Best Beaches in Australia and New Zealand in December

PICK A MONTH FOR BEST BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

These are the best beaches in Australia and New Zealand in December, 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 December

  • 31°C (87°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    10.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    0.5 Days of Rain

    December is normally very hot, and generally sunny and pleasant with very long bright days. It is typically extremely dry with only very rare light showers and very few days with any rain at all.

    December is a great time for sunbathing in Western Australia. It is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Western Australia for any length of time.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 31° which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 19° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There are on average 0.5 days of rain per month and 10.9 hours of sun per day.

  • 27°C (80°F) Air
    23°C (74°F) Sea
    10.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.7 Days of Rain

    December is normally hot, and generally sunny and pleasant with very long bright days. It is typically dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free.

    December is a great time for sunbathing in New South Wales. It is a good month for swimming in New South Wales with warm sea temperatures.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 27° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 23° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods. There are on average 2.7 days of rain per month and 10.8 hours of sun per day.

  • 26°C (78°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    10.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    0.0 Days of Rain

    December is normally hot, and generally sunny and pleasant with very long bright days. It is typically extremely dry with only very rare light showers and very few days with any rain at all.

    December is a great time for sunbathing in Esperance. It is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Esperance for any length of time.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 26° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 18° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There are on average 0.0 days of rain per month and 10.8 hours of sun per day.

  • 26°C (79°F) Air
    17°C (63°F) Sea
    9.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    9.2 Days of Rain

    December is normally hot, and sunny but overcast at times with long bright days. It is typically predominantly dry but a bit rainy with occasional light showers, though there are many days with out any rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in South Australia. It is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in South Australia for any length of time.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 26° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 17° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There are on average 9.2 days of rain per month and 9.5 hours of sun per day.

  • 29°C (85°F) Air
    27°C (81°F) Sea
    8.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.3 Days of Rain

    December is normally hot, and sunny but overcast at times with long bright days. It is typically predominantly dry but a bit rainy with occasional light showers, though there are many days with out any rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Queensland. It is an excellent month for swimming in Queensland with very warm sea temperatures.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 29° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 27° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day. There are on average 7.3 days of rain per month and 8.1 hours of sun per day.

  • 25°C (78°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    11.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.1 Days of Rain

    December is normally hot, and generally sunny and pleasant with very long bright days. It is typically quite dry but with occasional showers, though there are many days without rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Murramarang National Park. It is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Murramarang National Park for any length of time.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 25° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 18° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There are on average 11.1 days of rain per month and 11.6 hours of sun per day.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    11.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    12.0 Days of Rain

    December is normally warm, and generally sunny and pleasant with very long bright days. It is typically quite dry but with occasional showers, though there are many days without rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Albany. It is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Albany for any length of time.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 23° which is typically warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 19° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water. There are on average 12.0 days of rain per month and 11.2 hours of sun per day.

  • 29°C (85°F) Air
    27°C (81°F) Sea
    6.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.3 Days of Rain

    December is normally hot, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically predominantly dry but a bit rainy with occasional light showers, though there are many days with out any rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Whitsunday Islands. It is an excellent month for swimming in Whitsunday Islands with very warm sea temperatures.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 29° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 27° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day. There are on average 7.3 days of rain per month and 6.0 hours of sun per day.

  • 29°C (85°F) Air
    27°C (81°F) Sea
    6.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.3 Days of Rain

    December is normally hot, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically predominantly dry but a bit rainy with occasional light showers, though there are many days with out any rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Whitsunday. It is an excellent month for swimming in Whitsunday with very warm sea temperatures.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 29° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 27° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day. There are on average 7.3 days of rain per month and 6.0 hours of sun per day.

  • 21°C (70°F) Air
    13°C (56°F) Sea
    12.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.4 Days of Rain

    December is normally warm, and very sunny and pleasant, dominated by blue skies, with exceptionally long bright days. It is typically quite dry but with occasional showers, though there are many days without rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Tasmania. It is too cold for swimming in Tasmania for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 21° which is typically warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 13° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There are on average 14.4 days of rain per month and 12.5 hours of sun per day.

  • 31°C (89°F) Air
    29°C (83°F) Sea
    6.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    18.2 Days of Rain

    December is normally very hot, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically rainy with occasional dry periods but many rainy days.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Cairns. It is an excellent month for swimming in Cairns with very warm sea temperatures.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 31° which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 29° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day. There are on average 18.2 days of rain per month and 6.3 hours of sun per day.

