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

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

Margate is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the water with a population of 53284 people. The water temperature around Margate has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 24.5°C (76.2°F) in February up to 29.7°C (85.5°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Margate 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 Margate?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Margate is approximately:
27°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots close to Margate?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Margate. The closest one is Commercial Pier, which is just 8km (5.9miles) away from Margate. Click here for more information on Commercial Pier and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Margate are Fort Lauderdale-14th Street, which is ca 9.4km (5.9miles) away, and Deerfield Beach Pier, located roughly 9.6km (6miles) from Margate.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches near to Margate. The nearest one is Turtle Bay Beach, which is only 1.7km (1.1miles) away from Margate. Another beautiful beach near Margate is Pompano Beach, which is ca 5.1km (3.2miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Margate?

The water temperature around Margate is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (85°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to 25°C (76°F). During this time, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some people might even be fine without a wetsuit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Margate?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 25 to 30°C (76-85°F) during January, February, and March. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (76-85°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Margate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Margate...

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