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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 surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Sunset Beach changes dramatically 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 illustrated 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 February at Sunset Beach is about:
8°C (47°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Sunset Beach. The nearest one is Upham Beach, which is just 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Sunset Beach. Click here for more information on Upham Beach and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Sunset Beach is Redington Breakwater, which is approximately 5.6km (3.5miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are other beaches near to Sunset Beach. The nearest one is St Pete Beach, which is 1.9km (1.2miles) away from Sunset Beach. Another gorgeous beach near Sunset Beach is Madeira Beach, which is approximately 4.4km (2.7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Sunset Beach?

The sea 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 1mm wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Sunset Beach. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of 8°C (47°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Sunset Beach?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when water temperatures reach 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range 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.

Some fun facts about Sunset Beach...

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