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

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

West Milford is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the water with a population of 26968 people. The water temperature around West Milford changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.8°C (37°F) in February up to 21.2°C (70.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since West Milford 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 Milford?

The current water temperature in the month of May near West Milford is approximately:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots near West Milford?

There are not too many surf spots close to West Milford. The closest decent spot is 92nd Street, which is 47.8km (31.2miles) away from West Milford. Click here for directions and for more information on 92nd Street and its water temperature. Other surfspots near West Milford are Jones Beach, which is approximately 50.2km (31.2miles) away, and Connecticut Street Jetty, located 51.6km (32.1miles) from West Milford.

Are there beautiful beaches close to West Milford?

No, there are not too many beaches close to West Milford. A beach that might be worth checking out is Demarest Lloyd Beach, which is just 24.3km (15.1miles) away from West Milford. Another beach near West Milford is Palisades Park, 27.5km (17.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for West Milford?

The water temperature around West Milford 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 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around West Milford. However, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 3°C (37°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some 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 advisable to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to West Milford?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to West Milford: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about West Milford...

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