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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near French Bay, Bahamas

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about French Bay...

French Bay is a surf spot in the Bahamas. The water temperature around French Bay has slight variability year round. The temperature ranges from 24.4°C (76°F) in April up to 28.9°C (84.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since French Bay 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 French Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of May at French Bay is about:
26°C (79°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to French Bay. A good spot nearby is Surfers beach, which is almost 159.7km (99.2miles) away from French Bay. Click here for more information on Surfers beach and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Garbanzo, which is 233.1km (144.8miles) away from French Bay.

Are there beaches close by?

Not many beaches are located in close proximity to French Bay. A good beach nearby is Paradise Island, which is almost 191.9km (119.2miles) away from French Bay. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Île à Rat, which is ca 320.7km (199.2miles) away from French Bay.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for French Bay?

The average sea temperature at French Bay is extremely warm, around 27°C (80°F), with no significant changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at French Bay. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at French Bay can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing near French Bay?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters at French Bay are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to French Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about French Bay...

Do you know what the the city Santo Domingo in Mexico, the city Marseille 07 in France, and the city Tubunaen in Indonesia have in common with French Bay? Click on the links to find out...