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

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

Belfast is a coastal city in Canada. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1839 people. The water temperature around Belfast has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from -1.4°C (29.5°F) in March up to 18.2°C (64.8°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Belfast 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 Belfast?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters near Belfast is about:
-0°C (31°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Belfast. The closest decent spot is Lawrencetown, which is almost 102.1km (63.4miles) away from Belfast. Click here for more information on Lawrencetown and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Cow Bay-Moose Rocks, which is 105.1km (65.3miles) away from Belfast. Another good surfspot is Cow Bay-Moose Rocks, located roughly 105.1km (65.3miles) from Belfast.

Are there beaches close by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Belfast. The closest decent beach is Cavendish Beach, which is only 37.3km (23.2miles) away from Belfast. Another beautiful beach near Belfast is Parlee Beach, ca 78.5km (48.7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Belfast?

The sea temperature around Belfast is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Belfast. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures drop down to -1°C (30°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Belfast?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from -1 to 4°C (30-39°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Belfast: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Belfast...

Do you know what the the city Saint-Laurent-de-la-Pree in France, the city Pili in Philippines, and the city Edworth in United Kingdom have in common with Belfast? Click on the links to find out...