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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Margate, Australia

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

Margate is a coastal city in Australia. It is a fairly small-sized town close to the water with a population of 3397 people. The water temperature around Margate has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 17.3°C (63.1°F) in July up to 26.2°C (79.2°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (72°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Margate is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Margate?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Margate is ca:
19°C (66°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Margate?

There are not many surf spots close to Margate. The next good one is Clifton Beach, which is just 13.5km (13miles) away from Margate. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Clifton Beach and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Margate are Park beach, which is roughly 20.9km (13miles) away, and Shipstern, located 27.7km (17.2miles) from Margate.

Are there sandy beaches near Margate?

Not too many beaches are located in proximity to Margate. A beach that might be worth checking out is Oreti Beach, which is 1026km (637.3miles) away from Margate. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Tunnel Beach, 1132.9km (703.7miles) away from Margate.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Margate?

The sea temperature around Margate is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during June, July, and August, sea temperatures come down to 17°C (63°F). In this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Margate?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during summer. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during winter when sea temperatures reach 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Margate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Margate...

Do you know what the the island Cape Breton in Canada, the geo Santa Lucia Escarpment , and the city Greenland in United States have in common with Margate? Click on the links to find out...