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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Chesil Cove, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Chesil Cove...

Chesil Cove is a beach in England. The water temperature around Chesil Cove has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 7.7°C (45.9°F) in March up to 16.4°C (61.5°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Chesil Cove 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 Chesil Cove?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Chesil Cove is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Chesil Cove?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Chesil Cove. The nearest one is Kimmeridge Bay Bench, which is only 14.2km (8.9miles) away from Chesil Cove. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Kimmeridge Bay Bench and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Chesil Cove are Kimmeridge The Ledges, which is approximately 14.3km (8.9miles) away, and Bournemouth Pier, located roughly 27.2km (16.9miles) from Chesil Cove.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are several other gorgeous beaches close to Chesil Cove. The closest one is Church Ope Cove, which is only 1.7km (1miles) away from Chesil Cove. Another beautiful beach near Chesil Cove is Church Ope Cove, which is 1.7km (1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Chesil Cove?

The sea temperature at Chesil Cove is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Chesil Cove. However, during early spring, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 8°C (46°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Chesil Cove?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during August, September, and October when water temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (53-62°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Chesil Cove: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Chesil Cove...

Do you know what the the city Vigonza in Italy, the city Shrewton in United Kingdom, and Rio Portugues Puente de Los Leones have in common with Chesil Cove? Click on the links to find out...