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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Grand Manan Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Grand Manan Basin...

Grand Manan Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Grand Manan Basin varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 3.6°C (38.4°F) in March up to 11.5°C (52.6°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (45°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Grand Manan Basin 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 Grand Manan Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters near Grand Manan Basin is about:
4°C (40°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Grand Manan Basin. The closest decent spot is Cherry Hill, which is almost 100.7km (62.5miles) away from Grand Manan Basin. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Cherry Hill and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Cow Bay-Moose Rocks, which is roughly 151.7km (94.2miles) away from Grand Manan Basin. Another fun surfspot is Cow Bay-Moose Rocks, located 151.7km (94.2miles) from Grand Manan Basin.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Grand Manan Basin. The closest decent beach is Prince Cove, which is only 40.8km (25.3miles) away from Grand Manan Basin. Another fun beach near Grand Manan Basin is Grays Beach, which is approximately 47.4km (29.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Grand Manan Basin?

The sea temperature at Grand Manan Basin is pretty cold, reaching up to 11°C (53°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Grand Manan Basin. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures drop down to approximately 4°C (38°F). In 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 high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Grand Manan Basin?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (38-47°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures reach 6 to 11°C (44-53°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Grand Manan Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Grand Manan Basin...

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