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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Colwyn Bay, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Colwyn Bay...

Colwyn Bay is a beach in England. The water temperature around Colwyn Bay changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 5.2°C (41.3°F) in February up to 14.9°C (58.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Colwyn Bay 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 Colwyn Bay?

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

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Colwyn Bay. A spot, which is not too far away, is Hells Mouth, which is just 48.7km (31.9miles) away from Colwyn Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Hells Mouth and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Colwyn Bay are Tywyn, which is ca 51.4km (31.9miles) away, and The Trap-Aberystwyth, located 63.2km (39.2miles) from Colwyn Bay.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are a few other beaches close to Colwyn Bay. The closest one is Rhyl, which is 11.6km (7.2miles) away from Colwyn Bay. Another beautiful beach near Colwyn Bay is Tywyn, which is ca 13.3km (8.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Colwyn Bay?

The sea temperature at Colwyn Bay is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to nearly 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Colwyn Bay?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Colwyn Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Colwyn Bay...

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