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

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

Ilfracombe is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 10486 people. The water temperature around Ilfracombe varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.5°C (45.5°F) in February up to 16.7°C (62.1°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°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 near Ilfracombe?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Ilfracombe is about:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Ilfracombe. The nearest one is Coombesgate Beach, which is 5km (3.2miles) away from Ilfracombe. Click here to check out more information on Coombesgate Beach and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Ilfracombe are Woolacombe bay, which is approximately 5.2km (3.2miles) away, and Putsborough Beach, located approximately 6.5km (4miles) from Ilfracombe.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other beaches in close proximity to Ilfracombe. The nearest one is Ilfracombe, which is just 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Ilfracombe. Another good beach near Ilfracombe is Woolacombe, which is 4.8km (3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Ilfracombe?

The water temperature around Ilfracombe is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm 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 around Ilfracombe. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to roughly 8°C (46°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable 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 during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during fall when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that like to swim 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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