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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near La Bassee, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about La Bassee...

La Bassee is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively little coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 6027 people. The water temperature around La Bassee varies significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.7°C (42.2°F) in January up to 19.3°C (66.7°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 La Bassee 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 La Bassee?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to La Bassee is approximately:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to La Bassee. A spot that might be worth checking out is Dunkerque, which is about 41km (26.2miles) away from La Bassee. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Dunkerque and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near La Bassee are Nieuwpoort, which is 42.2km (26.2miles) away, and Westende, located ca 43.7km (27.1miles) from La Bassee.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to La Bassee. A good beach nearby is Ostend, which is just 47.4km (29.4miles) away from La Bassee. Another fun beach near La Bassee is Bredene, which is ca 48.9km (30.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for La Bassee?

The water temperature around La Bassee is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around La Bassee. However, during winter, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 6°C (42°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 high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy 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 near La Bassee?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to La Bassee: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about La Bassee...

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