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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 surf spot in France. The water temperature around Etretat varies significantly 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 shown in the graph 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 at Etretat?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Etretat is approximately:
7°C (44°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Etretat. The nearest one is Vaucotte, which is just 4.5km (2.8miles) away from Etretat. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Vaucotte and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Etretat is Yport, which is 5.2km (3.2miles) away.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to Etretat. The closest decent beach is Eastbourne, which is just 73.3km (45.5miles) away from Etretat. Another fun beach near Etretat is Seaford, which is roughly 73.7km (45.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Etretat?

The water temperature at 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, sea temperatures drop down to 7°C (44°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, 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 recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Etretat?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which like to hang out 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.

Interesting facts about Etretat...

Do you know what the the city Riverside in the United States, the city Baiti in the Nauru, and the city Padova in the Italy have in common with Etretat? Click on the links to find out...