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

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

Tybee Island is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Tybee Island has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 11.5°C (52.7°F) in January up to 29.4°C (84.9°F) in the month of July, 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 summer, since Tybee 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 at Tybee Island?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Tybee Island is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Tybee Island?

There are not many surf spots close to Tybee Island. A good spot nearby is Tybee pier, which is just 0.6km (29.5miles) away from Tybee Island. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Tybee pier and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Tybee Island are Edisto Beach, which is 47.5km (29.5miles) away, and Sea Island, located approximately 64.2km (39.8miles) from Tybee Island.

Are there any other sandy beaches close by?

There are some gorgeous beaches close to Tybee Island. The closest one is Hilton Head Island, which is only 15.9km (9.9miles) away from Tybee Island. Another nice beach near Tybee Island is Sapelo Island, which is 43km (26.7miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Tybee Island?

The sea temperature at Tybee Island is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (85°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Tybee Island. However, during winter, temperatures come down to roughly 11°C (53°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Tybee Island?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (53-62°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 24 to 29°C (76-85°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Tybee Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Tybee Island...

Do you know what the the city Cornwall-on-Hudson in the United States, the city Hoani in the Comoros, and the city Trebujena in the Spain have in common with Tybee Island? Click on the links to find out...