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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Port Hawkesbury, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Port Hawkesbury...

Port Hawkesbury is a coastal city in Canada. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 3564 people. The water temperature around Port Hawkesbury varies extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from -1.1°C (30°F) in March up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Port Hawkesbury 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 Port Hawkesbury?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Port Hawkesbury is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Port Hawkesbury. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ingonish Beach, which is 84.5km (52.5miles) away from Port Hawkesbury. Click here to check out more information on Ingonish Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Lawrencetown-Plan B, which is roughly 119.6km (74.3miles) away from Port Hawkesbury. Another good surfspot is Lawrencetown-Plan B, located approximately 119.6km (74.3miles) from Port Hawkesbury.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not many beaches are in close proximity to Port Hawkesbury. A beach that might be worth checking out is Wreck Beach, which is more than 92.9km (57.7miles) away from Port Hawkesbury. If you have some extra time, you can also try Cavendish Beach, which is approximately 114.8km (71.3miles) away from Port Hawkesbury.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Port Hawkesbury?

The sea temperature around Port Hawkesbury is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, water temperatures drop down to roughly -1°C (30°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Port Hawkesbury?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from -1 to 4°C (30-39°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Port Hawkesbury: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Port Hawkesbury...

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