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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Gwithian, United Kingdom

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

Gwithian is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Gwithian varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 8.2°C (46.7°F) in March up to 15.9°C (60.6°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 Gwithian 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 Gwithian?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Gwithian is about:
12°C (53°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Gwithian. The nearest one is Breakwater, which is just 3.6km (2.3miles) away from Gwithian. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Breakwater and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Gwithian is Carbis Bay, which is roughly 3.7km (2.3miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other beaches near to Gwithian. The closest one is Ayr, which is just 4.2km (2.6miles) away from Gwithian. Another beach near Gwithian is St Ives, which is approximately 4.5km (2.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Gwithian?

The water temperature at Gwithian is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Gwithian. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, water temperatures reach lows of 8°C (47°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Gwithian?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Gwithian: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Gwithian...

Do you know what the the city Kutenholz in Germany, the city Corato in Italy, and the city Orpi in Spain have in common with Gwithian? Click on the links to find out...