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

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

Swampscott is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Swampscott varies extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3°C (37.3°F) in March up to 18.4°C (65.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Swampscott 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 Swampscott?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Swampscott is ca:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Swampscott?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Swampscott. The nearest one is Deveraux Beach, which is 3.7km (7.1miles) away from Swampscott. Click here for directions and for more information on Deveraux Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Swampscott are allerton point, which is approximately 11.5km (7.1miles) away, and Nantasket Beach, located roughly 14.3km (8.9miles) from Swampscott.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are some gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Swampscott. The closest one is Eismans Beach, which is 0.9km (0.6miles) away from Swampscott. Another good beach near Swampscott is Phillips Beach, which is ca 1.6km (1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Swampscott?

The sea temperature at Swampscott is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Swampscott. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures come down to nearly 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Swampscott?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Swampscott: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Swampscott...

Do you know what the the city Peseng in Indonesia, the city Felgueiras in Portugal, and the city Marin in Spain have in common with Swampscott? Click on the links to find out...