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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Qualicum Beach, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Qualicum Beach...

Qualicum Beach is a beach in Canada. The water temperature around Qualicum Beach has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.5°C (43.7°F) in February up to 16.8°C (62.3°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Qualicum Beach 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 Qualicum Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Qualicum Beach is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Qualicum Beach. The closest decent spot is Hansons, which is just 29.3km (33.5miles) away from Qualicum Beach. Click here to check out more information on Hansons and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Qualicum Beach are Port Renfrew, which is 54km (33.5miles) away, and Sombrio Beach, located approximately 59.4km (36.9miles) from Qualicum Beach.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other beautiful beaches close to Qualicum Beach. The nearest one is Parksville, which is only 6.2km (3.8miles) away from Qualicum Beach. Another beautiful beach near Qualicum Beach is Spanish Bank, which is roughly 55.2km (34.3miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Qualicum Beach?

The water temperature at Qualicum Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 6°C (44°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Qualicum Beach?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (44-53°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Qualicum Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Qualicum Beach...

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