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

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

Broadstairs is a beach in England. The water temperature around Broadstairs has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 6.2°C (43.2°F) in February up to 17.5°C (63.6°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 Broadstairs 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 Broadstairs?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Broadstairs is ca:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Broadstairs. The nearest one is Broadstairs, which is only 0.5km (0.9miles) away from Broadstairs. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Broadstairs and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Broadstairs are Joss Bay, which is 1.5km (0.9miles) away, and The Wall, located roughly 2km (1.2miles) from Broadstairs.

Are there any other sandy beaches close by?

There are a few gorgeous beaches close to Broadstairs. The closest one is Ramsgate, which is only 1.8km (1.1miles) away from Broadstairs. Another beautiful beach near Broadstairs is Margate, which is 2.8km (1.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Broadstairs?

The sea temperature at Broadstairs is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Broadstairs. However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to roughly 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some 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 bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Broadstairs?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Broadstairs: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Broadstairs...

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