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

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

Wellfleet is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Wellfleet changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 0.9°C (33.7°F) in February up to 20°C (68°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Wellfleet 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 Wellfleet?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Wellfleet is about:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Wellfleet. The nearest one is Whitecrest Beach, which is just 2.7km (2.3miles) away from Wellfleet. Click here to check out more information on Whitecrest Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Wellfleet are Marconi Beach, which is 3.7km (2.3miles) away, and Ballston Beach, located roughly 4.9km (3miles) from Wellfleet.

Are there any other beaches close by?

There are more gorgeous beaches near to Wellfleet. The nearest one is South Sunken Meadow, which is just 4.4km (2.8miles) away from Wellfleet. Another beach near Wellfleet is Marconi Beach, which is ca 4.5km (2.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Wellfleet?

The sea temperature at Wellfleet is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°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 come down to nearly 1°C (34°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Wellfleet?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 1 to 6°C (34-43°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Wellfleet: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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