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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cottenham, United Kingdom

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

Cottenham is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 5600 people. The water temperature around Cottenham varies significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.4°C (41.8°F) in March up to 17.4°C (63.3°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Cottenham 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 Cottenham?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Cottenham is approximately:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots close to Cottenham?

There are not too many surf spots close to Cottenham. The closest decent spot is Sutton on sea, which is 71.2km (52.6miles) away from Cottenham. Click here for directions and for more information on Sutton on sea and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Cottenham are Joss Bay, which is approximately 84.8km (52.6miles) away, and Broadstairs, located 85.8km (53.3miles) from Cottenham.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches close to Cottenham. A beach that might be worth checking out is Pondfield Cove, which is just 47.4km (29.5miles) away from Cottenham. Another gorgeous beach near Cottenham is Hunstanton, which is 47.5km (29.5miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Cottenham?

The water temperature around Cottenham is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Cottenham. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures come down to approximately 5°C (42°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Cottenham?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Cottenham: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Cottenham...

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