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

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

Smithtown is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 26470 people. The water temperature around Smithtown has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 3.2°C (37.8°F) in February up to 21.6°C (70.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Smithtown 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 Smithtown?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters close to Smithtown is approximately:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Smithtown. The nearest one is Fire Island Point of Woods, which is 14.8km (10.1miles) away from Smithtown. Click here for directions and for more information on Fire Island Point of Woods and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Smithtown are Robert Moses, which is ca 16.3km (10.1miles) away, and Robert Moses democrat point, located roughly 17.2km (10.7miles) from Smithtown.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are other beaches in close proximity to Smithtown. The closest one is Cordwood, which is 2.8km (1.7miles) away from Smithtown. Another beautiful beach near Smithtown is Fire Island, which is approximately 14.7km (9.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Smithtown?

The water temperature around Smithtown is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to 3°C (38°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Smithtown?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot 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 love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Smithtown: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Smithtown...

Do you know what the the city Cambuci in Brazil, the city Windsor in Australia, and the city Marennes in France have in common with Smithtown? Click on the links to find out...