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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 coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 2477 people. The water temperature around Wrightsville Beach has extreme variability throughout the year. 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 graph 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 near Wrightsville Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Wrightsville Beach is approximately:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

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

Are there beaches located close to Wrightsville Beach?

Yes, there are several nice beaches close to Wrightsville Beach. The closest one is Wrightsville Beach, which is 0km (0miles) away from Wrightsville Beach. Another nice beach near Wrightsville Beach is Carolina Beach, which is approximately 13.2km (8.2miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Wrightsville Beach?

The water temperature around 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 wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Wrightsville Beach. However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures cool down to approximately 11°C (51°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Wrightsville Beach?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot 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 love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during June, July, and August when temperatures range from 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that love this water temperature 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.

Interesting facts about Wrightsville Beach...

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