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

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

Highcliffe is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Highcliffe varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.2°C (44.9°F) in March up to 16.6°C (61.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Highcliffe 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 Highcliffe?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Highcliffe is approximately:
8°C (47°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Highcliffe. The closest one is Southbourne, which is only 4.2km (2.6miles) away from Highcliffe. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Southbourne and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Highcliffe is Boscombe Pier, which is roughly 6.5km (4.1miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few beautiful beaches in proximity to Highcliffe. The closest one is Barton-on-Sea, which is just 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Highcliffe. Another gorgeous beach near Highcliffe is Southbourne, which is roughly 4.4km (2.7miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Highcliffe?

The water temperature at Highcliffe 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 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Highcliffe. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of approximately 7°C (45°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Highcliffe?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit 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. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Highcliffe: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Highcliffe...

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