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

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

Burntisland is a beach in England. The water temperature around Burntisland changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 5°C (41°F) in February up to 13°C (55.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Burntisland 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 Burntisland?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Burntisland is ca:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Burntisland?

There are not many surf spots close to Burntisland. The closest decent spot is Pease Bay, which is roughly 35.9km (27.5miles) away from Burntisland. Click here for more information on Pease Bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Burntisland are Coldingham Bay, which is ca 44.3km (27.5miles) away, and Bamburgh, located roughly 66.8km (41.5miles) from Burntisland.

Are there any other sandy beaches close to Burntisland?

There are not too many beaches close to Burntisland. The next good one is Dunbar, which is 26.3km (16.3miles) away from Burntisland. Another gorgeous beach near Burntisland is St Andrews Beach, which is roughly 27.7km (17.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Burntisland?

The sea temperature at Burntisland is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to approximately 5°C (41°F). During these months, 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 chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Burntisland?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Burntisland: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Burntisland...

Do you know what the the city La Fuliola in Spain, the city Gavray in France, and the city Cimara in Indonesia have in common with Burntisland? Click on the links to find out...