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

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

Hendaye is a coastal city in France. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 14415 people. The water temperature around Hendaye varies significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.3°C (52.4°F) in March up to 22.5°C (72.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Hendaye 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 Hendaye?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters close to Hendaye is approximately:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Hendaye. The nearest one is Hendaye, which is 0.7km (0.7miles) away from Hendaye. Click here for more information on Hendaye and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Hendaye are Les deux jumeaux, which is roughly 1.1km (0.7miles) away, and Vanthrax, located approximately 1.9km (1.2miles) from Hendaye.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Hendaye. A beach that might be worth checking out is Magdalena, which is 32.8km (20.4miles) away from Hendaye. Another beach near Hendaye is Salinas, which is approximately 73km (45.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Hendaye?

The water temperature around Hendaye is warm, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Hendaye. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures drop down to roughly 11°C (52°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Hendaye?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Hendaye: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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