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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Camber Sands, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Camber Sands...

Camber Sands is a beach in England. The water temperature around Camber Sands changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.6°F) in February up to 16.8°C (62.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Camber Sands 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 Camber Sands?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Camber Sands is ca:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Camber Sands. The closest one is Hastings pier, which is just 11.5km (8.1miles) away from Camber Sands. Click here for more information on Hastings pier and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Camber Sands are Stamco, which is 13.1km (8.1miles) away, and Folkestone East Cliff Sands, located roughly 20.5km (12.7miles) from Camber Sands.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are several beautiful beaches close to Camber Sands. The nearest one is Lydd-on-Sea, which is 7.1km (4.4miles) away from Camber Sands. Another gorgeous beach near Camber Sands is Hastings, which is roughly 11.5km (7.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Camber Sands?

The sea temperature at Camber Sands 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 required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures come down to approximately 6°C (43°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 bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Camber Sands?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot 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 change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Camber Sands: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Camber Sands...

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