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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Herne Bay, England

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

Herne Bay is a beach in England. The water temperature around Herne Bay varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Herne 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 Herne Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Herne Bay is ca:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Herne Bay. The closest one is The Wall, which is only 13km (8.5miles) away from Herne Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on The Wall and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Herne Bay are Broadstairs, which is 13.6km (8.5miles) away, and Joss Bay, located 13.8km (8.5miles) from Herne Bay.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are several other beautiful beaches in proximity to Herne Bay. The closest one is Whitstable, which is 4.5km (2.8miles) away from Herne Bay. Another fun beach near Herne Bay is Westgate-on-Sea, which is 8.9km (5.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Herne Bay?

The sea temperature at Herne Bay is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 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 at Herne Bay. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to roughly 6°C (43°F). In this season, 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 good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Herne Bay?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Herne Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Herne Bay...

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