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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Broadstairs, United Kingdom

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

Broadstairs is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 23283 people. The water temperature around Broadstairs varies dramatically 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 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 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 near Broadstairs?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Broadstairs is about:
17°C (62°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 0.2km (0.9miles) away from Broadstairs. Click here for more information on Broadstairs and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Broadstairs are Joss Bay, which is approximately 1.4km (0.9miles) away, and The Wall, located ca 2km (1.3miles) from Broadstairs.

Are there beaches near by?

There are a few other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Broadstairs. The nearest one is Broadstairs, which is 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Broadstairs. Another fun beach near Broadstairs is Ramsgate, which is ca 1.8km (1.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Broadstairs?

The sea temperature around 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 recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to approximately 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Broadstairs?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer 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.

Some fun facts about Broadstairs...

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