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

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

Bonavista is a coastal city in Canada. It is a fairly dense town close to the ocean with a population of 3658 people. The water temperature around Bonavista varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from -0.9°C (30.4°F) in March up to 13.4°C (56.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 5°C (40°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Bonavista 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 Bonavista?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters around Bonavista is ca:
-0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Bonavista. A spot that might be worth checking out is Ingonish Beach, which is almost 371.7km (230.9miles) away from Bonavista. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Ingonish Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Lawrencetown, which is roughly 574.1km (356.6miles) away from Bonavista. Another surfspot is Lawrencetown, located 574.1km (356.6miles) from Bonavista.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not many beaches are near to Bonavista. A beach, which is not too far away, is Grand Beach, which is almost 154.1km (95.7miles) away from Bonavista. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Wreck Beach, 365.4km (226.9miles) away from Bonavista.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Bonavista?

The sea temperature around Bonavista is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (56°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Bonavista. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures drop down to approximately -1°C (30°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Bonavista?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from -1 to 4°C (30-39°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (47-56°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Bonavista: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Bonavista...

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