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

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Short Sands Beach...

Short Sands Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Short Sands Beach changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 2.9°C (37.1°F) in March up to 16.7°C (62°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Short Sands 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 Short Sands Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Short Sands Beach is about:
3°C (38°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Short Sands Beach?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Short Sands Beach. The nearest one is Ogunquit Rivermouth, which is 5.2km (3.7miles) away from Short Sands Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Ogunquit Rivermouth and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Short Sands Beach are Ogunquit Beach, which is roughly 5.9km (3.7miles) away, and Wells Beach, located 9.3km (5.7miles) from Short Sands Beach.

Are there any other beaches close by?

There are some other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Short Sands Beach. The closest one is York Harbor Beach, which is only 3.2km (2miles) away from Short Sands Beach. Another gorgeous beach near Short Sands Beach is Great Island Common, which is 9.3km (5.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Short Sands Beach?

The sea temperature at Short Sands Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Short Sands Beach. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures come down to roughly 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 ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Short Sands Beach?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. 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. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Short Sands Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Short Sands Beach...

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