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

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

Scarborough is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Scarborough has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.6°C (36.6°F) in March up to 15.2°C (59.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Scarborough 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 Scarborough?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Scarborough is about:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Scarborough. The closest one is Higgins Beach, which is 3.5km (11.2miles) away from Scarborough. Click here for more information on Higgins Beach and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Scarborough are Kennebunk beach, which is approximately 18.1km (11.2miles) away, and Wells Beach, located approximately 22.8km (14.2miles) from Scarborough.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches close by?

There are several beautiful beaches in close proximity to Scarborough. The nearest one is Haigis, which is only 1.4km (0.9miles) away from Scarborough. Another nice beach near Scarborough is Higgins Beach, which is roughly 3.6km (2.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Scarborough?

The sea temperature at Scarborough is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures come down to 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Scarborough?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Scarborough: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Scarborough...

Do you know what the the city Hayama in Japan, the city Sangumata in Indonesia, and the city Edington in United Kingdom have in common with Scarborough? Click on the links to find out...