Pacific Ocean Temperatures on California Coast



Analysis: Tourists from around the globe complain about the winter and even summer temperatures of the Pacific Ocean in California. While the majority of the population living in California live within 50 miles of the coast, and the cool water temps help to provide some of the finest air temperatures along the coast throughout the seasons, the water is, indeed, chilly. That's why (out of necessity), some great companies such as O'Neill out of Santa Cruz began the modern day wet suit designs that allow visitors, locals and surfers to be in the water anytime.

You'll notice from the chart above that the warmest temperatures average out to around 72 degrees in the southernmost beach regions next to the Mexico (Tijuana) border in San Diego, during the month of August. While we've seen temps get a little warmer in the past year or so (up to around 75), winter time does average in the low 60's and 50's.  Santa Barbara / Ventura is where the water starts getting into the comfort zone during the summer months, and where you'll find people going to escape the inland heat.


 
California Coast Water Temps in Pacific Ocean Temperature Chart

Do you want to know what the water temperature
is at a certain beach on a certain month?
Here are some!

 

Water Temperatures in Degrees Fahrenheit

 

Location

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr
1-15

Apr
16-30

May
1-15

May
16-31

Jun
1-15

Jun
16-30

Jul
1-15

Jul
16-31

Aug
1-15

Aug
16-31

Sep
1-15

Sep
16-30

Oct
1-15

Oct
16-31

Nov

Dec

Trinidad

51
51
52
50
51
50
50
51
51
53
53
53
55
55
54
54
54
53
51

Crescent City

50

51

51
51
52
53
54
54
56
57
58
59
59
58
56
54
54
53
51

Fort Point

53
53
54
54
55
55
55
56
58
58
58
59
60
60
60
59
58
56
55

Fort Ross

52
52
51
50
49
49
49
50
50
51
52
52
53
53
54
54
54
54
53

Mendocino

52
52
50
50
50
50
50
51
51
51
51
52
52
53
53
54
53
53
53

Bodega Bay

52
52
52
51
50
50
50
51
51
51
53
53
54
54
55
55
54
54
53

Santa Cruz

53
54
54
54
54
55
55
56
57
58
59
59
60
60
59
59
59
56
54

Pacific Grove

53
54
54
54
55
55
55
56
57
57
57
57
57
58
58
57
56
55
55

Point Lobos

53
53
52
52
51
51
51
52
53
53
54
54
55
55
56
55
55
55
53

Morro Bay

54
54
54
53
54
54
55
56
57
57
58
58
58
58
58
57
57
56
55

Avila Beach

55
56
55
54
54
55
55
56
57
58
60
60
60
60
60
59
59
57
55

Anacapa Island

56

56

56

56

57

58

59

60

61

63

64

65

65

65

64

64

63

61

59

Port Hueneme

56

56

56

56

56

57

57

58

60

60

62

62

62

62

62

62

61

60

58

Ventura

55

57

58

59

59

60

61

62

64

64

65

67

67

66

65

65

62

60

56

Santa Barbara

56

57

57

58

58

59

60

61

62

63

63

64

65

64

64

64

62

60

57

Gaviota

57

57

56

56

57

57

58

58

60

62

63

64

64

64

63

62

62

61

58

Point Mugu

57

57

56

55

54

55

56

58

58

59

60

62

61

61

62

62

60

60

59

Los Angeles

58

58

60

60

60

61

61

62

64

65

67

68

68

67

66

66

66

64

60

Santa Monica

57

57

58

58

59

60

61

63

65

66

67

68

68

67

66

65

63

61

59

Zuma Beach

57

57

57

57

57

57

58

59

60

61

63

66

66

65

64

64

62

61

58

Newport Beach

58

60

60

60

61

63

64

66

66

69

69

70

69

69

68

68

65

64

61

Avalon

58

57

58

58

59

60

62

62

64

66

67

69

70

69

68

68

66

63

60

San Clemente

57

57

58

58

59

60

61

63

63

64

66

68

67

66

66

65

63

61

58

Oceanside

57

57

58

59

60

61

62

63

65

66

67

69

69

67

66

65

63

61

59

San Diego

59

61

61

61

62

64

64

65.5

68

70

70

71

72

71

69

69

66

65

62


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