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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Felixstowe, England

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

Felixstowe is a beach in England. The water temperature around Felixstowe has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42.1°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 (52°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Felixstowe 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 Felixstowe?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Felixstowe is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close to Felixstowe?

There are not too many surf spots close to Felixstowe. A spot, which is not too far away, is Joss Bay, which is 40.4km (26.1miles) away from Felixstowe. Click here for directions and for more information on Joss Bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Felixstowe are Broadstairs, which is ca 42km (26.1miles) away, and The Wall, located ca 43.6km (27.1miles) from Felixstowe.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are some gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Felixstowe. The closest one is Walton-on-the-Naze, which is 8.6km (5.4miles) away from Felixstowe. Another nice beach near Felixstowe is Frinton-on-Sea, which is roughly 10.1km (6.3miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Felixstowe?

The water temperature at Felixstowe 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of approximately 6°C (42°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Felixstowe?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during June, July, and August when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Felixstowe: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Felixstowe...

Do you know what the the city Carballedo in Spain, the city Agios Georgios in Greece, and the city Ottenbuttel in Germany have in common with Felixstowe? Click on the links to find out...