Best Beaches in Australia and New Zealand in August

PICK A MONTH FOR BEST BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

These are the best beaches in Australia and New Zealand in August, based on average sunshine, sea temperature, rainfall and temperature. Though many factors can come into play when choosing your beach destination, the beach weather will often be a deciding factor. Here we list the top beaches based on the average weather conditions and sea temperature.

Best Beach Destinations in Australia and New Zealand in August

  • 27°C (80°F) Air
    25°C (76°F) Sea
    8.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.7 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.2hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Queensland. Sea temperatures are a warm 25°C (76°F). August is a good month for swimming in Queensland with comfortable temperatures for most people.

  • 27°C (80°F) Air
    16°C (60°F) Sea
    8.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    1.6 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 76% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.6hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 1.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Western Australia. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). August is too cold for swimming in Western Australia for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 27°C (80°F) Air
    25°C (77°F) Sea
    5.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.7 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Cairns. Sea temperatures are a warm 25°C (77°F). August is a good month for swimming in Cairns with comfortable temperatures for most people.

  • 20°C (67°F) Air
    20°C (67°F) Sea
    8.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.5 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (67°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 80% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 0.9cm (0.4inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in New South Wales. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (67°F). August is a slightly chilly month for swimming in New South Wales.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    22°C (72°F) Sea
    5.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.8 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.0 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 3.1cm (1.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Whitsunday Islands. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). August is a good month for swimming in Whitsunday Islands with comfortable temperatures for most people.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    22°C (72°F) Sea
    5.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.8 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.0 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 3.1cm (1.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Whitsunday. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). August is a good month for swimming in Whitsunday with comfortable temperatures for most people.

  • 18°C (65°F) Air
    16°C (62°F) Sea
    6.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    0.0 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (65°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.6hrs. August has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Esperance. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (62°F). August is too cold for swimming in Esperance for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    16°C (61°F) Sea
    7.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    15.5 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.2hrs making the days quite long and bright. August has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.5 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Albany. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). August is too cold for swimming in Albany for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 18°C (64°F) Air
    16°C (62°F) Sea
    7.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.7 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 65% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.0hrs. August has total rainfall of 6.7cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 5.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Murramarang National Park. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (62°F). August is too cold for swimming in Murramarang National Park for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 12°C (54°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    5.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.8 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 12°C (54°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.0 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Northland Region. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). August is too cold for swimming in Northland Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 14°C (57°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    4.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    6.2 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in South Australia. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). August is too cold for swimming in South Australia for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 15°C (59°F) Air
    15°C (59°F) Sea
    5.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    20.3 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.0 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it very dry with only very light showers although there are 20.3 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in North Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). August is too cold for swimming in North Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 11°C (51°F) Air
    8°C (46°F) Sea
    8.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.1 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 11°C (51°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.0hrs making the days quite long and bright. August has total rainfall of 3cm (1.2inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Otago Region. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (46°F). August is too cold for swimming in Otago Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 15°C (59°F) Air
    15°C (59°F) Sea
    4.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    20.3 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 41% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it very dry with only very light showers although there are 20.3 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Auckland Region. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). August is too cold for swimming in Auckland Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 11°C (51°F) Air
    8°C (47°F) Sea
    7.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.1 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 11°C (51°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 75% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright. August has total rainfall of 3cm (1.2inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in South Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (47°F). August is too cold for swimming in South Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 14°C (57°F) Air
    12°C (53°F) Sea
    5.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    16.5 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 0.7cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 16.5 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Tasmania. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (53°F). August is too cold for swimming in Tasmania for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 15°C (59°F) Air
    15°C (59°F) Sea
    4.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.0 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.8 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 5.2cm (2.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Waikato Region. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). August is too cold for swimming in Waikato Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 15°C (59°F) Air
    15°C (59°F) Sea
    4.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.0 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 42% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.5 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 5.2cm (2.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Coromandel Peninsula. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). August is too cold for swimming in Coromandel Peninsula for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 15°C (59°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    4.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.0 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.7 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 5.2cm (2.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Bay of Plenty Region. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). August is too cold for swimming in Bay of Plenty Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 15°C (60°F) Air
    13°C (55°F) Sea
    5.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    15.6 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 3.2cm (1.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.6 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Victoria. Sea temperatures are a cold 13°C (55°F). August is too cold for swimming in Victoria for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 11°C (51°F) Air
    10°C (49°F) Sea
    8.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    21.1 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 11°C (51°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 80% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.1hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 19.8cm (7.8inches) making it quite rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 21.1 days with some rainfall so there are few clear days to enjoy the beach.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Southland Region. Sea temperatures are a cold 10°C (49°F). August is too cold for swimming in Southland Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 10°C (51°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    4.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.2 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (51°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.6 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 16.1cm (6.3inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 14.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Nelson Tasman Region. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). August is too cold for swimming in Nelson Tasman Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 10°C (51°F) Air
    11°C (51°F) Sea
    4.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.2 Days of Rain

    August has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (51°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.6 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 16.1cm (6.3inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 14.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Abel Tasman National Park. Sea temperatures are a cold 11°C (51°F). August is too cold for swimming in Abel Tasman National Park for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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