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

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

Brighton is a beach in England. The water temperature around Brighton varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.3°F) in March up to 16.5°C (61.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Brighton 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 Brighton?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Brighton is ca:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Brighton. The closest one is Brighton West Pier, which is 0.7km (2.5miles) away from Brighton. Click here to check out more information on Brighton West Pier and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Brighton are Shoreham, which is approximately 4km (2.5miles) away, and Hot pipe, located 4km (2.5miles) from Brighton.

Are there any other sandy beaches located close to Brighton?

There are several nice beaches in proximity to Brighton. The nearest one is Worthing, which is just 10.3km (6.4miles) away from Brighton. Another fun beach near Brighton is Seaford, which is roughly 11km (6.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Brighton?

The sea temperature at Brighton 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 recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures cool down to nearly 7°C (44°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Brighton?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Brighton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Brighton...

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