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

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

Swansea is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 16525 people. The water temperature around Swansea varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 2.6°C (36.6°F) in February up to 20.9°C (69.5°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Swansea 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 Swansea?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Swansea is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Swansea. The nearest one is 2nd Beach, which is just 18.3km (11.6miles) away from Swansea. Click here to check out more information on 2nd Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Swansea are Horseneck Beach, which is ca 18.6km (11.6miles) away, and 1st beach, located roughly 18.8km (11.7miles) from Swansea.

Are there beaches close by?

There are several gorgeous beaches close to Swansea. The nearest one is Barrington Beach, which is only 6.5km (4.1miles) away from Swansea. Another fun beach near Swansea is Tiverton, which is ca 8.5km (5.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Swansea?

The sea temperature around Swansea is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to approximately 3°C (37°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Swansea?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Swansea: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Swansea...

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