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

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

Shell Point is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2336 people. The water temperature around Shell Point varies significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 10.9°C (51.6°F) in March up to 28.1°C (82.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Shell Point 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 Shell Point?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Shell Point is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Shell Point. A good spot nearby is Edisto Beach, which is 27.1km (17.3miles) away from Shell Point. Click here for directions and for more information on Edisto Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Shell Point are Tybee pier, which is 27.8km (17.3miles) away, and Folly Beach Pier, located 50km (31.1miles) from Shell Point.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Shell Point. A beach that might be worth checking out is Hilton Head Island, which is just 11.6km (7.2miles) away from Shell Point. Another beautiful beach near Shell Point is Edisto Beach, which is approximately 24.3km (15.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Shell Point?

The water temperature around Shell Point is extremely warm, reaching up to 28°C (83°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is typically not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of roughly 11°C (52°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Shell Point?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 23 to 28°C (74-83°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Shell Point: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Shell Point...

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