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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Gulf of Saint Lawrence

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Gulf of Saint Lawrence...

Gulf of Saint Lawrence is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Gulf of Saint Lawrence has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from -1.6°C (29°F) in March up to 17.4°C (63.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 6°C (43°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Gulf of Saint Lawrence 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 Gulf of Saint Lawrence?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters around Gulf of Saint Lawrence is ca:
-0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are close to Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The closest decent spot is Ingonish Beach, which is almost 80.3km (49.9miles) away from Gulf of Saint Lawrence. 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 try surfing Lawrencetown-Plan B, which is approximately 176km (109.3miles) away from Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Another fun surfspot is Lawrencetown-Plan B, located roughly 176km (109.3miles) from Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

Are there sandy beaches in proximity to Gulf of Saint Lawrence?

There are not many beaches close to Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The closest decent beach is Cavendish Beach, which is only 75.7km (47miles) away from Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Another nice beach near Gulf of Saint Lawrence is Wreck Beach, which is roughly 80.9km (50.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Gulf of Saint Lawrence?

The sea temperature at Gulf of Saint Lawrence is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, sea temperatures come down to nearly -2°C (29°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 cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Gulf of Saint Lawrence?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from -2 to 3°C (29-38°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Gulf of Saint Lawrence: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Gulf of Saint Lawrence...

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