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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bellingen, Australia

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

Bellingen is a coastal city in Australia. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1598 people. The water temperature around Bellingen changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 19.7°C (67.5°F) in August up to 26.7°C (80°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (72°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Bellingen is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Bellingen?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Bellingen is approximately:
27°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Bellingen. The closest one is Urunga, which is just 8.6km (7.5miles) away from Bellingen. Click here for more information on Urunga and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Bellingen are Valla Beach, which is roughly 12.1km (7.5miles) away, and Southside, located roughly 13.1km (8.1miles) from Bellingen.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Bellingen. A beach, which is not too far away, is Ninety Mile Beach, which is almost 1175.2km (729.9miles) away from Bellingen. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Bayleys Beach, which is ca 1226.7km (761.9miles) away from Bellingen.

What wetsuit do I need for Bellingen?

The water temperature around Bellingen is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or light wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during July, August, and September, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 20°C (67°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Bellingen?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 20 to 25°C (67-76°F) during summer. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during winter when temperatures range from 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Bellingen: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bellingen...

Do you know what the the city Cleve in Australia, the city Vapi in India, and the island Rotuma in Fiji have in common with Bellingen? Click on the links to find out...