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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near McLaren Vale, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about McLaren Vale...

McLaren Vale is a coastal city in Australia. It is a comparatively little city close to the water with a population of 3853 people. The water temperature around McLaren Vale has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.4°C (56.1°F) in September up to 22.2°C (72°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since McLaren Vale 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 McLaren Vale?

The current water temperature in the month of December near McLaren Vale is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near McLaren Vale?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to McLaren Vale. The nearest one is Gull rock, which is 4.8km (3.2miles) away from McLaren Vale. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Gull rock and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near McLaren Vale are 3-poles reef, which is 5.2km (3.2miles) away, and Myponga, located approximately 13.9km (8.6miles) from McLaren Vale.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in close proximity to McLaren Vale. A good beach nearby is Oreti Beach, which is 1612.4km (1001.5miles) away from McLaren Vale. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Tunnel Beach, which is roughly 1703.2km (1057.9miles) away from McLaren Vale.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for McLaren Vale?

The water temperature around McLaren Vale is warm, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required for temperature-senstive people, but some people might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during August, September, and October, sea temperatures come down to approximately 13°C (56°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to McLaren Vale?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during August, September, and October. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during February, March, and April when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to McLaren Vale: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about McLaren Vale...

Do you know what the the city Quillebeuf-sur-Seine in France, the city Ventotene in Italy, and the city SantAngelo le Fratte in Italy have in common with McLaren Vale? Click on the links to find out...