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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 surf spot in France. The water temperature around Hendaye has significant variability throughout 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 at Hendaye?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Hendaye is approximately:
11°C (52°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Hendaye. The nearest one is Les deux jumeaux, which is just 0.4km (0.2miles) away from Hendaye. Click here for more information on Les deux jumeaux and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Hendaye is Vanthrax, which is ca 1.3km (0.8miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Hendaye. The closest decent beach is Magdalena, which is 33.4km (20.8miles) away from Hendaye. Another beautiful beach near Hendaye is Salinas, ca 73.7km (45.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Hendaye?

The water temperature at 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 light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Hendaye. However, during early spring, water temperatures cool down to 11°C (52°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Hendaye?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish which love this water temperature 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.

Interesting facts about Hendaye...

Do you know what the the city Hollola in Finland, the city Bizerte in Tunisia, and the city Chaclacayo in Peru have in common with Hendaye? Click on the links to find out...