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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Arles, France

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

Arles is a coastal city in France. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 3028 people. The water temperature around Arles varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 11.5°C (52.6°F) in February up to 25°C (77°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Arles 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 near Arles?

The current water temperature in the month of November near Arles is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Arles. A spot, which is not too far away, is Collioure bay, which is 23.5km (16.5miles) away from Arles. Click here for directions and for more information on Collioure bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Arles are Canet plage, which is roughly 26.6km (16.5miles) away, and La Guillotine, located ca 70.1km (43.5miles) from Arles.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Arles. One beach, which is not too far away, is Argelès-sur-Mer, which is just 20.7km (12.9miles) away from Arles. Another beach near Arles is Saint-Cyprien, which is roughly 21.9km (13.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Arles?

The water temperature around Arles is warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required for temperature-senstive people, but some people might even be ok without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Arles. However, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to approximately 11°C (53°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Arles?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (53-62°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures range from 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Arles: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Arles...

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