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

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

Barcelonnette is a coastal city in France. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 3487 people. The water temperature around Barcelonnette varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 13.2°C (55.7°F) in February up to 24.4°C (75.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Barcelonnette 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 Barcelonnette?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Barcelonnette is approximately:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Barcelonnette. The closest decent spot is Alassio, which is 80.1km (50.7miles) away from Barcelonnette. Click here to check out more information on Alassio and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Barcelonnette are Albenga, which is approximately 81.7km (50.7miles) away, and Finale Ligure, located ca 85.1km (52.9miles) from Barcelonnette.

Are there beaches located close to Barcelonnette?

No, there are not many beaches close to Barcelonnette. A beach that might be worth checking out is Bora Bora, which is only 57.4km (35.6miles) away from Barcelonnette. Another good beach near Barcelonnette is Camporosso, which is approximately 62.8km (39miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Barcelonnette?

The water temperature around Barcelonnette is warm, reaching up to 24°C (76°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Barcelonnette. Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures cool down to nearly 13°C (56°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Barcelonnette?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures go up to 19 to 24°C (67-76°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Barcelonnette: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Barcelonnette...

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