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

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

Solana Beach is a coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 12867 people. The water temperature around Solana Beach has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 14.5°C (58°F) in February up to 20.2°C (68.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Solana 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 near Solana Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Solana Beach is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Solana Beach. The nearest one is Fletchers Cove, which is only 0.2km (0.4miles) away from Solana Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Fletchers Cove and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Solana Beach are Tabletops Playgrounds, which is approximately 0.6km (0.4miles) away, and Seaside Reef, located 0.8km (0.5miles) from Solana Beach.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are a few other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Solana Beach. The closest one is Seascape Surf, which is only 0.4km (0.3miles) away from Solana Beach. Another nice beach near Solana Beach is Tide Beach Park, which is ca 0.4km (0.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Solana Beach?

The sea temperature around Solana Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°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 diving around Solana Beach. However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to approximately 14°C (58°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Solana Beach?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Solana Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Solana Beach...

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