  • 19°C (67°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    7.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.2 Days of Rain

    December is normally quite warm, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically predominantly dry but a bit rainy with occasional light showers, though there are many days with out any rain.

    December is not a good time for sunbathing in Northland Region. It is too cold for swimming in Northland Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 19° which is typically moderate but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The average water temperature is typically 17° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There are on average 7.2 days of rain per month and 7.1 hours of sun per day.

  • 21°C (70°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    7.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    17.2 Days of Rain

    December is normally warm, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically rainy with occasional dry periods but many rainy days.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in North Island. It is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in North Island for any length of time.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 21° which is typically warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 18° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There are on average 17.2 days of rain per month and 7.3 hours of sun per day.

  • 21°C (70°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    7.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    17.2 Days of Rain

    December is normally warm, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically rainy with occasional dry periods but many rainy days.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Auckland Region. It is too cold for swimming in Auckland Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 21° which is typically warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 17° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There are on average 17.2 days of rain per month and 7.2 hours of sun per day.

  • 25°C (77°F) Air
    15°C (60°F) Sea
    7.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    12.2 Days of Rain

    December is normally warm, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically quite dry but with occasional showers, though there are many days without rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Victoria. It is too cold for swimming in Victoria for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 25° which is typically warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 15° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There are on average 12.2 days of rain per month and 7.3 hours of sun per day.

  • 22°C (71°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    7.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.3 Days of Rain

    December is normally warm, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically quite dry but with occasional showers, though there are many days without rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Waikato Region. It is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Waikato Region for any length of time.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 22° which is typically warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 18° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There are on average 11.3 days of rain per month and 7.2 hours of sun per day.

  • 22°C (71°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    6.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.3 Days of Rain

    December is normally warm, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically quite dry but with occasional showers, though there are many days without rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Coromandel Peninsula. It is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Coromandel Peninsula for any length of time.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 22° which is typically warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 18° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There are on average 11.3 days of rain per month and 6.7 hours of sun per day.

  • 22°C (71°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    7.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.3 Days of Rain

    December is normally warm, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically quite dry but with occasional showers, though there are many days without rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Bay of Plenty Region. It is too cold for swimming in Bay of Plenty Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 22° which is typically warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 17° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There are on average 11.3 days of rain per month and 7.2 hours of sun per day.

  • 18°C (64°F) Air
    11°C (52°F) Sea
    11.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.5 Days of Rain

    December is normally slightly cool, and generally sunny and pleasant with very long bright days. It is typically quite dry but with occasional showers, though there are many days without rain.

    December is not a good time for sunbathing in Otago Region. It is too cold for swimming in Otago Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 18° which is typically moderate but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The average water temperature is typically 11° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit. There are on average 14.5 days of rain per month and 11.9 hours of sun per day.

  • 18°C (64°F) Air
    11°C (52°F) Sea
    11.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.5 Days of Rain

    December is normally slightly cool, and generally sunny and pleasant with very long bright days. It is typically quite dry but with occasional showers, though there are many days without rain.

    December is not a good time for sunbathing in South Island. It is too cold for swimming in South Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 18° which is typically moderate but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The average water temperature is typically 11° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit. There are on average 14.5 days of rain per month and 11.9 hours of sun per day.

  • 20°C (69°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    7.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.1 Days of Rain

    December is normally warm, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically quite dry but with occasional showers, though there are many days without rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Nelson Tasman Region. It is too cold for swimming in Nelson Tasman Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 20° which is typically warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 17° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There are on average 11.1 days of rain per month and 7.1 hours of sun per day.

  • 20°C (69°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    7.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.1 Days of Rain

    December is normally warm, and quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. It is typically quite dry but with occasional showers, though there are many days without rain.

    December is a good time for sunbathing in Abel Tasman National Park. It is too cold for swimming in Abel Tasman National Park for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 20° which is typically warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The average water temperature is typically 14° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There are on average 11.1 days of rain per month and 7.1 hours of sun per day.

  • 18°C (64°F) Air
    11°C (52°F) Sea
    12.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    17.9 Days of Rain

    December is normally slightly cool, and generally sunny and pleasant with exceptionally long bright days.. It is typically rainy with occasional dry periods but many rainy days.

    December is not a good time for sunbathing in Southland Region. It is too cold for swimming in Southland Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

    The average maximum daily temperature is 18° which is typically moderate but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The average water temperature is typically 11° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit. There are on average 17.9 days of rain per month and 12.2 hours of sun per day.

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