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

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

Honfleur is a coastal city in France. It is a quite little city close to the water with a population of 8148 people. The water temperature around Honfleur varies dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.3°C (43.4°F) in February up to 17.1°C (62.7°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 Honfleur 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 Honfleur?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Honfleur is about:
7°C (45°F)

Are there surf spots near Honfleur?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Honfleur. The nearest one is Trouville, which is just 7.8km (5.2miles) away from Honfleur. Click here to check out more information on Trouville and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Honfleur are Deauville, which is 8.4km (5.2miles) away, and Le Havre beach, located 8.5km (5.3miles) from Honfleur.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Honfleur. The next good one is Eastbourne, which is 93.2km (57.9miles) away from Honfleur. Another nice beach near Honfleur is Seaford, which is approximately 93.7km (58.2miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Honfleur?

The water temperature around Honfleur is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 6°C (43°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 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 scuba diving and fishing close to Honfleur?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Honfleur: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Honfleur...

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