Swimming in California in december 2022 Sea temperature by city in december

Do you want to go to the beach in California in december 2022? Is it the right month to go for pleasant temperatures and staying in the water for a long time? The answer is on this page with the sea temperatures in december in California by city and our opinion on the chances of enjoying pleasant sea conditions.

Sea temperature in California in december 2022

Here, find the average sea temperature in California in december in several coastal cities.

Los Angeles

on average:

61°F

min: 59°F / max: 63°F

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San Diego

on average:

61°F

min: 59°F / max: 63°F

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San Francisco

on average:

55°F

min: 53°F / max: 57°F

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San Clemente

on average:

61°F

min: 58°F / max: 63°F

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Santa Barbara

on average:

59°F

min: 57°F / max: 60°F

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Big Sur

on average:

56°F

min: 54°F / max: 58°F

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Cambria

on average:

58°F

min: 56°F / max: 60°F

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Carmel-by-the-Sea

Channel Islands National Park

Crescent City

on average:

52°F

min: 49°F / max: 56°F

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Encinitas

on average:

61°F

min: 58°F / max: 63°F

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Eureka

on average:

53°F

min: 49°F / max: 57°F

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Gaviota

on average:

59°F

min: 58°F / max: 61°F

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Gualala

on average:

55°F

min: 52°F / max: 57°F

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Half Moon Bay

on average:

55°F

min: 53°F / max: 57°F

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Hollywood

on average:

61°F

min: 59°F / max: 62°F

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Jenner

on average:

54°F

min: 52°F / max: 57°F

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Klamath

on average:

52°F

min: 49°F / max: 56°F

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Malibu

on average:

60°F

min: 59°F / max: 61°F

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Where should you go swimming in California in the month of december?

Swimming in California in december is cold (in the best case scenario)

In december in California swimming conditions vary by city. Details below:

Swimming in december in Los Angeles , San Diego, San Clemente, Encinitas, Hollywood and Malibu is possible... with a wetsuit! Indeed, the water is cold at this time of year with an average temperature of 61°F (min: 59°F/max: 63°F).

Forget about swimming in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Cambria, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Channel Islands National Park, Crescent City, Eureka, Gaviota, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Gualala, Half Moon Bay, Jenner and Klamath in december! The water temperature is freezing, reaching as low as 53°F (and only 57°F at the best of times). Our advice: plan on sightseeing, and don't bring your beach towel!

Where to go swimming in California in december: the map of sea temperatures

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Water temperature and seasonal norms in december

Los Angeles

December
Average sea temperature 61°F
Minimum sea temperature 59°F
Maximum sea temperature 63°F
Average outside temperature 61°F
Maximum outside temperature 67°F
Minimum outside temperature 54°F
Precipitation 2.9in
Number of days of precipitation 3 jour(s)
(8%)
Cloud cover 21%
Our opinion cold swimming

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San Diego

December
Average sea temperature 61°F
Minimum sea temperature 59°F
Maximum sea temperature 63°F
Average outside temperature 61°F
Maximum outside temperature 67°F
Minimum outside temperature 56°F
Precipitation 2.6in
Number of days of precipitation 3 jour(s)
(9%)
Cloud cover 22%
Our opinion cold swimming

More information on swimming in San Diego in december

San Francisco

December
Average sea temperature 55°F
Minimum sea temperature 53°F
Maximum sea temperature 57°F
Average outside temperature 54°F
Maximum outside temperature 59°F
Minimum outside temperature 49°F
Precipitation 2.5in
Number of days of precipitation 4 jour(s)
(13%)
Cloud cover 33%
Our opinion freezing swimming

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San Clemente

December
Average sea temperature 61°F
Minimum sea temperature 58°F
Maximum sea temperature 63°F
Average outside temperature 59°F
Maximum outside temperature 67°F
Minimum outside temperature 52°F
Precipitation 1.8in
Number of days of precipitation 2 jour(s)
(7%)
Cloud cover 25%
Our opinion cold swimming

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Santa Barbara

December
Average sea temperature 59°F
Minimum sea temperature 57°F
Maximum sea temperature 60°F
Average outside temperature 58°F
Maximum outside temperature 65°F
Minimum outside temperature 49°F
Precipitation 2.5in
Number of days of precipitation 3 jour(s)
(8%)
Cloud cover 21%
Our opinion freezing swimming

More information on swimming in Santa Barbara in december

List of coastal cities in California

Los Angeles in decembercold swimming
San Diego in decembercold swimming
San Francisco in decemberfreezing swimming
San Clemente in decembercold swimming
Santa Barbara in decemberfreezing swimming
Big Sur in decemberfreezing swimming
Cambria in decemberfreezing swimming
Carmel-by-the-Sea in decemberfreezing swimming
Channel Islands National Park in decemberfreezing swimming
Crescent City in decemberfreezing swimming
Encinitas in decembercold swimming
Eureka in decemberfreezing swimming
Gaviota in decemberfreezing swimming
Golden Gate National Recreation Area in decemberfreezing swimming
Gualala in decemberfreezing swimming
Half Moon Bay in decemberfreezing swimming
Hollywood in decembercold swimming
Jenner in decemberfreezing swimming
Klamath in decemberfreezing swimming
Malibu in decembercold swimming
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