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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Le Gavre, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Le Gavre...

Le Gavre is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 1026 people. The water temperature around Le Gavre varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 8.1°C (46.7°F) in March up to 17.9°C (64.3°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Le Gavre 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 Le Gavre?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Le Gavre is approximately:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots close to Le Gavre?

There are not too many surf spots close to Le Gavre. A spot that might be worth checking out is La Courance, which is about 31.3km (20.6miles) away from Le Gavre. Click here for directions and to check out more information on La Courance and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Le Gavre are Pornichet, which is 33.2km (20.6miles) away, and La Govelle, located roughly 37.5km (23.3miles) from Le Gavre.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in close proximity to Le Gavre. The next good one is Torcross, which is 207.5km (128.9miles) away from Le Gavre. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Salcombe, roughly 207.9km (129.1miles) away from Le Gavre.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Le Gavre?

The water temperature around Le Gavre is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the 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 Le Gavre. Nevertheless, during early spring, sea temperatures reach lows of 8°C (47°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold 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 Le Gavre?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Le Gavre: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Le Gavre...

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