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

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

Scituate is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Scituate has extreme variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3°C (37.3°F) in March up to 18.4°C (65.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Scituate 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 Scituate?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Scituate is approximately:
10°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots close to Scituate?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Scituate. The closest one is Peggoty, which is just 0.7km (1.2miles) away from Scituate. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Peggoty and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Scituate are Egypt beach, which is 2km (1.2miles) away, and Rexhame, located ca 6km (3.7miles) from Scituate.

Are there any other nice beaches near Scituate?

Yes, there are some other nice beaches close to Scituate. The closest one is Humarock Beach, which is only 4.4km (2.7miles) away from Scituate. Another nice beach near Scituate is Cohasset, which is roughly 5.1km (3.2miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Scituate?

The water temperature at Scituate is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Scituate. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 3°C (37°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Scituate?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Scituate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Scituate...

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