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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Shell Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Shell Beach...

Shell Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Shell Beach has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 10.4°C (50.6°F) in January up to 29.8°C (85.6°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (70°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Shell 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 Shell Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Shell Beach is ca:
21°C (70°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Shell Beach. A good spot nearby is Chandeleur Islands, which is roughly 50.6km (38.7miles) away from Shell Beach. Click here for more information on Chandeleur Islands and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Shell Beach are Fourchon, which is 62.3km (38.7miles) away, and The Cross Pensacola Beach, located 153.9km (95.6miles) from Shell Beach.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are a few other gorgeous beaches near to Shell Beach. The nearest one is Shell Beach, which is only 0km (0miles) away from Shell Beach. Another beautiful beach near Shell Beach is Grand Isle State Park, which is roughly 44.4km (27.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Shell Beach?

The sea temperature at Shell Beach is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures reach lows of nearly 10°C (51°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Shell Beach?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (51-60°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Shell Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Shell Beach...

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