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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cockburn Town, Bahamas

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cockburn Town...

Cockburn Town is a coastal city in the Bahamas. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 831 people. The water temperature around Cockburn Town changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 24°C (75.2°F) in April up to 29°C (84.3°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Cockburn Town 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 Cockburn Town?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Cockburn Town is approximately:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Cockburn Town. The closest decent spot is French Bay, which is 7.3km (4.5miles) away from Cockburn Town. Click here for more information on French Bay and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Garbanzo, which is approximately 227.1km (141.1miles) away from Cockburn Town. Another fun surfspot is Garbanzo, located 227.1km (141.1miles) from Cockburn Town.

Are there beaches close to Cockburn Town?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Cockburn Town. The closest decent beach is Paradise Island, which is 188.4km (117miles) away from Cockburn Town. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Île à Rat, which is 327.6km (203.5miles) away from Cockburn Town.

What wetsuit do I need for Cockburn Town?

The water temperature around Cockburn Town is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during March, April, and May, sea temperatures drop down to 24°C (75°F). In this season, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok without a wetsuit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Cockburn Town?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 24 to 29°C (75-84°F) during March, April, and May. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Cockburn Town: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Cockburn Town...

Do you know what the the city Havre-Saint-Pierre in Canada, the city Santo Nino in Philippines, and the city Mortagne-sur-Gironde in France have in common with Cockburn Town? Click on the links to find out...