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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 surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Wrightsville beach changes dramatically during 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 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 February at Wrightsville beach is ca:
11°C (51°F)

Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Wrightsville beach?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Wrightsville beach. The closest one is Carolina Beach, which is just 13.3km (8.3miles) away from Wrightsville beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Carolina Beach and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Wrightsville beach is Bald Head Island- Point, which is approximately 27.5km (17.1miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are some other beautiful beaches near to Wrightsville beach. The closest one is Wrightsville Beach, which is 0.5km (0.3miles) away from Wrightsville beach. Another beach near Wrightsville beach is Carolina Beach, which is ca 13.7km (8.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need 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 light wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Wrightsville beach. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 11°C (51°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Wrightsville beach?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. 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 summer when temperatures go up to 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.

Fun facts about Wrightsville beach...

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