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

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

Fouras is a coastal city in France. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 4127 people. The water temperature around Fouras varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 9.3°C (48.8°F) in March up to 19.4°C (66.9°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (58°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Fouras 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 Fouras?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Fouras is about:
15°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Fouras. The nearest one is Passe du Trillou, which is 11.7km (7.7miles) away from Fouras. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Passe du Trillou and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Fouras are Oleron-Grand-Village, which is approximately 12.4km (7.7miles) away, and Nauzan, located approximately 24.1km (15miles) from Fouras.

Are there beaches near by?

Not many beaches are near to Fouras. The closest decent one is Magdalena, which is almost 196.2km (121.9miles) away from Fouras. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit El Sardinero, which is approximately 220.2km (136.8miles) away from Fouras.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Fouras?

The sea temperature around Fouras is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Fouras. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, water temperatures come down to nearly 9°C (49°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Fouras?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (49-58°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during fall when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Fouras: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Fouras...

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