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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Virgin Rocks

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Virgin Rocks...

Virgin Rocks is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Virgin Rocks changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from -1.8°C (28.8°F) in March up to 13.8°C (56.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 5°C (42°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Virgin Rocks 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 Virgin Rocks?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Virgin Rocks is ca:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Virgin Rocks?

Not many surf spots are located in proximity to Virgin Rocks. A spot that might be worth checking out is Ingonish Beach, which is more than 454.2km (282.1miles) away from Virgin Rocks. Click here for more information on Ingonish Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Lawrencetown, which is approximately 628.4km (390.3miles) away from Virgin Rocks. Another surfspot is Lawrencetown, located ca 628.4km (390.3miles) from Virgin Rocks.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are near to Virgin Rocks. A good beach nearby is Grand Beach, which is 225.6km (140.1miles) away from Virgin Rocks. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Wreck Beach, ca 450.7km (279.9miles) away from Virgin Rocks.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Virgin Rocks?

The sea temperature at Virgin Rocks is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Virgin Rocks. However, during early spring, temperatures cool down to roughly -2°C (29°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy 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 close to Virgin Rocks?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from -2 to 3°C (29-38°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Virgin Rocks: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Virgin Rocks...

Do you know what the the city Dajabon in the Dominican Republic, the geo Lynher Reef , and the city Williamsburg in the United States have in common with Virgin Rocks? Click on the links to find out...