Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near West Hampton Dunes, United States
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about West Hampton Dunes...
West Hampton Dunes is a beach in the United States.
The water temperature around West Hampton Dunes changes dramatically during the year.
The temperature ranges from 3.7°C (38.7°F) in February up to 21.4°C (70.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since West Hampton Dunes 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 West Hampton Dunes?
The current water temperature in the month of September at West Hampton Dunes is approximately:
Are there surf spots close to West Hampton Dunes?
Yes, there are several surf spots close to West Hampton Dunes. The nearest one is Cupsogue beach, which is only 0.8km (1.8miles) away from West Hampton Dunes. Click here
for more information on Cupsogue beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near West Hampton Dunes are Jetty 4
, which is ca 2.9km (1.8miles) away, and Smith point
, located 7.8km (4.8miles) from West Hampton Dunes.
Are there any other nice beaches close by?
Yes, there are some other gorgeous beaches close to West Hampton Dunes. The nearest one is City Point Beach
, which is 2.6km (1.6miles) away from West Hampton Dunes. Another gorgeous beach near West Hampton Dunes is Westhampton Beach
, which is approximately 4.3km (2.7miles) away.
Which wetsuit thickness is needed for West Hampton Dunes?
The water temperature at West Hampton Dunes 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 be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of roughly 4°C (39°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.
How is the scuba diving and fishing close to West Hampton Dunes?
Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.
Directions to West Hampton Dunes: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Interesting facts about West Hampton Dunes...
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