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

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

Sheldon is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1990 people. The water temperature around Sheldon changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 11.1°C (52.1°F) in January up to 30.6°C (87.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (71°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sheldon 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 near Sheldon?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Sheldon is approximately:
29°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Sheldon. A spot, which is not too far away, is Refish Island, which is 28.1km (27.6miles) away from Sheldon. Click here to check out more information on Refish Island and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Sheldon are Galveston-Stewart Beach, which is ca 44.4km (27.6miles) away, and Galveston-Flagship, located roughly 45km (27.9miles) from Sheldon.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Sheldon. The nearest one is Crosby, which is only 5km (3.1miles) away from Sheldon. Another gorgeous beach near Sheldon is Kewalo Basin Park, which is roughly 17.1km (10.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Sheldon?

The water temperature around Sheldon is extremely warm, reaching up to 31°C (87°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Sheldon. Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures drop down to 11°C (52°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Sheldon?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 26 to 31°C (78-87°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Sheldon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sheldon...

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