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

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

Slaughter Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Slaughter Beach has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 3.3°C (38°F) in February up to 23.8°C (74.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Slaughter 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 Slaughter Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Slaughter Beach is ca:
22°C (72°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Slaughter Beach. The nearest one is Naval Jetty, which is 15.6km (11.4miles) away from Slaughter Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Naval Jetty and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Slaughter Beach are Rehoboth-Main, which is 18.3km (11.4miles) away, and Poverty Beach, located roughly 19.4km (12miles) from Slaughter Beach.

Are there any other sandy beaches near by?

There are more beaches in close proximity to Slaughter Beach. The closest one is Broadkill Beach, which is only 7.8km (4.9miles) away from Slaughter Beach. Another beautiful beach near Slaughter Beach is Bowers Beach, which is approximately 11.4km (7.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Slaughter Beach?

The sea temperature at Slaughter Beach is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok without a rashguard or thin wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 3°C (38°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Slaughter Beach?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Slaughter Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Slaughter Beach...

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