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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Capbreton, France

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

Capbreton is a coastal city in France. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 7387 people. The water temperature around Capbreton varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 10.8°C (51.4°F) in February up to 23.1°C (73.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Capbreton 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 Capbreton?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Capbreton is about:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Capbreton. The nearest one is La Piste, which is only 1km (0.6miles) away from Capbreton. Click here for directions and for more information on La Piste and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Capbreton are Le Santocha, which is approximately 1km (0.6miles) away, and Capbreton-Le Prevent, located approximately 1.1km (0.7miles) from Capbreton.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Capbreton. A good beach nearby is Magdalena, which is only 54.8km (34miles) away from Capbreton. Another beautiful beach near Capbreton is Salinas, which is approximately 98km (60.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Capbreton?

The water temperature around Capbreton is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required for temperature-senstive people, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Capbreton. However, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly 11°C (51°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Capbreton?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Capbreton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Capbreton...

Do you know what the the city Krajan Satu in Indonesia, the city Oldenhutten in Germany, and the city Pissy-Poville in France have in common with Capbreton? Click on the links to find out...