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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sapelo Island, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sapelo Island...

Sapelo Island is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Sapelo Island has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.5°C (54.5°F) in January up to 28.7°C (83.6°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (70°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Sapelo Island 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 Sapelo Island?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Sapelo Island is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Sapelo Island?

There are not many surf spots close to Sapelo Island. A spot that might be worth checking out is Sea Island, which is roughly 21.7km (26.4miles) away from Sapelo Island. Click here to check out more information on Sea Island and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Sapelo Island are Tybee pier, which is approximately 42.4km (26.4miles) away, and Cumberland Island, located ca 52.4km (32.5miles) from Sapelo Island.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near by?

There are several other beaches near to Sapelo Island. The nearest one is Sea Island, which is only 19.8km (12.3miles) away from Sapelo Island. Another beautiful beach near Sapelo Island is Saint Simons Island, which is 23.6km (14.7miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Sapelo Island?

The sea temperature at Sapelo Island is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is normaly not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Sapelo Island. Nevertheless, during winter, water temperatures cool down to roughly 12°C (54°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Sapelo Island?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Sapelo Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Sapelo Island...

Do you know what the the city Angadanan in the Philippines, the city Cornuda in the Italy, and the city Millis-Clicquot in the United States have in common with Sapelo Island? Click on the links to find out...