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Swimming in Ogunquit - ocean too cold??

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Swimming in Ogunquit - ocean too cold??

Hi,

We are renting a small house in Ogunquit in July for a week. Is the ocean going to be too cold too swim? Could anyone recommenend a pool..maybe at a hotel...if we have lunch there? I'd greeatly appreciate any advice for us...

Thanks,

Maggie

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1. Re: Swimming in Ogunquit - ocean too cold??

you can see the surf temperature at this link:

http://weather.boston.com/marine/nh.html

when it gets to above 60 is it very swimmable. the problem is that people quit too early. it feels very cold at first, especially if you have been previously baking on the beach, but after a little while it begins to feel fine (especially if you duck your head all the way under). then your body adjusts and it is just fine.

in addition, for small children, at low and mid tide, there are tide pools which form and provide water for them to splash and play in.

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2. Re: Swimming in Ogunquit - ocean too cold??

Thank you!! I'll check the website when It gets closer to vacation!!

Maggie

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3. Re: Swimming in Ogunquit - ocean too cold??

The water isn't the temperature of the Carribean, but it's so refreshing and once you're in it's hard to come out. The surf is wonderful and you'll catch some great waves for bodysurfing!

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4. Re: Swimming in Ogunquit - ocean too cold??

Oqt Grrl is right at first it seems numbing almost painful for your feet but if you stay in a while your body adapts and it is great.

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