State Beach?

The water temperature at Santa Monica State Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, water temperatures cool down to 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly 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 Santa Monica State Beach?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during fall when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Santa Monica State Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Santa Monica State Beach...

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