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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cox Bay, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cox Bay...

Cox Bay is a surf spot in Canada. The water temperature around Cox Bay changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.5°C (45.6°F) in January up to 14.3°C (57.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Cox Bay 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 at Cox Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Cox Bay is about:
13°C (55°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Cox Bay?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Cox Bay. The closest one is Chestermans beach-north, which is only 1.4km (0.9miles) away from Cox Bay. Click here for more information on Chestermans beach-north and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Cox Bay is Tofino, which is roughly 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

Are there beaches near Cox Bay?

No, there are not too many beaches close to Cox Bay. One beach, which is not too far away, is Long Beach, which is only 6.1km (3.8miles) away from Cox Bay. Another gorgeous beach near Cox Bay is Qualicum Beach, which is ca 66.9km (41.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Cox Bay?

The water temperature at Cox Bay is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (58°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during December, January, and February, temperatures drop down to 8°C (46°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Cox Bay?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Cox Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Cox Bay...

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