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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Margate Pier, United States

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

Margate Pier is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Margate Pier changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 3.2°C (37.7°F) in February up to 23°C (73.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Margate Pier 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 at Margate Pier?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Margate Pier is approximately:
4°C (40°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Margate Pier?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Margate Pier. The nearest one is Ventnor Pier, which is 1.1km (0.7miles) away from Margate Pier. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Ventnor Pier and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Margate Pier is Waverly, which is roughly 3.9km (2.4miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are some gorgeous beaches in proximity to Margate Pier. The closest one is Margate City, which is only 0.5km (0.3miles) away from Margate Pier. Another beach near Margate Pier is Ventnor City, which is roughly 1.3km (0.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Margate Pier?

The water temperature at Margate Pier is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to approximately 3°C (38°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Margate Pier?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Margate Pier: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Margate Pier...

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