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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sunset Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sunset Beach...

Sunset Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Sunset Beach varies significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.3°C (47°F) in February up to 27.5°C (81.6°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Sunset Beach 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 Sunset Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Sunset Beach is approximately:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Sunset Beach. The nearest one is Sunset Beach, which is just 1km (2.7miles) away from Sunset Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Sunset Beach and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Sunset Beach are Ocean Isle, which is 4.4km (2.7miles) away, and Holden Beach, located 11.1km (6.9miles) from Sunset Beach.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are other gorgeous beaches close to Sunset Beach. The closest one is Sunset Beach, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Sunset Beach. Another good beach near Sunset Beach is Sunset Beach, which is roughly 0km (0miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Sunset Beach?

The water temperature at Sunset Beach is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or light wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures cool down to nearly 8°C (47°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sunset Beach?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during August, September, and October when temperatures range from 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Sunset Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sunset Beach...

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