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

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

Etretat is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 1658 people. The water temperature around Etretat changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.4°F) in March up to 17.5°C (63.5°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 Etretat 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 Etretat?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Etretat is about:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Etretat. The closest one is Etretat, which is just 0.2km (2.7miles) away from Etretat. Click here to check out more information on Etretat and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Etretat are Vaucotte, which is 4.4km (2.7miles) away, and Yport, located 5.1km (3.2miles) from Etretat.

Are there beautiful beaches close to Etretat?

No, there are not too many beaches close to Etretat. The next good one is Eastbourne, which is only 73.4km (45.6miles) away from Etretat. Another nice beach near Etretat is Seaford, approximately 73.9km (45.9miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Etretat?

The water temperature around Etretat 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 3/2 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 diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures cool down to 7°C (44°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Etretat?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when sea temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Etretat: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Etretat...

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