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

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

Wreck Beach is a beach in Canada. The water temperature around Wreck Beach has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from -1.5°C (29.2°F) in March up to 17.6°C (63.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (44°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Wreck 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 Wreck Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Wreck Beach is approximately:
3°C (38°F)

Are there surf spots close to Wreck Beach?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Wreck Beach. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ingonish Beach, which is 8.6km (5.4miles) away from Wreck Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Ingonish Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Lawrencetown, which is roughly 208.6km (129.5miles) away from Wreck Beach. Another fun surfspot is Lawrencetown, located 208.6km (129.5miles) from Wreck Beach.

Are there any other nice beaches near Wreck Beach?

No, not too many beaches are located near to Wreck Beach. A good beach nearby is Cavendish Beach, which is 147.8km (91.8miles) away from Wreck Beach. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Parlee Beach, which is 203.4km (126.3miles) away from Wreck Beach.

What wetsuit is recommended for Wreck Beach?

The water temperature at Wreck Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Wreck Beach. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of -2°C (29°F). In this season, 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 might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

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

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit 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. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Wreck Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Wreck Beach...

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