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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near West Gulfport, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about West Gulfport...

West Gulfport is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite mid-size city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 71329 people. The water temperature around West Gulfport has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 8.8°C (47.9°F) in January up to 30°C (85.9°F) in the month of June, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (71°F) and the best time for water activities is early summer, since West Gulfport 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 West Gulfport?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are close to West Gulfport. The closest decent spot is Chandeleur Islands, which is 41.5km (25.8miles) away from West Gulfport. Click here for more information on Chandeleur Islands and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out The Cross Pensacola Beach, which is approximately 115.6km (71.8miles) away from West Gulfport. Another surfspot is The Cross Pensacola Beach, located approximately 115.6km (71.8miles) from West Gulfport.

Are there beaches in proximity to West Gulfport?

There are other nice beaches close to West Gulfport. The nearest one is Gulfport, which is 2.5km (1.6miles) away from West Gulfport. Another beautiful beach near West Gulfport is Biloxi, which is roughly 12.5km (7.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for West Gulfport?

The sea temperature around West Gulfport is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of May, June, and Jul. During this time, in the early summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures come down to nearly 9°C (48°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some 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 better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near West Gulfport?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during May, June, and Jul when sea temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to West Gulfport: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about West Gulfport...

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