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

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about South Portland Gardens...

South Portland Gardens is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 23893 people. The water temperature around South Portland Gardens changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.6°C (36.6°F) in March up to 15.2°C (59.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since South Portland Gardens 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 South Portland Gardens?

The current water temperature in the month of May near South Portland Gardens is approximately:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots close to South Portland Gardens?

There are not too many surf spots close to South Portland Gardens. A spot that might be worth checking out is Higgins Beach, which is 5.8km (13.4miles) away from South Portland Gardens. Click here for more information on Higgins Beach and its water temperature. Other surfspots near South Portland Gardens are Kennebunk beach, which is ca 21.5km (13.4miles) away, and Wells Beach, located ca 26.3km (16.3miles) from South Portland Gardens.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are some beaches in close proximity to South Portland Gardens. The nearest one is Scarborough, which is 3.5km (2.2miles) away from South Portland Gardens. Another gorgeous beach near South Portland Gardens is Haigis, which is roughly 3.7km (2.3miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for South Portland Gardens?

The water temperature around South Portland Gardens is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 3°C (37°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to South Portland Gardens?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot 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 love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to South Portland Gardens: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about South Portland Gardens...

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