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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near South Bethany, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about South Bethany...

South Bethany is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around South Bethany varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 2.7°C (36.9°F) in February up to 23°C (73.4°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 South Bethany 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 South Bethany?

The current water temperature in the month of October at South Bethany is ca:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to South Bethany. The nearest one is Bethany Hollywood St, which is just 1.5km (2.4miles) away from South Bethany. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Bethany Hollywood St and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near South Bethany are Fenwick Island, which is 3.8km (2.4miles) away, and Indian River Inlet, located 6.4km (4miles) from South Bethany.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are several beaches near to South Bethany. The closest one is Middlesex Beach, which is just 0.4km (0.3miles) away from South Bethany. Another fun beach near South Bethany is Bethany Beach, which is approximately 1.6km (1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for South Bethany?

The sea temperature at South Bethany is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required for temperature-senstive people, but some people might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to nearly 3°C (37°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near South Bethany?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°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. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to South Bethany: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about South Bethany...

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