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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sullivans Island, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sullivans Island...

Sullivans Island is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly dense town close to the ocean with a population of 1791 people. The water temperature around Sullivans Island has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.2°F) in December up to 28.1°C (82.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sullivans Island 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 Sullivans Island?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters around Sullivans Island is ca:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Sullivans Island. The nearest one is Berts Bar, which is just 0.4km (2.4miles) away from Sullivans Island. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Berts Bar and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Sullivans Island are Isle of Palms Pier, which is ca 3.8km (2.4miles) away, and The Washout, located roughly 7.7km (4.8miles) from Sullivans Island.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Sullivans Island. The closest decent beach is Folly Beach, which is just 9.6km (6miles) away from Sullivans Island. Another fun beach near Sullivans Island is Edisto Beach, which is ca 35km (21.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Sullivans Island?

The sea temperature around Sullivans Island is extremely warm, reaching up to 28°C (83°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Sullivans Island. However, during November, December, and January, temperatures drop down to nearly 12°C (54°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Sullivans Island?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during November, December, and January. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures range from 23 to 28°C (74-83°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Sullivans Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sullivans Island...

Do you know what the the city Munka-Ljungby in Sweden, the city Chianni in Italy, and the city Limaong in Philippines have in common with Sullivans Island? Click on the links to find out...