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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Southern Shores, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Southern Shores...

Southern Shores is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Southern Shores has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.6°F) in February up to 24°C (75.1°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Southern Shores 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 Southern Shores?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Southern Shores is about:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots near Southern Shores?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Southern Shores. The nearest one is Chicahauk, which is 1.8km (1.8miles) away from Southern Shores. Click here for more information on Chicahauk and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Southern Shores are Kitty Hawk Pier, which is ca 2.8km (1.8miles) away, and Nags Head, located ca 14.4km (9miles) from Southern Shores.

Are there any other beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Southern Shores. The nearest one is Duck, which is 2.5km (1.5miles) away from Southern Shores. Another nice beach near Southern Shores is Nags Head, which is roughly 13.9km (8.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Southern Shores?

The water temperature at Southern Shores is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or thin wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Southern Shores. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Southern Shores?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Southern Shores: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Southern Shores...

Do you know what the the city Sainte-Marie-de-Gosse in France, the city Obama in Japan, and the city Cikaung in Indonesia have in common with Southern Shores? Click on the links to find out...