Head of the Gut



Indentation of a coastline or shoreline enclosing a part of a body of water; a body of water partly surrounded by land.
See also: Harbors
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
38.621501°, -75.080459°
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0 ft. (0 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Head of the Gut is covered by the Bethany Beach, DE US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Bays

Sawpit Cove 0.2 mi
Raccoon Cove 0.7 mi
Station Cove 0.8 mi
Murray Marsh Cove 1.0 mi
Steels Cove 1.5 mi

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Hawkins Point Water 0.3 mi
Big Cedar Island Land 0.4 mi
Little Cedar Island Land 0.4 mi
Old Ship Channel Water 0.4 mi
Little Ditch Water 0.6 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is LE which is approximately 10 miles away and has an elevation of 15 feet (15 feet higher than Head of the Gut). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 4.01" 44.6° 28.2°
February 3.22" 46.9° 29.6°
March 4.45" 54.7° 36.4°
April 3.54" 64.9° 44.3°
May 3.91" 73.9° 54.1°
June 3.15" 81.9° 63.0°
July 4.19" 86.3° 68.3°
August 5.34" 84.5° 67.2°
September 3.77" 78.9° 61.5°
October 3.42" 68.5° 49.8°
November 3.33" 58.9° 41.1°
December 3.67" 49.5° 32.7°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 53% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 73% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 73% of other locations on record.