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

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

Cargese is a coastal city in France. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 1032 people. The water temperature around Cargese varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 12.2°C (54°F) in January up to 26.6°C (79.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Cargese 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 Cargese?

The current water temperature in the month of November in the waters around Cargese is ca:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Cargese. A spot that might be worth checking out is Ruppione, which is 23.2km (19.6miles) away from Cargese. Click here to check out more information on Ruppione and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Cargese are Sainte-Restitude, which is roughly 31.5km (19.6miles) away, and Le pain de sucre, located roughly 31.8km (19.7miles) from Cargese.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Cargese. A beach that might be worth checking out is Capo di feno, which is 12km (7.4miles) away from Cargese. Another nice beach near Cargese is Santa Manza, which is ca 25.1km (15.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Cargese?

The sea temperature around Cargese is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during December, January, and February, temperatures cool down to nearly 12°C (54°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Cargese?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Cargese: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Cargese...

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