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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Aberystwyth, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Aberystwyth...

Aberystwyth is a beach in England. The water temperature around Aberystwyth has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42.1°F) in February up to 16.7°C (62.1°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Aberystwyth 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 Aberystwyth?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Aberystwyth is about:
6°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Aberystwyth. A good spot nearby is Southerndown, which is about 19.8km (13.2miles) away from Aberystwyth. Click here for directions and for more information on Southerndown and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Aberystwyth are Ogmore, which is 21.2km (13.2miles) away, and Rest Bay, located 24.8km (15.4miles) from Aberystwyth.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are more gorgeous beaches in proximity to Aberystwyth. The closest one is Penarth, which is only 3km (1.9miles) away from Aberystwyth. Another beautiful beach near Aberystwyth is Whitesands, which is 4.3km (2.7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Aberystwyth?

The water temperature at Aberystwyth is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of nearly 6°C (42°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Aberystwyth?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during August, September, and October when water temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Aberystwyth: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Aberystwyth...

Do you know what the the city Saint-Erblon in France, the geo Llobregat Canyon , and Montague Seamount have in common with Aberystwyth? Click on the links to find out...