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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Antigonish, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Antigonish...

Antigonish is a coastal city in Canada. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 5003 people. The water temperature around Antigonish varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from -1.5°C (29.3°F) in March up to 18.4°C (65.2°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Antigonish 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 near Antigonish?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Antigonish is about:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Antigonish. A spot, which is not too far away, is Lawrencetown, which is just 94.3km (58.9miles) away from Antigonish. Click here for more information on Lawrencetown and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Antigonish are Lawrencetown-Plan B, which is 94.8km (58.9miles) away, and Cow Bay-Moose Rocks, located approximately 98.8km (61.4miles) from Antigonish.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Antigonish. A beach, which is not too far away, is Cavendish Beach, which is 89.9km (55.8miles) away from Antigonish. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Wreck Beach, which is roughly 112.1km (69.6miles) away from Antigonish.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Antigonish?

The water temperature around Antigonish is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures come down to nearly -2°C (29°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Antigonish?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from -2 to 4°C (29-38°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Antigonish: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Antigonish...

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