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

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

Retreat is a coastal city in South Africa. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 32289 people. The water temperature around Retreat is almost constant throughout 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Retreat 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 Retreat?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters near Retreat is about:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Retreat. The nearest one is Cemetery, which is just 3.5km (2.4miles) away from Retreat. Click here for directions and for more information on Cemetery and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Retreat are Muizenburg corner, which is ca 3.8km (2.4miles) away, and Baileys cottage, located ca 4km (2.5miles) from Retreat.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are more beaches near to Retreat. The closest one is Muizenberg, which is 3.5km (2.1miles) away from Retreat. Another beautiful beach near Retreat is St James, which is approximately 4.5km (2.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Retreat?

The average sea temperature around Retreat is definitely cold, around 13°C (56°F), with only little variations throughout the year. That is why a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Retreat. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to carry 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 diving and fishing near Retreat?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very constant year round. The waters are always cold, reaching temperatures between 10 and 15°C (49-58°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Retreat: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Retreat...

Do you know what the the city Napari Village in Kiribati, the island Anguillita in Anguilla, and the city Tairua in New Zealand have in common with Retreat? Click on the links to find out...