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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sable Island, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sable Island...

Sable Island is a surf spot in Canada. The water temperature around Sable Island varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 1.3°C (34.3°F) in January up to 15.4°C (59.7°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (45°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sable Island 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 Sable Island?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Sable Island is about:
14°C (56°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located close to Sable Island. The closest decent spot is Lawrencetown, which is 177.4km (110.2miles) away from Sable Island. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Lawrencetown and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Lawrencetown-Plan B, which is 178.3km (110.7miles) away from Sable Island.

Are there beaches close to Sable Island?

Not too many beaches are located in proximity to Sable Island. The next good beach is Wreck Beach, which is almost 197.1km (122.4miles) away from Sable Island. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Crescent Beach, roughly 225.2km (139.9miles) away from Sable Island.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Sable Island?

The sea temperature at Sable Island is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (60°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Sable Island. Nevertheless, during winter, sea temperatures come down to nearly 1°C (34°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Sable Island?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 1 to 6°C (34-43°F) during December, January, and February. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (51-60°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Sable Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Sable Island...

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