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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ilfracombe, England

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

Ilfracombe is a beach in England. The water temperature around Ilfracombe has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.5°C (45.5°F) in February up to 16.2°C (61.1°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Ilfracombe 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 Ilfracombe?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Ilfracombe is about:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots near Ilfracombe?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Ilfracombe. The closest one is Coombesgate Beach, which is only 4.3km (2.9miles) away from Ilfracombe. Click here for directions and for more information on Coombesgate Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Ilfracombe are Woolacombe bay, which is ca 4.6km (2.9miles) away, and Putsborough Beach, located roughly 5.9km (3.7miles) from Ilfracombe.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near Ilfracombe?

Yes, there are some nice beaches close to Ilfracombe. The closest one is Woolacombe, which is only 4.1km (2.6miles) away from Ilfracombe. Another fun beach near Ilfracombe is Westward Ho!, which is ca 12.5km (7.7miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Ilfracombe?

The water temperature at Ilfracombe is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures reach lows of 8°C (46°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Ilfracombe?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during fall when sea temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ilfracombe: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ilfracombe...

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