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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Deer Lake, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Deer Lake...

Deer Lake is a coastal city in Canada. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 4163 people. The water temperature around Deer Lake changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 0°C (32°F) in February up to 15.5°C (59.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 6°C (43°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Deer Lake 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 Deer Lake?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters close to Deer Lake is approximately:
10°C (51°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Deer Lake. A spot that might be worth checking out is Ingonish Beach, which is 223.6km (138.9miles) away from Deer Lake. Click here for directions and for more information on Ingonish Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Lawrencetown, which is ca 426.8km (265.1miles) away from Deer Lake. Another surfspot is Lawrencetown, located roughly 426.8km (265.1miles) from Deer Lake.

Are there nice beaches in close proximity to Deer Lake?

No, not many beaches are located near to Deer Lake. A beach, which is not too far away, is Grand Beach, which is almost 167.4km (104miles) away from Deer Lake. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Wreck Beach, roughly 215.2km (133.7miles) away from Deer Lake.

What wetsuit is recommended for Deer Lake?

The water temperature around Deer Lake is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (60°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Deer Lake. However, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 0°C (32°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Deer Lake?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 0 to 5°C (32-41°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (51-60°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Deer Lake: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Deer Lake...

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