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

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

Sullivan is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 1232 people. The water temperature around Sullivan varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.5°C (36.6°F) in February up to 11.7°C (53.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (45°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sullivan 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 Sullivan?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Sullivan is approximately:
7°C (45°F)

Are there surf spots close to Sullivan?

Not too many surf spots are located in proximity to Sullivan. The closest decent spot is Popham-Read, which is almost 96.6km (60miles) away from Sullivan. Click here for directions and for more information on Popham-Read and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Kennebunk beach, which is roughly 140.2km (87miles) away from Sullivan. Another surfspot is Kennebunk beach, located roughly 140.2km (87miles) from Sullivan.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Sullivan. The closest decent beach is Grays Beach, which is only 38.8km (24.1miles) away from Sullivan. Another fun beach near Sullivan is Lincolnville Beach, 43.4km (26.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Sullivan?

The water temperature around Sullivan is pretty cold, reaching up to 12°C (53°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Sullivan. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 3°C (37°F). In this season, 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 good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Sullivan?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 7 to 12°C (44-53°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Sullivan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sullivan...

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