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

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

Hastings is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a comparatively mid-size city close to the ocean with a population of 89100 people. The water temperature around Hastings changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.3°C (45.1°F) in March up to 16.6°C (61.9°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 Hastings 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 Hastings?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Hastings is about:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Hastings. The nearest one is Hastings pier, which is 0.2km (1.1miles) away from Hastings. Click here for directions and for more information on Hastings pier and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Hastings are Stamco, which is 1.7km (1.1miles) away, and Eastbourne, located approximately 14.1km (8.7miles) from Hastings.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches in proximity to Hastings. The closest one is Hastings, which is 0.1km (0miles) away from Hastings. Another beach near Hastings is Bexhill-on-Sea, which is 4.5km (2.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Hastings?

The water temperature around Hastings is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Hastings. However, during early spring, sea temperatures cool down to 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Hastings?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Hastings: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Hastings...

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