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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Horse Islands, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Horse Islands...

Horse Islands is an island in Canada. It is located in the Newfoundland and Labrador island group. The water temperature around Horse Islands changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from -1.4°C (29.5°F) in April up to 14.2°C (57.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 5°C (40°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Horse Islands 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 Horse Islands?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Horse Islands is approximately:
10°C (51°F)

Are there surf spots close to Horse Islands?

Not too many surf spots are located in proximity to Horse Islands. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ingonish Beach, which is 371.3km (230.6miles) away from Horse Islands. Click here for more information on Ingonish Beach and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Lawrencetown, which is approximately 577.5km (358.7miles) away from Horse Islands. Another fun surfspot is Lawrencetown, located 577.5km (358.7miles) from Horse Islands.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Horse Islands. A good beach nearby is Grand Beach, which is 172.1km (106.9miles) away from Horse Islands. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Wreck Beach, which is 364.3km (226.3miles) away from Horse Islands.

What wetsuit is needed for Horse Islands?

The water temperature around Horse Islands 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 a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Horse Islands. However, during March, April, and May, temperatures cool down to approximately -1°C (29°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Horse Islands?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from -1 to 4°C (29-38°F) during March, April, and May. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Horse Islands: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Horse Islands...

Do you know what the the city Scarborough in the United States, the city Lalor in the Australia, and the city Panama in the Panama have in common with Horse Islands? Click on the links to find out...