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

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

Etaples is a coastal city in France. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 11397 people. The water temperature around Etaples changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.3°C (43.3°F) in February up to 17.7°C (63.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Etaples 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 Etaples?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Etaples is about:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Etaples. The nearest one is Terminus berck, which is only 7.4km (5.3miles) away from Etaples. Click here to check out more information on Terminus berck and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Etaples are Berck sur mer, which is ca 8.5km (5.3miles) away, and Wimereux, located ca 16.8km (10.5miles) from Etaples.

Are there beaches close by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Etaples. A good beach nearby is Lydd-on-Sea, which is only 41.1km (25.5miles) away from Etaples. Another fun beach near Etaples is Folkestone, ca 43.6km (27.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Etaples?

The sea temperature around Etaples is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of roughly 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some 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 advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Etaples?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Etaples: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Etaples...

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