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

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

Virginia Beach is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 437994 people. The water temperature around Virginia Beach changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 5.1°C (41.2°F) in February up to 24.6°C (76.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Virginia 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 near Virginia Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters close to Virginia Beach is approximately:
11°C (51°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Virginia Beach. The closest one is Virginia Beach, which is just 0.6km (0.8miles) away from Virginia Beach. Click here to check out more information on Virginia Beach and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Virginia Beach are 42nd St VA Beach, which is approximately 1.3km (0.8miles) away, and 1st Street Jetty, located roughly 1.7km (1miles) from Virginia Beach.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Virginia Beach?

No, there are not many beaches near to Virginia Beach. The closest decent beach is Portsmouth, which is only 17.8km (11miles) away from Virginia Beach. Another nice beach near Virginia Beach is Corolla, roughly 33.7km (20.9miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Virginia Beach?

The water temperature around Virginia Beach is warm, reaching up to 25°C (76°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Virginia Beach?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 20 to 25°C (67-76°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Virginia Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Virginia Beach...

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