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

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

Wrightsville Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Wrightsville Beach has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 10.7°C (51.3°F) in February up to 27.5°C (81.5°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Wrightsville 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 at Wrightsville Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Wrightsville Beach is ca:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Wrightsville Beach. The closest one is Wrightsville beach, which is only 0.5km (8miles) away from Wrightsville Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Wrightsville beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Wrightsville Beach are Carolina Beach, which is 12.8km (8miles) away, and Bald Head Island- Point, located roughly 27km (16.8miles) from Wrightsville Beach.

Are there any other sandy beaches in proximity to Wrightsville Beach?

There are other nice beaches in proximity to Wrightsville Beach. The closest one is Carolina Beach, which is just 13.2km (8.2miles) away from Wrightsville Beach. Another nice beach near Wrightsville Beach is Carolina Beach Blue Flag Beach, which is approximately 13.2km (8.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Wrightsville Beach?

The sea temperature at Wrightsville Beach is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 11°C (51°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Wrightsville Beach?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures go up to 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Wrightsville Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Wrightsville Beach...

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