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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bantham, United Kingdom

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

Bantham is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Bantham has slight variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.6°C (47.4°F) in March up to 15.5°C (59.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Bantham 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 Bantham?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Bantham is approximately:
9°C (48°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Bantham. The nearest one is Bantham Rivermouth, which is just 0.1km (0miles) away from Bantham. Click here for directions and for more information on Bantham Rivermouth and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Bantham is Challabrough, which is ca 0.9km (0.6miles) away.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are other beaches near to Bantham. The closest one is Salcombe, which is only 5.8km (3.6miles) away from Bantham. Another gorgeous beach near Bantham is Torcross, which is ca 10.3km (6.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Bantham?

The water temperature at Bantham is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (60°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures come down to approximately 9°C (47°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Bantham?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (47-56°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (51-60°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Bantham: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bantham...

Do you know what the the city Tallaboa Alta in Puerto Rico, the city San Pietro in Gu in Italy, and the city Hensies in Belgium have in common with Bantham? Click on the links to find out...