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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Kensington, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Kensington...

Kensington is a coastal city in Canada. It is a fairly dense city close to the water with a population of 1424 people. The water temperature around Kensington has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from -1.7°C (29°F) in February up to 17.8°C (64.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Kensington 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 Kensington?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Kensington is about:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Kensington?

Not many surf spots are located close to Kensington. A spot, which is not too far away, is Lawrencetown-Plan B, which is more than 124.5km (77.3miles) away from Kensington. Click here to check out more information on Lawrencetown-Plan B and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Cow Bay-Moose Rocks, which is roughly 126.2km (78.4miles) away from Kensington. Another good surfspot is Cow Bay-Moose Rocks, located roughly 126.2km (78.4miles) from Kensington.

Are there gorgeous beaches close to Kensington?

There are not too many beaches near to Kensington. One beach, which is not too far away, is Cavendish Beach, which is just 12.1km (7.5miles) away from Kensington. Another beach near Kensington is Parlee Beach, which is approximately 43.5km (27miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Kensington?

The sea temperature around Kensington is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly -2°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 high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Kensington?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from -2 to 3°C (29-38°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Kensington: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Kensington...

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