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Water Temp in August & Camping in a Tent

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Water Temp in August & Camping in a Tent

Hi All,

Question from a Scottish expat living in Sydney, but coming home for a wedding and showing off the beauty of the Hebrides to my Aussie Mrs. Does anyone know the approx water temp in early August?? 18 C or less and the Aussies won't get in the water!

Also, do you have to book a spot for tent camping at the various sites? Or just 'pitch' up (sorry!).

Cheers

Alan

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1. Re: Water Temp in August & Camping in a Tent

Water temperature: goosepimples

Tents: I have never had a problem turning up with a small tent. Book if you have a big one.

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2. Re: Water Temp in August & Camping in a Tent

be lucky if the air temp gets to 18c never mind the water temp.

Edited: 21 March 2014, 11:43
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3. Re: Water Temp in August & Camping in a Tent

Marine Scotland says the average water temperature around Scotland in July/August is a balmy 14°C (brrrrrrrr!)

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4. Re: Water Temp in August & Camping in a Tent

Doesn't get much higher than that on the surf beaches right down this end of the country but you might have aclimatised by then ;-)

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5. Re: Water Temp in August & Camping in a Tent

Thanks folks

Looks like we might go for a surf and hire some wetsuits, assuming conditions are good!

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6. Re: Water Temp in August & Camping in a Tent

For surfing gear get in touch with Rodney at Surf Lewis - http://www.surflewis.co.uk/. He is brilliant enough to take your mind off the freezing water. And pitch your tent anywhere sensible on the machair or in the hills, as long as it doesn't interfere with croft work. Who needs a "site"?

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