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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Birling gap, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Birling gap...

Birling gap is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Birling gap varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.8°F) in March up to 16.6°C (61.9°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Birling gap 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 Birling gap?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Birling gap is about:
8°C (47°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Birling gap. The closest one is Eastbourne, which is just 4km (2.5miles) away from Birling gap. Click here to check out more information on Eastbourne and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Birling gap is Stamco, which is approximately 16.3km (10.2miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches close to Birling gap?

There are several other nice beaches close to Birling gap. The nearest one is Eastbourne, which is just 4.3km (2.7miles) away from Birling gap. Another fun beach near Birling gap is Seaford, which is approximately 4.8km (3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Birling gap?

The sea temperature at Birling gap is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Birling gap. However, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of roughly 7°C (45°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Birling gap?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Birling gap: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Birling gap...

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