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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Melkbosstrand, South Africa

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

Melkbosstrand is a beach in South Africa. The water temperature around Melkbosstrand is nearly constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.1°F) in March up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of February, 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 winter, since Melkbosstrand 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 at Melkbosstrand?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Melkbosstrand is approximately:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Melkbosstrand. The closest one is Tube Wave, which is only 0.9km (2.3miles) away from Melkbosstrand. Click here for more information on Tube Wave and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Melkbosstrand are 3de Steen, which is roughly 3.7km (2.3miles) away, and 11th Ave Melkbos Strand, located roughly 4.2km (2.6miles) from Melkbosstrand.

Are there any other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Melkbosstrand?

Yes, there are other nice beaches close to Melkbosstrand. The nearest one is Bloubergstrand, which is 5.6km (3.5miles) away from Melkbosstrand. Another fun beach near Melkbosstrand is Sunset Beach, which is 9.6km (6miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Melkbosstrand?

The average water temperature at Melkbosstrand is definitely cold, around 13°C (56°F), with very little variations during the year. That is why a 3/4mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Melkbosstrand. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are February, March, and April. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, especially in the months of January, February, and March.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Melkbosstrand?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters at Melkbosstrand are always cold, reaching temperatures between 10 and 15°C (49-58°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Melkbosstrand: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Melkbosstrand...

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