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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bovington Camp, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bovington Camp...

Bovington Camp is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 1926 people. The water temperature around Bovington Camp changes significantly during the year. 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 Bovington Camp 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 Bovington Camp?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Bovington Camp is approximately:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots close to Bovington Camp?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Bovington Camp. The nearest one is Kimmeridge Bay Bench, which is only 7.5km (4.8miles) away from Bovington Camp. Click here for directions and for more information on Kimmeridge Bay Bench and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Bovington Camp are Kimmeridge The Ledges, which is 7.8km (4.8miles) away, and Bournemouth Pier, located roughly 15.8km (9.8miles) from Bovington Camp.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are some gorgeous beaches close to Bovington Camp. The closest one is Arish Mell, which is 4.4km (2.7miles) away from Bovington Camp. Another beach near Bovington Camp is Durdle Door Beach, which is ca 5.6km (3.5miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Bovington Camp?

The water temperature around Bovington Camp 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Bovington Camp. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures cool down to nearly 6°C (43°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Bovington Camp?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when 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 Bovington Camp: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bovington Camp...

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