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

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

Bournemouth is a beach in England. The water temperature around Bournemouth has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.7°F) in February up to 17.3°C (63.1°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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Bournemouth is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Bournemouth. The closest one is Bournemouth Pier, which is only 0.4km (1miles) away from Bournemouth. Click here to check out more information on Bournemouth Pier and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Bournemouth are Boscombe Pier, which is ca 1.6km (1miles) away, and Southbourne, located ca 4.1km (2.5miles) from Bournemouth.

Are there any other beaches located close to Bournemouth?

Yes, there are a few nice beaches in proximity to Bournemouth. The nearest one is Bournemouth, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Bournemouth. Another beautiful beach near Bournemouth is Bournemouth Beach, which is approximately 0.4km (0.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Bournemouth?

The water temperature at Bournemouth is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Bournemouth. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 6°C (43°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Bournemouth?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Bournemouth: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bournemouth...

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